After stealing a win from Notre Dame in week five, the Oklahoma Sooners have begun to shape into a serious national title contender thanks to the strong play at quarterback from Blake Bell. Finally finding a quarterback to lead this team was priority No. 1 heading into the season and it’s been seemingly solved.
On the other side of the field, the TCU Horned Frogs are a disappointing 2-2 to begin the 2013 season in which they were predicted to do big things in the Big 12. TCU has been somewhat disappointing, but they are still one of the best teams in the conference, potential-wise.
Oklahoma, like I said earlier, has finally found a starting quarterback to guide this team better than Trevor Knight did through the first couple of weeks before getting injured. Bell has filled in more than nicely, passing for 645 yards and six touchdowns in his two starts this season. He also has the coveted ability to scramble that every coach loves in a quarterback with over 100 yards rushing on the year.
The Horned Frogs have an average offense this season at best. They ranked in the midd-of-the-pack nationally in points while ranking near the bottom of all teams in college football in yards per game. Losing senior quarterback Casey Pachall has hurt this team through four games, but Trevone Boykin‘s 625 passing yards with four touchdowns and two interceptions isn’t too bad, either.
Defensively, the Horned Frogs allow just over 353 yards per game as well as 22.8 points per game — tough as always. Oklahoma’s defense has been even better, allowing just 299 yards per game with only 12 points allowed per game.
The Horned Frogs will travel to Oklahoma to take on the Sooners at 7 p.m. EST on Saturday, Oct. 5. The game will be broadcasted on FOX.
PREDICTION: TCU 21, Oklahoma 31