|Sooners QB Landry Jones needs 215 passing yards to top 4,000 yards for the third straight season. (AP)|
Game time: Saturday, 12 p.m. ET (ESPN)
Spread: Oklahoma by 6.5
Watchability: TCU has been one of the most difficult teams to read week in and week out. The Horned Frogs have impressive wins against Baylor, West Virginia and Texas, and some not-so-great losses against Iowa State and Texas Tech. They've been competitive in every game except at Oklahoma State, so this will likely be a good game. If the Sooners win, they could end up in a BCS bowl game and will either win the Big 12 outright (with a K-State loss) or tie the Wildcats. Enough is at stake that it's definitely worth tuning in.
Shining stars: Oklahoma -- QB Landry Jones. Is anyone playing better at quarterback right now than Jones? Jones has passed for 1,054 yards and 10 touchdowns in two comeback wins the last two weeks. He had one bad interception last week against Oklahoma State, but he is no longer letting mistakes get to him. If Jones plays well again, it's tough to see OU losing. TCU -- DE Devonte Fields. The Sooners patched-together offensive line has faired pretty well during Big 12 play. In eight conference games, OU has only allowed six sacks after allowing eight in three non-conference games. OU's pass protection in Big 12 play is even more impressive considering Jones has attemped more passes than any quarterback other than Texas Tech's Seth Doege during conference games. All that might not matter against Fields, who leads the Big 12 with nine sacks and has an endless motor.
Who could steal the show: Oklahoma -- WR Justin Brown. The Penn State transfer did not top 100 yards receiving in his first seven games in Norman. In the last four, Brown has gone over 100 yards three times. He is coming off the best game of his season last week, catching 15 passes for 146 yards against the Cowboys. TCU -- QB Trevone Boykin . Boykin does not always put up big numbers but he seems to make enough happen to keep the Horned Frogs in the game. Last week, he threw only nine passes and helped win the game with his legs, running for 77 yards on 10 rushing attempts. When TCU has asked him to win the game with his arm, Boykin hasn't always been too accurate but he is usually good for at least one home run play in the passing game.
You going? Ranking the road trip: The Horned Frogs have put together a respectable season in their first year in the Big 12. After knocking off Texas, the fans should show this week.
Magic number for Oklahoma: 2. OU is 9-0 when Jones has at least two touchdown passes.
Magic number for TCU: 2. TCU leads the Big 12 in interceptions with 20 and is 4-0 when picking off at least two passes.
The game comes down to: Jones. The Sooners' defense has allowed 34, 49 and 48 points in the last three games. That hasn't mattered because of how well Jones has played. The TCU offense is not nearly as potent as OU's last three opponents. If Jones performs, the Sooners should take care of business.
Prediction: Oklahoma 31, TCU 17
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