Game Notes: Oklahoma Vs. TCU

Since 2000, TCU's 12 wins over teams from conferences with automatic BCS bids are tied with Fresno State for second nationally. Only Utah (13) is ahead of the Frogs.

No. 23 TCU (4-0) at No. 2 Oklahoma (3-0)

Sept. 27   Norman, Okla.  6 p.m. (Central)

 

ABOUT THE GAME

 

No. 23 TCU, 4-0 for the first time since 2003, travels to No. 2 Oklahoma.

 

TCU is tied for the nation's third-longest current winning streak at seven games. The

Frogs trail only BYU (14) and Georgia (11) while being tied with USC (seven).

 

The Frogs have won their last two games in Norman. Both victories came in season

openers. TCU won 20-7 in 1996 and 17-10 over the fifth-ranked Sooners in 2005.

 

TCU's 2005 win in Norman is Oklahoma's only loss in its last 34 home games over

the past six seasons. It is also one of just two defeats in 58 home contests overall for

Bob Stoops in his 10-year career as the Sooners' head coach.

 

Under head coach Gary Patterson, TCU is 4-4 against ranked teams.

 

With the 17-10 win in 2005, Patterson is 1-0 as a head coach versus Oklahoma.

 

With Oklahoma at No. 2, the Frogs have not faced an opponent that high in the polls

since dropping a 45-10 decision at top-ranked Miami (Fla.) in 1992.

 

Oklahoma will play at TCU in the 2012 campaign.

 

THE SERIES

 

Oklahoma holds a 6-4 series lead over TCU. The Frogs are 3-1 versus the Sooners

in Norman and 1-4 in Fort Worth. The first game in the series took place in Oklahoma

City in 1944 with the Sooners taking a 34-19 decision.

 

TCU has won two of the last three meetings with 1996 and 2005 victories in Norman

sandwiched around a 10-9 OU win in Fort Worth in 1998.

 

FAMILIAR FACES

 

Former Oklahoma quarterback Justin Fuente is in his second season as TCU's running

backs coach.

 

Fuente played two seasons (1996-97) with the Sooners. In 1996, he set an OU freshman

record with 11 touchdown passes. He played his final two years at Murray State.

 

In TCU's 20-7 win at Oklahoma in 1996, Fuente completed 6-of-16 passes for 88

yards with one touchdown and an interception.

 

TCU snapper Clint Gresham was at Oklahoma for one season (2005) as a redshirt.

He was in a Sooner uniform when TCU won in Norman in 2005.

 

TCU cornerback Alex Ibiloye is the older brother of Oklahoma safety Joseph Ibiloye.

 

TCU VERSUS THE BIG 12 AND BCS

 

Dating back to 2005, TCU is 5-1 in its last six games against Big 12 opponents.

 

The Frogs are 11-2 in their last 13 games against teams from conferences with automatic

BCS bids.

 

Since 2000, TCU's 12 wins over teams from conferences with automatic BCS bids

are tied with Fresno State for second nationally. Only Utah (13) is ahead of the Frogs.

 

Since Gary Patterson arrived at TCU as defensive coordinator in 1998, the Frogs are

15-7 versus teams from leagues with automatic BCS bids.


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