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Can the Oklahoma State Offense roll TCU?

Can the Oklahoma State Offense roll TCU?

The Horned Frogs improved to 4-0 overall and 1-0 in the Big 12.

TCU's offensive line is as good as it has ever been under Patterson, the running game is rolling, and the quarterback is not beating his own team.

The Cowboys had more yardage (and yards per play), but TCU controlled the ball for nearly 40 minutes and road 14 points off turnovers to a 13-point win.

Oklahoma State senior QB Mason Rudolph completed 22-of-41 passes for 398 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions in Saturday's 44-31 loss to TCU.

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Putting the ball in the hands of the running backs early and often is one way to limit Hill's mistakes without really trying. Instead, the Pokes throttled Gary Patterson's team in a game that was even more one-sided than the 31-6 score would indicate. Horned Frogs head coach Gary Patterson provided a powerful reminder of his defensive bona fides by dialing up the flawless counter to the Cowboys' combustible offense. The Frogs held the ball for 39:04. It was a clean, dominant performance.

Memo to those, however, who anointed Clemson as the nation's best team ahead of Alabama.

The only discouraging part about TCU's stellar first half was the Frogs' inability to capitalize in the first quarter.

TCU is going to have a say in this Big 12 race. The Horned Frogs are a top 20 FBS offense, but still a football field behind the Cowboys. After forcing a punt down 37-24 with 7:25 to play, the Cowboys quickly moved deep into TCU territory. But the margin of victory could have been greater. Kingwood's Sewo Olonilua also contributed, rushing for 63 yards.

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Defensively, the Texans are yielding 29.0 points and 280.0 total yards (125.0 in passing and 155.0 in rushing). So what can we expect? The score put Houston ahead 10-3 before the half at Paul Brown Stadium on Thursday.

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On Saturday, TCU claimed prime real estate in the conference title discussion, wresting Oklahoma State's status as the Sooners' primary challenger.

The Frogs responded again, going 75 yards in nine plays, with Sewo Olanilua scoring on a 1-yard touchdown run off a direct snap from the "wildcat" formation. He didn't carry TCU by any stretch, but limited himself to only one turnover and showed the leadership qualities expected from a senior.

Of course, I'm 0-2 in upset specials this season, so Garnet and Black fans can rest easy.

TCU was able to establish the run game with 238 yards against a Cowboy defense that had previously only allowed an average of 129 yards per game. Howard's went for 19 yards to give the Frogs a 56-29 lead in the fourth period. TCU can establish itself as a challenger in the conference and bring some pride back to Texas football.

But that was by far the highlight of Oklahoma State's first half.

Darnold still doesn't look like the quarterback who led USC to last year's Rose Bowl win. Now it looks probable. Patterson has proven an ability to adapt to any game situation from a defensive slugfest in the win over Arkansas to last week's up-tempo offensive attack to overwhelm SMU, which will be an advantage for TCU throughout Big 12 play.

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