Oklahoma State leads TCU in defensive first half, 10-6
CU and Oklahoma State rekindled their rivalry Saturday afternoon in Fort Worth. Oklahoma State holds a 14-10-2 edge in the all-time series with TCU. The Horned Frogs are 6-4-2 against OSU in Fort Worth.
Here are five things to know about the first half between the Horned Frogs and Cowboys.
1.Oklahoma State is keeping Kyle Hicks in check
A game after TCU running back Kyle Hicks rushed for a career-high 192 yards and five touchdowns, the Cowboys have made it clear that they would rather any other Horned Frog do the heavy lifting for the TCU offense. Hicks had 12 carries for 17 yards. It appears that Kenny Hill with have to find a way to put up points with his arm for TCU to come away with the upset victory.
2.TCU defense limits Oklahoma State’s high-octane passing game
OSU quarterback Mason Rudolph had the fifth-most passing yards in the nation with 3384 passing yards to go along with 24 touchdown passes heading into Saturday’s game, but against TCU Rudolph has just 84 passing yards. One reason for TCU’s successful pass defense is that they’ve been able to generate pressure. TCU has sacked Rudolph twice and forced a number of hurried throws. If TCU can sustain this level of play defensively, it will be in prime position to shock the No.11 Cowboys.
3.KaVontae Turpin has a rollercoaster performance