Not a fan of the way the Big 12 gives out its championships now, but since it’s uncontrollable, we have to deal with it. The Oklahoma Sooners beat the TCU Horned Frogs, 24-17 on Saturday in what was a surprising defensive battle in Fort Worth. With the win, the Sooners clenched a piece of the Big 12 title. They will be sharing the title with the Kansas State Wildcats if they can beat the Texas Longhorns on Saturday night in Manhattan, Kansas. If the Wildcats lose, the Sooners win it outright.
What went down in Fort Worth? The Sooners rush defense has been non-existent the last couple of weeks and stepped up when they needed to. They held the Frogs to only 117 yards rushing and 350 total yards. Sooners QB Landry Jones didn’t continue on his 500 + yards 2-game streak, either. He was held to just 244 yards and two touchdowns, with one interception.
Thankfully, there were other shining stars on the offense for the Sooners that made up for it. WR Jalen Saunders had a fantastic game as well as RB Damien Williams. The RB had 115 yards and two touchdowns.
The wind in Fort Worth had a major impact on both teams when it came to the kicking game. Both were 1 of 2 and had the wind take-hold on both of the missed attempts.
While it wasn’t perfect, the Sooners went into the game knowing what was on the line and came out on top. The Horned Frogs finished their season with no conference wins at home, 7-4 on the season and 4-5 in conference.