HFB.com OSU Prediction

HornedFrogBlitz.com gives our predictions on the outcome of Saturday's game.

Jeremy Clark

Well, traveling to Stillwater will not be an easy task but they have lost one game earlier this year to Texas. The key for the Frogs; make defensive stops. This game could be another Texas Tech type game. The good news is the Cowboys will either play a true freshman at quarterback in Wes Lunt, who hasn't played in over a month after sustaining an injury against Louisiana-Lafayette. If Lunt doesn't go, junior Clint Chelf is expected to get the nod and he presents dual threat capabilities against the Frogs.


Boykin is the key on Saturday
Defensively, the Cowboys have held opponents to just 24 points the last two games (Kansas and Iowa State) but they are given up yardage. TCU has racked up over 500 yards of offense in consecutive games under the guidance of redshirt freshman quarterback Trevone Boykin.

I look for TCU to have continued success moving the football, let's remember that OSU surrendered 59 points to Arizona. I don't think offense will be the issue. Defensively, they've got to eliminate the big plays and in redzone, the corners have got to play more physical. Patterson will show Lunt or Chelf different looks and historically he's had much more success when facing a quarterback with little experience. Although on the road in front of a crazy environment, this isn't new to TCU. They've played in front of big crowds and plus a good TCU crowd is expected.

Prediction: TCU 41 OSU 27

GAME MVP:Trevone Boykin

Boykin has thrown 8 touchdowns and 2 interceptions the last two weeks while averaging nearly 300 yards per game. He also presents a threat running the football which if you look as recent as last week, they allowed Iowa State quarterback Jared Barnett 8.2 yards per carry. They also allowed 55 yards to Arizona quarterback Matt Scott earlier this season. So, Boykin's feet will keep the Cowboys on their heels and I expect the Frogs offensive line to create running lanes up the middle with OSU forced to contain Boykin on the outside. Not to mention, Boykin has a ton of weapons to throw to. I predict Boykin to throw for 250 and 3 scores while adding another 40 on the ground with another score.


JEREMIAH GLENN

The TCU Horned Frogs head into Stillwater, OK tomorrow on a mission. After falling just short in a triple overtime thriller against Texas Tech, the Frogs have been hard at work prepping for the Oklahoma State Cowboys. Trevone Boykin is getting better every week and he'll need to be on top of his game tomorrow afternoon if the Frogs are to have any chance to win.


Catalon is primed for a breakout game
J.W. Walsh, out of Denton Guyer, sustained a knee injury last week and will miss the rest of the season. Expect the Frogs to get a dose of true Freshman Wes Lunt and possibly junior Clint Chelf. Lunt is the prototypical drop passer and stands 6'4". Chelf is more of a dual threat QB and stands 6'1".

The key to this game will be just what it has been for every other game this year. Turnovers. If the Frogs protect the ball and control the clock, they have a good chance to win. If Lunt is playing, the Frogs' odds go up even more because he'll be rusty, coming off of an injury and because he isn't as mobile as Walsh and Chelf. I predict that they'll run the ball and control the clock. It will be a tough game and likely come down to the wire. TCU makes a few more plays than they did a week ago and they pull out the victory. TCU 37 Oklahoma State 30.

GAME MVP: B.J. Catalon I think this is the game that the young TCU squad makes some noise nationally. If you're looking for a breakout player for the Frogs, look no further than B.J. Catalon. The true freshman RB has had a few nice games in a row but I predict this will be his first 100 yard rushing game. On top of that, look for him to add 3-4 receptions to bring him to around 150 total yards for the game.


ALEX APPLE


Verrett has played well this season
The battle of promising young quarterbacks will take place in Stillwater Saturday. Motivated after a loss to Texas Tech, TCU feels like it has a chance to end curb the Cowboys' momentum. Joseph Randle and co. took care of Iowa State easily a week ago. Big up front and opportunistic in the secondary, OSU is a well-rounded team. Almost never do teams run all over a Gary Patterson defense, and Patterson has allowed just 25 100-yard rushers in 146 games as TCU coach. I think a slowed running game stalls the OSU offense. Lunt and Chelf will play in the ball game. Expect Lunt to mainly throw the ball, and Chelf to come in to run Oklahoma State's read option plays. IF TCU wins the turnover battle, TCU will come out of Stillwater with a win. Ultimately I think TCU does win the turnover battle which leads to a 38-28 win over the Pokes.

Game MVPs: The TCU cornerbacks. Kevin White and Jason Verrett pick off Lunt three times to avenge their performance vs Texas Tech


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