Oklahoma football: Three things you need to know about the TCU Horned Frogs


The Oklahoma Sooners will visit Fort Worth, Texas this weekend to face the TCU Horned Frogs. Oklahoma will put their undefeated record on the line when they try to take down the Horned Frogs just one week before their other big showdown in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

However, Oklahoma will need to take it one game at a time. So here’s what you need to know about OU’s week six opponent.

TCU has a quarterback that’s racking up numbers.

Stability at quarterback is a blessing in the Big 12. It can make or break your team, but TCU doesn’t have that problem this season.

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Trevone Boykin has been “the guy” for the Frogs, racking up the offensive yards like its nobody’s business. Boykin’s pass completion percentage is on par with that of Bryce Petty and Clint Trickett. He’s tied for the third-most passing touchdowns in the conference with eight scores through the air. He’s only thrown one pick, and he’s using his feet to put points on the board as well.

Boykin hasn’t been able to lead his Frogs to victory over the Sooners his first two seasons in Fort Worth. He’s thrown just one touchdown pass in his two games against the OU defense, which haven’t been nearly as good as this year’s unit. We’ll see if Boykin has what it takes to earn his first victory over Oklahoma this weekend.

This is a veteran Frogs team.

TCU has all the experience to run with Oklahoma. They feature an entire offensive line of upperclassmen, as well as Boykin who’s been TCU’s quarterback for the past two seasons. The Horned Frogs have a veteran secondary, which features Sam Carter, a preseason first team All-American safety by USAToday. Plus, the Frogs have really no health issues as opposed to Oklahoma.

Gary Patterson is one of the longest tenured head coaches in college football. He’s been known for his defenses, and this year’s group is no different.

This might be the best defense OU sees all year.

While the competition hasn’t been the greatest, TCU’s ranks first in the Big 12 in total defense. They’re holding their opponents on average to roughly 218 yards of total offense, and they’ve given up a combined 21 points all season.

Oklahoma’s offense may be a big threat, though, to TCU’s very impressive numbers. OU is racking up nearly 500 yards on average of total offense per game, and they lead the conference in total offense.

This should be a fun clash between two very skilled teams.