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Oklahoma State drops Big 12 opener to TCU 44-31

24 Septembre 2017

"They're a very good offense right now". It had a 10-point, third quarter lead over FSU before the Seminoles rallied to win. You've got to be able to throw, but you've got to be able to run the football.

TCU: Winning against a Top 6 team is rare, especially on the road. "If we can keep the ball rolling and keeping doing what we do, then we'll find ourselves in that conversation". The versatility of Snell and KaVonte Turpin as running and receiving options out of the backfield, the threat of Shaun Nixon and Jaelan Austin in the middle of the field, and Reagor and Desmond White up top and out deep will also help the Horned Frogs go blow-for-blow in Saturday's Big 12 slugfest.

The play was a microcosm of a day where the Cowboys allowed TCU success on 57.9 percent of its third-down chances, including 3 of 5 on third downs of 9 yards or longer.

That totally fits Patterson's style.

The keys to beating Oklahoma State were to force enough stops on defense and play smart on offense.

"Nobody's fired up for themselves". It's no different than a baseball team.

The key to a Georgia victory is for the offense to make a few plays in the passing game to set up the run. "When the end of your order can make some hits, score some runs, get on, it makes your whole offense better".

TCU QB Kenny Hill's physical talents have never quite made up for his capacity to shoot his team in the foot. All but one - sorry, Oklahoma State - earned high marks.

In the heat of a Stillwater afternoon, the Frogs' backfield depth made a difference. Some starch went into a game the following week, when TCU (4-0) goes to Oklahoma.

As he kept his eyes on Boesen in the backfield, Jenkins collided with Rudolph, "sacking" his quarterback for 7-yard loss. They look mortal. Their defense got gassed just like anybody would, and Rudolph isn't the same quarterback when he's under pressure. "Because we already excel through the air". How do we coach it? On the punt return, redshirt freshman cornerback Rodarius Williams dove for the ball though it was supposed to be a fair catch situation, Gundy later explained.

But the Big 12 was served notice on Saturday: Take nothing for granted. Total yards are a dying stat and they're nearly irrelevant in Big 12 play anyway. Junior WR, Jalen McCleskey, put up 162 yards on seven catches, and hauled in three touchdowns. The year before, 15. Through three games he is tied with Washington for the team lead with 13 receptions and is second with 235 yards.

Oklahoma State may boast arguably the most potent offense in the conference by an institution not named Oklahoma or Texas Christian.

Oklahoma State: WR James Washington. But they didn't have to. Well, hell yeah I'd like to have it back.

The Frogs responded again, going 75 yards in nine plays, with Sewo Olanilua scoring on a 1-yard touchdown run off a direct snap from the "wildcat" formation. "But I don't care". Anderson, from George Ranch, led the Frogs in rushing for the third straight game, finishing with 89 yards and two TDs on 14 carries. Not so much with this team, however. Gundy said they can't let the one game define them.

In West Lafayette, Ind., Chris Evans ran for two touchdowns in the second half and backup quarterback John O'Korn rallied MI from a halftime deficit to a victory at Purdue. "They didn't even notice it".

Oklahoma State drops Big 12 opener to TCU 44-31