No. 4 OU stunned by TCU

Sooners' undefeated season ended by No. 25 Horned Frogs

Fort Worth, Texas – No. 3 Oklahoma struggled on third down, couldn’t slow down TCU’s new offense and dug itself an early hole it on the way to an 37-33 loss to the No. 25 Horned Frogs, all but ending the Sooners’ national championship hopes just five games into the season.

When Oklahoma’s last desperate heavy flew out of the back of the end zone with no time left, TCU players poured on the field to fireworks, meeting the emptied student section in the middle of Amon G. Carter Stadium.

After allowing touchdowns on the first two drives, Oklahoma (4-1, 1-1 Big 12) managed to battle back to a tie, but once the Horned Frogs tied the score, 31-31, the Sooners were unable to sustain any resemblance of an offense ¬– recording an incompletion, an interception or a sack on 10 of the next 14 plays.

Oklahoma went the final eight drives of the game after losing its only lead with just six first downs, leaning on an inept passing game and being unable to take advantage of TCU turnovers. The Horned Frogs turned the ball over twice in the span of just three offensive plays at one point.

Oklahoma quarterback Trevor Knight finished the day 14-for-35 for 309 yards, one touchdown but threw an interception that was returned for the game-winning touchdown.

Before Saturday, Oklahoma had never allowed more than 20 points to TCU (4-0, 1-0). By halftime, the Horned Frogs had reached that mark behind a new offense that kept Oklahoma off balance and recorded 469 total yards.

The Sooners, who went just 7-for-18 on third down, saw the second-longest winning streak in the nation snapped at eight games by TCU, which is 4-0 for the fifth time in seven years.

TCU held Oklahoma’s vaunted power running attack in check for the entire day, limiting the Sooners to 152 yards on the ground and averaged just 3.6 yards per carry.

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