December 16 2017

Horned Frogs down Cowboys

December 16 2017, 04:46 | Frederick Owens

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Mason Rudolph fielded rapid-fire questions from the media, perspiration still leaking from his forehead following an unsatisfying afternoon spent inside Boone Pickens Stadium.

Oklahoma State established its running game well enough in wins over Tulsa and South Alabama that Pitt tried to focus on stopping the ground game. Or maybe you're ready to throw Kansas State into the mix. "We know that if we give him time that we have plenty of guys that can make plays".

"The only advantage that we have over Oklahoma State going into the ballgame", Patterson said, "is that we've had to be in two battles and basically they've had only to play until halftime".

TCU: The Horned Frogs controlled the clock against Oklahoma State's previously stingy defense for much of the game. For TCU to take down one of the top teams in the Big 12, Hill will need to continue his impressive play through the season's opening weeks. "I thought that they had better plans, and their players executed their plans better than we did".

That's why Oklahoma State lost Saturday.

OSU began to march and threaten to score, but they got too fancy, with Rudolph throwing a lateral to Jalen McCleskey, who then tried to throw a pass, but it was overthrown and intercepted by Nick Orr at the TCU 5-yard line.

The play by offensive coordinator Mike Yurcich was largely derided as an unnecessary risk, but Gundy defended the call.

Georgia. The Bulldogs made a resounding statement that they are the class of the SEC East with a 31-3 thumping of Mississippi State. It was, what, the sixth or seventh play of the drive.

"He may be a little off from the standpoint that you can be up to the fourth game", Gundy said. Well, hell yeah I'd like to have it back. A pair of penalties against TCU - of which the Horned Frogs committed just four of all game - had given Oklahoma State life and suddenly the Cowboys were at the TCU 23-yard line with six minutes remaining in the game and poised to make it potentially a six-point game and still have three timeouts at their disposal.

On Friday, the Wildcats dropped their first Big 12 match of 2017 to Texas Tech by a score of 1-3.

—Darius Anderson, TCU, ran for a career-high 160 yards and three TDs to help the No. 16 Horned Frogs upset No. 6 Oklahoma State 44-31. That was a major factor in minimizing an Oklahoma State offense that came in ranked third nationally in total offense, fourth in scoring and seventh in passing. TCU is slated for a trip to Stillwater, Oklahoma, on Saturday for a matchup with the Cowboys and their explosive offense.

Patterson recognizes Rudolph's weaponry, too. "The wide receiver (James Washington) is a really good player".

After losing approximately 1,430 good assistants to other jobs, Todd Graham has found his ASU tenure on life support. "Obviously, we hadn't been able to do that".

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The Bedlam game will still be big, and Oklahoma State will still be in the mix in the Big 12 race.

The Big 12 Championship trophy will be on display for pictures as part of the Dollar General Big 12 Tour.

OSU's defense has been decent but not great averaging 17.3 points (34th) and 332.7 yards (45th) per game. Oklahoma was a 28-point favorite at Baylor. The Noles will host an NC State team that many people had as a dark horse pick in the ACC.

Postgame Saturday in Stillwater, Patterson was already prepared to handle the kudos.

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