What They Are Saying: TCU at OU

We are just 3 days away from #23 TCU taking #2 Oklahoma. Could this really be the biggest game in 50 years for the Frogs? Some fans are saying it is! BigPurpleNation.com spans the media to find out what writers are saying!

The Line Up
John Shinn
Norman Transcript

If it sounds like a case of deja vu, it should. The second-ranked Sooners put up almost identical numbers through three games last season. You could make a pretty serious argument that Saturday's game with No. 24 TCU will show whether OU has really made improvement over a year ago.

Aaron Brown's return gives TCU Horned Frogs another weapon
Mercede Mayer
Fort Worth Star Telegram

The running back by committee has worked well for the Frogs (4-0), and now having Aaron Brown back adds another dimension. Brown is speedier than all of them and his ability to catch the ball and make plays in the open field will be needed Saturday against No. 2 Oklahoma (3-0).

What if TCU had joined the Big 12?
John Rohde
The Oklahoman

Had TCU tagged alongside Texas, Texas A&M and Texas Tech into the expanded Big Eight, the Horned Frogs would be struggling to stay out of the South cellar themselves. TCU's impressive football resurgence came in large part because it was not in the Big 12.

Oklahoma: '05 loss to TCU isn't main motivating factor
Mike Jones
Fort Worth Star Telegram

Circumstances were completely different for both teams. OU was in a transitional year that evolved into an 8-4 record, the worst under Stoops. But the game boiled down to one thing, offensive coordinator Kevin Wilson recalled.

"We just weren't ready to play, and we weren't ready to play because they were," he said.

TCU makes Top 25, but second-ranked Oklahoma awaits
Mercedes Mayer
Fort Worth Star Telegram

For the first time this season, TCU will be the underdog. The initial line is the Sooners by 17 1/2 points despite the Frogs beating opponents by an average of 40 points per game this season.

Stoops steers No. 2 Sooners out of Spygate hubbub
Jeff Latzke
Ap Sports Writer

Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops wants to make it clear: Any Spygate allegations being leveled against TCU aren't coming from him.

TCU might produce another OU upset
Eric Dama
Oklahoma Daily

Now it appears OU could have a more difficult challenge on its hands, with TCU now ranked No. 24 and one of the hottest teams in the country. The Horned Frogs will be ready to prove they can challenge No. 11 BYU for the Mountain West championship.

Oklahoma coach reminds players about loss to TCU
Brandon George
Dallas Morning News

Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops was asked Tuesday if he's reminded his players about the Sooners' 17-10 loss at home against TCU in 2005. "Oh yeah. That's pretty obvious," Stoops said.

Oklahoma braces for TCU
Dan Angell

Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops remembers exactly what it felt like to lose at home to TCU in 2005. By the end of the week, his players won't have any trouble with remembering that either.

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