Oklahoma State Falls To TCU In Big 12 Opener

Badgers at Lambeau Field. Image By Steve Swanson- Wikicommons

Badgers at Lambeau Field. Image By Steve Swanson- Wikicommons

Many have predicted the Cowboys to contend with Oklahoma for the Big 12 Championship, but a loss to TCU may impede that plan. This season as a senior, Washington has an astonishing 28.2 yards per catch on 13 receptions for the Oklahoma State Offense.

Barrett, who has taken the brunt of the criticism for Ohio State's inconsistent passing game this season, was barely slowed by an outgunned UNLV defense, completing 12 of 17 passes for 209 yards before handing the game over to backup Dwayne Haskins near the end of the first half. The Horned Frog offense put up some impressive numbers collecting over 600 yards of total offense. TCU's 30-14 road record since 2009 - with seven wins over Top 25 squads - ranked No. 3 nationally.

The matchup against Gary Patterson's Horned Frogs will be the biggest test that Oklahoma State has faced up to this point in the season. They ran the ball 42 times for 195 yards versus Arkansas in week two, a sign that this rushing attack is for real.

Kenny Hill and Texas Christian hushed the crowd at Oklahoma State.

And no play exhibited this better than a laughable moment in the third quarter. "Coming into the game, we knew what they were going to do but they executed and we didn't".

The Cowboys did get an interception right before halftime, but another three-and-out left them punting for their second time in the game. They recruit well. Their guys can tackle and move well, so it'll be a challenge for all of us.

Don't expect the Washington-Colorado game to be as lopsided as it was previous year, when the Huskies won 41-10 in the Pac-12 championship game.

A huge BIG-12 Conference match-up begins when the (15) TCU Horned Frogs rumble with the (7) Oklahoma State Cowboys at Boone Pickens Stadium.

So how good can this Horned Frogs team be? "That's about the worst day you can have at the office", Narduzzi said after the game. Rudolph is among the nation's leaders in passing efficiency, and he's only been sacked three times in three games. The Horned Frogs play Oklahoma in Fort Worth on November 11 - a week after the Sooners visit Oklahoma State. He threw for a career high 497 yards and 5 touchdowns against a decent Pittsburgh team last week.

100_TD passes by Washington State's Luke Falk, matching USC's Matt Leinart for third all-time in the Pac-12. In the opener against Tulsa, Kenneth Edison-MaGruder returned a fumble 82 yards for a score.

Fromm played an efficient and contained game, hitting 9-of-12 passes for 201 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions.

"You have to teach it, coach it, stress it and make them hungry for it every snap", defensive coordinator Glenn Spencer said. So originally, they were estimating a 38-26 type of ball game. It's pursuit angles. How many turnovers are created by great pursuit angles? "We as coaches, me specifically, have got to say, 'Hey, we all own this. We coach it like that".

At this point, the TCU offense looks like it's miles ahead of their defense. "Hill is playing better, they're in a lot of empty (backfield) now, trying to spread people out and let him make quick throws or use his running abilities to make plays".

Penalties in the first three quarters for TCU, which finished with four penalties for 23 yards. That led to a clumsy all-comers circus where over two dozen schools campaigned for acceptance.

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