Friday, November 30, 2012
Staff picks: Oklahoma vs. TCU
By SoonerNation staff
Oklahoma 41, TCU 30 TCU has one of the better defenses in the Big 12, but this OU passing attack is on another level right now. Knowing the Sugar Bowl is within their grasp, the Sooners shouldn't suffer from too much of a Bedlam hangover. The Horned Frogs don't have the offense that can score with OU like West Virginia or OSU, and will struggle to keep up.
- Jake Trotter
Oklahoma 42, TCU 28 The Sooners get off to a great start with three early touchdowns and play with a lead for the majority of the game. TCU struggles to match up with the Sooners passing attack while Mike Stoops' defense has flashes of strong play similar to its dominant stretch in the middle of the season. Quarterback Landry Jones remains on fire with another 400-yard performance with touchdowns to Kenny Stills, Jalen Saunders and Sterling Shepard. A late TCU touchdown makes this one appear closer than it really was as the Sooners put together their best overall performance since Iowa State.
- Brandon Chatmon
Oklahoma 27, TCU 16 Don't expect OU to score 50 points for a third consecutive week but don't expect the defense to allow at least 48 points for the third consecutive week. TCU is not built that way, and OU's defense should make some adjustments after rough outings in wins against West Virginia and Oklahoma State. Back to basics on defense and Sooners shut down Horned Frogs. Running back Brennan Clay continues his late-season surge with another rushing touchdown and Jalen Saunders beats the TCU defense deep for a big score to send OU to a 10-2 record and scoreboard-watching Saturday night for Kansas State-Texas.
- Bob Przybylo