Conference play is underway today and the Big 12 is starting with a bang. TCU is visiting Oklahoma State in a game that I believe should be a Top 10 match-up. A statistical comparison between the two schools shows them to be very identical and, considering the Frogs have played a more difficult schedule, that should make this a pretty entertaining game.

Team Stats  TCU  OSU
Points Per Game

49.0

54.0

Points Allowed Per Game

14.3

17.3

Total Yards

507.3

607.0

Yards Passing

277.0

407.3

Yards Rushing

230.3

199.7

Yards Allowed

265.0

332.7

Pass Yards Allowed

172.7

203.3

Rush Yards Allowed

92.3

129.3

 

Game Information & How To Watch

Date: Saturday, Sept. 23rd | Time: 2:30 p.m. Central
Location: Boone Pickens Stadium – Stillwater, Oklahoma
TV: ESPN | Live streamWatchESPN.com

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Fast starts have been a steady constant for Oklahoma State this season. They’ve jumped out early on all three of their opponents this season, forcing them to abandon their game plan and turn the offense pass happy. Fortunately for the Pokes, they’ve not played a quarterback capable of bringing their team back from a large deficit.

Kenny Hill is having a solid season but is overshadowed by the accolades for Mason Rudolph and Baker Mayfield. He’s completing 75% of his passes and has a 175.4 QBR. The key to Hill’s revival has been the balance of TCU’s offense. The Frogs are 507 yards of offense per game, with 277 coming through the air and 230 on the ground.

A balanced offense is the most difficult offense to prepare for but that’s exactly what the Pokes are up against. Getting off to a fast start and lighting up the scoreboard are going to be one of the keys to knocking TCU off balance.

Odds & Predictions

Favorite: OSU -13  O/U: 71

Score Predictions

Craig 38-35 OSU
Matt 35-31 OSU
Richard 52-35 OSU
Zack 41-20 OSU