Although neither team comes in ranked in the top 25, TCU vs Oklahoma St. can very well be the best game of the week when it is all said and done.
The Horned Frogs have had more than their fair share of problems this season but some how remain competitive and dangerous week after week. Ask Baylor and Texas Tech. Tech came out on top but it took three overtimes to put the Frogs away.
As for the Cowboys, it is arguable that no other team plays as good at home as they do. When at home, they simply play at a much higher level and can compete with the best.
In a tough dog fight, here's what to look for:
TCU quarterback Trevone Boykin will be too much for Oklahoma St. to contain.
With no starting experience, only growing pains were expected out of Boykin. However, Boykin is quickly becoming a star in his own right. In three games he has now thrown 10 TDs and is 63 yards shy of 1000. Whats even more troubling for OkSt. is Boykin's scrambling ability, racking up 233 yards on the ground for the season. Expect Boykin to be a major headache for the Cowboys' defense on Saturday and keep them on the field for long drives.
Cowboys running back Joseph Randle will have a major impact, rushing for 150 yards and 2 TDs.
Through the first six games, Randle rushed for over 100 yards in every game but one. His bruising running style will be a big concern and problematic for the Frogs all game long, making head coach Mike Gundy wanting to keep feeding him the ball.
In a high scoring gem, TCU goes into Stillwater and stuns the Cowboys 38-34 in a sold out Boone Pickens Stadium.
As stated before, one just doesn't go into Stillwater and expect to win easily, unless your assisted by blown calls like the Longhorns were. The Cowboys have a top 10 offense in passing, rushing and points-for categories that allows them to score on every possession. TCU can't say the same but if there is one team in the Big 12 that can play defense, the Horned Frogs can. That's not to say that they will stop OkSt. completely but they do have a knack of getting turnovers and giving the Frogs' offense more opportunities. No other head coach prepares his team better than Gary Patterson and when considered as underdogs, that is when the Frogs are at their best.