Oklahoma State vs. TCU Fearless Prediction & Game Preview
Check out the Oklahoma State vs. TCU fearless prediction and game preview.
Oklahoma State (3-0) vs. TCU (3-0) Game Preview
Broadcast, TV, Game Time
Date: Saturday, Sept. 23rd
Game Time: 3:30 pm ET
Venue: Boone Pickens Stadium, Stillwater, OK
Oklahoma … Oklahoma State … Oklahoma … Oklahoma State …
Marsha, Marsha, Marsha.
As a program, TCU has never been big about chirping or taking on any sort of an attitude under head coach Gary Patterson, but it has a right to.
The defense might have given up 36 points to SMU last week, but that’s turning into a bit of a player in the American Athletic Conference – the Mustangs have gotten better.
The 28-7 win at Arkansas was the most impressive under-the-radar stomping by anyone so far.
But it’s still all about Oklahoma and Oklahoma State in the Big 12 world.
As amazing as the Cowboys might be so far, now it’s time to see what they can do against a defense.
Tulsa doesn’t have one, and neither does South Alabama. And then there’s Pitt, which definitely doesn’t have a top D.
TCU does, and after this game, we’ll know where a key piece of the college football puzzle is going to fit.
One Reason Why Oklahoma State Will Win
Yeah, Oklahoma State hasn’t faced a great defense yet, but the offense has done exactly what an amazing attack is supposed to do.
Stomp, stomp, stomp.
The Cowboys have been ultra-efficient, getting out to a 21-0 first quarter lead on Pitt and putting up 49 points by halftime. Mason Rudolph fired at will, throwing for 497 yards and five scores for an O that’s now the third-best in the country overall.
But OSU is playing a little D, too.
The pass rush has been okay, the run defense good enough, and the secondary is holding its own against teams that have to bomb away to keep up.
Can TCU open it up? Do you trust Kenny Hill to lead and offense that can keep pace if this gets wild? The answer might be …
One Reason Why TCU Will Win
Again, sort of like Oklahoma and Oklahoma State sucking all the oxygen out of the Big 12 room, between Baker Mayfield, Mason Rudolph, and Will Grier, it’s hard to get a whole lot of quarterback love in the conference.
All Hill has done so far is hit 75% of his passes for 737 yards and eight touchdowns with two picks. throwing four scoring passes in two games so far.
The TCU offense is working, but it’s the defense that could end up pulling this off.
Mason, meet a pass rush.
Granted, five of the team’s eight sacks came against Jackson State, but the pass rush was fantastic against Arkansas when it had to be. The Horned Frog line has been dominant behind the line, and it’s going to keep coming in waves.
What’s Going To Happen
Don’t be shocked if TCU pulls this off.
Oklahoma State will have its moments of explosion, but Hill will be fantastic as the Horned Frogs keep up with score after score of their own.
The Cowboys are the real deal and will get out alive, but TCU will have its chances late to pull off the upset. It won’t be the dominant OSU performance we’ve been treated to over the first three weeks, but this is the respect game. This is when Rudolph and company shows that the team can handle the pressure.
Oklahoma State vs. TCU Prediction
Oklahoma State 34, TCU 30
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