Breaking down TCU’s 20-17 loss to No. 11 Oklahoma

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A 31LSU 37, TCU 27
S 7TCU 38, SLU 17
S 12Texas Tech 20, TCU 10
S 28TCU 48, SMU 17
O 5Oklahoma 20, TCU 17
O 12vs. Kansas
O 19at Oklahoma State
O 26vs. Texas
N 2vs. West Virginia
N 9at Iowa State
N 16at Kansas State
N 13vs. Baylor

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1st quarter

Blake Bell’s 17-yard pass to Sterling Shepard pushed the Sooners to the TCU 36 but a 6-yard loss on a sack by TCU’s Mike Tuaua helped force Oklahoma to settle for a 39-yard field goal and 3-0 lead with 2:45 remaining in the quarter.

2nd quarter

Trey Millard’s 8-yard scoring run capped a 13-play, 84-yard drive to give Oklahoma a 10-0 lead with 2:29 left in the half.

3rd quarter

After TCU had finally gotten on the board with a 25-yard field goal, the Frogs caught Oklahoma off guard with a pooch kick. TCU’s Derrick Kindred recovered the fumble to set up the Frogs’ first touchdown drive of the game.

4th quarter

Brennan Clay’s 76-yard scoring run with 4:37 left gave the Sooners a 20-10 lead and the cushion was too much for TCU to overcome. The Frogs responded with a quick 75-yard scoring drive to cut it to 20-17, but Oklahoma made two first downs to run out the final 2 minutes.

Players of the game

RB Brennan Clay, Oklahoma: He led all rushers with 111 yards, including a fourth-quarter 76-yard scoring run that iced the game for the Sooners. He also caught four passes for 21 yards.

WR Ty Slanina, TCU: He led the Frogs with six receptions for 38 yards, including a big catch on fourth-and-6 to set up TCU’s first field goal.

DE Terrell Lathan, TCU: He had two tackles for loss, including a sack for a 7-yard loss and finished with five tackles in his first-career start.

CB Zack Sanchez, Oklahoma: He led with four pass breakups and had two tackles.

CB Jason Verrett, TCU: He had two tackles and two pass breakups.

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