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Staff Picks: TCU at Oklahoma

The Horned Frog Insider staff makes their predictions for TCU matchup with Oklahoma

Brad Hardcastle: No Tevone Boykin and no Josh Doctson puts TCU at a severe disadvatage against the best defense the Horned Frogs will face during the regular season. Foster Sawyer showed some flashes of potential during the Kansas game, and the Frogs ahve a lot of other offesnive weapons, but I don't think that will be enough to get it done on the road against the No.7 team in the country. TCU's banged up defense will also have a tough task in stopping Sterling Shepard and Samje Perine, and I don't think the offens wil be bale to keep up. With that said, TCU also seems to play the Sooners close, no matter the record, so this game might be closer than a lot of people think, especially id the Frogs can estblish the run game with Aaron Green and Kyle Hicks. But, I think the Frogs will come up short, final score predicition: Oklahoma 42, TCU 31

Mike Garland: If TCU were healthy heading into this game, I'd like their chances. With Doctson out and Boykin banged up a little it's really hard to see TCU winning this game. Oklahoma has been rolling as of late with Baker Mayfield and the ground game leading the charge. Look for TCU's defense to keep them in the game until late. Final score predicition: TCU 23, OU 42 

J.D. Moore: There's only so much you can say about a team that's as snakebitten as the Frogs, especially when they're going on the road against a really solid Oklahoma team that knows how to use bracket coverage to slow down a spread/air raid offense. The Sooners are giving up less than 19 points per game on the season, and without Josh Doctson and with a questionable Trevone Boykin, it's hard to imagine how TCU will score. Add in the Frogs' defensive wounds, and it's hard to see how the trio of Baker Mayfield, Samaje Perine and Sterling Shepard will be stopped.

This won't be pretty for Frogs fans, because Oklahoma will likely get up on TCU early and win this game to the tune of 54-20.

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