TCU Horned Frogs Prepare for Oklahoma, Plus B-Ball Update

As the TCU Horned Frogs football team gets ready to face the Oklahoma Sooners, they are coming off of their biggest win of their short Big 12 conference career. The Frogs had a huge 20-13 upset over the #16 Texas Longhorns in Austin on Thanksgiving in front of a national audience.  TCU is now 7-4 on the year, and 4-4 in the conference.

Despite the TCU Horned Frogs respectable 4-4 conference record, all of their conference wins have come on the road; they have yet to beat a conference rival at home.  With only one home game left this year, against Oklahoma who is ranked #13 nationally, many fans may start to be seeing an oddity in college football.  It’s not often that a team loses all of their home conference games and wins four of their five conference road games.  Maybe TCU should just play every conference game on the road.  Here’s how they’ve fared in their three home conference games so far:

Nov 22, 2012; Austin, TX, USA; TCU Horned Frogs outside guards Justin Trejo (63) and Trevius Jones (68) and center James Fry (64) react after defeating the Texas Longhorns at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium. Texas Christian beat Texas 20-13. Mandatory Credit: Brendan Maloney-US PRESSWIRE

  • Saturday, October 6th (37-23 loss vs. Iowa State)
  • Saturday, October 20th (56-53 loss vs. Texas Tech in 3OT)
  • Saturday, November 10th (23-10 loss vs. Kansas State)

The TCU Horned Frogs are yet to play their best football at home. This Saturday’s test against the #13 Oklahoma Sooners (12 PM ET on ESPN) won’t be any easier.  Oklahoma is coming off of a big 51-48 overtime win over their in-state rivals, Oklahoma State.

November 17, 2012; Morgantown, WV, USA; Oklahoma Sooners quarterback Landry Jones (12) passes the ball against the West Virginia Mountaineers during the fourth quarter at Milan Puskar Stadium. The Oklahoma Sooners won 50-49. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-US PRESSWIRE

Sooner quarterback Landry Jones is back on track after experiencing some struggles earlier in the year.  He threw for 500 yards and three touchdowns against Oklahoma State.  TCU’s secondary will be tested more.  In addition to Jones, the TCU Horned Frogs’ defense also has to be concerned about backup quarterback Blake Bell.  He leads the team in rushing touchdowns with eleven.  He also scored the game-tying touchdown against Oklahoma State to force overtime.   He had four rushing touchdowns alone against Texas earlier this season.  TCU must be prepared for the situations when Bell gets on the field. When Blake Bell is out there, he is most likely to get the ball, and the Frogs’ defence will have to stop him if they are  going to have any chance of win beating the Oklahoma Sooners.

It’s going to be a tough game, but a good game.  It’ll be senior day and it would be great for the Horned Frogs to get a home win as they head into bowl season. If they having any hope of beating the Oklahoma Sooners, they will need a strong running game to take the pressure of rookie QB Trevone Boykin, like they did against the Longhorns.

TCU Basketball Update:

TCU Horned Frogs forward Connell Crossla

The TCU Horned Frogs’ Men’s basketball team played at the South Padre Invitational is South Padre Island, Texas, but they got off to a very slow start.  The team put up an abysmal offensive effort against Northwestern, losing 55-31.  They did win the second game of the tournament over UAB 76-73.  That puts TCU’s record for the year at 5-2, but if they want to have any hope of having a decent year, they need to pull the ball in the basket some more.  They’re 329th in the country scoring just 55.3 points per game.  That is awful.  They take on Southern Utah this Thursday, November 29th at 7 PM CT at the Daniel-Meyer Coliseum.

The TCU Horned Frogs’ Women’s team are 1-2 following a 91-80 loss to Texas State on Sunday.  Their next game is this Wednesday, November 28, at 7 PM CT against their cross-town rivals SMU at home.

Topics: Oklahoma Sooners, TCU Horned Frogs, TCU Horned Frogs Basketball

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