Oklahoma vs. TCU fearless prediction and game preview.
Oklahoma vs. TCU Broadcast
Date: Saturday, November 23
Game Time: 8:00 ET
Live Stream: fuboTV (click to watch for free)
Venue: Memorial Stadium, Norman, OK
Oklahoma (9-1) vs. TCU (5-5) Game Preview
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Why TCU Will Win
There’s walking a high-wire, and there’s what Oklahoma is doing lately.
It lost to Kansas State after falling just short on a final drive, it almost collapsed against Iowa State in the second half of a 42-41 win – needing a tipped two-point conversion to survive – and overcame a 28-3 deficit on the road against Baylor to pull of the outstanding victory.
This Sooner team is fantastic, but it’s also struggling against the better teams on the slate.
TCU is just flaky enough to do this.
Unlike the Sooners in close games, the Horned Frogs have had a slew of issues – they were on a run of four losses in five games before beating Texas Tech last week.
The offense is still deliberate enough to dominate the time of possession battle, the secondary continues to be among the best in the Big 12 – for whatever that’s worth – and the makeup is there to explode for the big plays needed to keep up in a shootout.
It’s a better team than it’s 5-5 record.
Why Oklahoma Will Win
Jalen Hurts might just be the best player in college football.
It’s going to take something otherworldly to get past Joe Burrow and win the Heisman, but on the year he’s hitting 73% of his passes for 3,039 yards and 28 touchdowns with five picks, and he’s about to go over the 1,000-yard rushing mark to go along with his 15 scores.
There have been a few bad turnovers lately, but he’s been able to keep taking shots, keep making plays, and he’s leading the way to wins even when everything else seems to be breaking down.
Yeah, TCU is good, but can QB Max Duggan be more accurate and consistent? He was brilliant against Texas Tech, but he threw three interceptions in the losses to Oklahoma State and Baylor the weeks before.
Can the Horned Frog secondary hold up against what’s coming?
It’s allowed two touchdown passes or more in each of the last six games, and it’s been bombed on for ten yards or more per pass in three of the last seven games. It’s been getting hit hard against the teams that can throw, and Hurts is averaging over 12 yards per attempt.
What’s Going To Happen
Is CeeDee Lamb able to go? Hurt against Baylor, the Sooner star receiver is questionable. The OU passing game is more than good enough to keep on rolling, but the attack isn’t the same if the No. 1 guy isn’t hitting home runs.
It’ll be yet another battle for Oklahoma. The defense is starting to sputter a bit – it’s fallen off over the last three weeks – and get ready for the Horned Frogs to go through stretches when its defense stalls the Sooner attack.
But once again, Oklahoma football will be fantastic theater.
It’ll be another uneven game, there will be moments when it looks like TCU has the thing won, and it’ll be another game when Jalen Hurts goes Jalen Hurts.
The Sooners will cement a spot in their third straight Big 12 Championship appearance.
Oklahoma vs. TCU Prediction, Line
Must See Rating: 3.5
5: Citizen K
1: Frozen II