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9:00 AM PT10:00 AM MT11:00 AM CT12:00 PM ET4:00 PM GMT12:00 AM 北京时间9:00 AM MST11:00 AM EST, Oct. 1, 2022
Amon G. Carter Stadium, Fort Worth, Texas  Attendance: 49,095

No. 18 Oklahoma in search of rebound vs. TCU

Oklahoma Sooners at TCU Horned Frogs

  1. Oklahoma has won its last eight games against TCU, five of which have come by at least two touchdowns. One of those five was a 52-31 victory last season in which the Sooners jumped out to an early 14-0 lead.
  2. The Sooners lost to Kansas State last week, 41-34, despite putting up 550 yards of offense. The last time Oklahoma lost while gaining that many yards on offense was November 19, 2011 against Baylor (605). The team had won its last 44 games when reaching 550 yards.
  3. Oklahoma's Dillon Gabriel has thrown multiple touchdown passes in each of his last 14 games, longest active streak in the FBS. The next longest streak, owned by Ohio State's C.J. Stroud, is five games shorter than Gabriel's.
  4. For the fifth time in the past 40 years, TCU has scored at least 35 points in each of its first three games of the season, along with 2016, 2011, 2004 and 2000. The Horned Frogs extended the streak to four games in only 2011 and 2004.
  5. Kendre Miller has averaged 7.4 scrimmage yards per offensive touch over his career, fourth highest among active FBS running backs (min. 150 touches). Miller gained 152 yards on 18 touches in the win over SMU last week (8.4 average).

Oklahoma's defense was torched by a mobile quarterback in a loss to Kansas State last week.

The season might not get any easier for the No. 18 Sooners (3-1, 0-1) when they face QB Max Duggan and host TCU (3-0, 0-0) on Saturday in a Big 12 game at Fort Worth, Texas.

"Max is a great quarterback, looking a lot more athletic than he has in the past," Oklahoma linebacker DaShaun White said. "We're gonna go over there, and they're gonna try to put up whatever they're gonna try to put on us. Most important thing is that we come ready to play and stop the run. That's where it starts."

Kansas State quarterback Adrian Martinez ran for 148 yards and four touchdowns in a 41-34 win over the Sooners.

Duggan has three career games with more than 100 yards rushing and ran for 92 against Oklahoma in 2019.

This season, though, Duggan has just 33 rushing yards after being sacked five times in last week's 42-34 win over SMU. But he has excelled through the air, completing 77 percent of his passes for eight touchdowns and no interceptions.

TCU enters the game ranked No. 9 nationally in total offense, averaging 510 yards per game. The Horned Frogs are averaging more than 215 yards on the ground, with Kendre Miller and Emari Demercado leading the way.

"We feed off each other's energy really well," Demercado said.

Oklahoma is No. 7 in the nation in total offense, averaging 513 yards a game.

"We're getting ready for a fight," Horned Frogs linebacker Johnny Hodges said.

Though the Sooners have posted big numbers, they've fallen behind early in each of their past three games.

"I just think we have to have a better mentality as far as coming out," Oklahoma tight end Brayden Willis said. "We have to all be ready to make a play. I think that's the biggest thing, just everyone be ready to make a play when an opportunity comes to you."

The game will be a major step for a pair of first-year coaches.

For Oklahoma's Brent Venables, it's a test of how his team responds to its first loss of the season.

Venables said he liked what he saw from his team in the immediate aftermath of the setback to Kansas State.

"It's been a very committed team," he said. "A team that has bought into everything we've asked them to do. It's a very close team. It's a team that has taken accountability and responsibility.

"They haven't run away from that. And the coaches are right there with them."

The Sooners have lost back-to-back games in the regular season just once since 2000. In 2020, Oklahoma fell to Kansas State and Iowa State on consecutive weeks to start Big 12 play.

For TCU coach Sonny Dykes, Saturday's game will be the first against a ranked opponent after the Horned Frogs started the season with wins over Colorado, Tarleton State and SMU.

"To be the best, you have to beat the best," Dykes said.

The Sooners have won eight consecutive games in the series, with the Horned Frogs' most recent victory coming in 2014.

--Field Level Media

Updated September 27, 2022

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