Oklahoma’s closest call at home in 2015 came against TCU on November 21st. A hobbled Samaje Perine and a concussed Baker Mayfield resulted in a 23-7 OU lead at the half turning into 1-point nail biter in the final seconds.
Mayfield had been 9/20 for 123 yards and two scores in the first half but the passing attack stalled with Knight only going 5/16 for 76 yards and an interception over the final thirty minutes.
The two things that saved the Sooners on this fall night were Samaje Perine’s 188 yards and 7.2 yards per carry and Steven Parker’s athleticism. Perine broke off a career long 72-yard touchdown run in the third quarter to put the Sooners up 30-13. The Frogs rallied in the fourth by scoring two touchdowns and a field goal. With TCU knocking on the door of a monumental upset (circa 2005) Oklahoma safety Steven Parker jumped vertically to knock away a Bram Kohlhausen pass that was intended for Shaun Nixon on a 2-point conversion play in the final minute of the game.
The result for Oklahoma was a 30-29 win and remaining in the driver’s seat for the Big 12 championship.