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TCU football vs. Oklahoma Sooners game: Kickoff time, TV, line, prediction

TCU hasn’t gotten off to the most promising start in the Big 12, and the scheduling gods weren’t too kind with reigning champion Oklahoma coming to town following an off week.

OU is looking to get back on track after falling to rival Texas in the Red River Showdown earlier this month, and it has never lost consecutive games since Lincoln Riley joined the staff in 2015.

Riley doesn’t plan on letting that change, although the Frogs had an extended break themselves by playing Texas Tech last Thursday.

TCU has lost four straight to OU, including twice last year in the regular season and the Big 12 title game.

Here’s all you need to know going into the game –

The details

Kickoff: 11 a.m. Saturday

Where: Amon G. Carter Stadium, Fort Worth

TV: ABC (Bob Wischusen, Brock Huard, Allison Williams)

Radio: WBAP 820 AM, KTCU 88.7 FM, Sirius 106, XM 199 (Brian Estridge, John Denton, Landry Burdine)

Spanish Radio: KFZO 99.1 FM (Miguel Cruz, Elvis Gallegos)

The line: OU by 7 1/2 (over/under 59 1/2)

Series history: OU leads 13-5

Attending the game

Tickets: Available starting at $95. May be purchased on school’s website or at the Parrish Family Athletics Ticket Office in Schollmaier Arena beginning at 8 a.m. through halftime on Saturday.

Gates: Open at 9 a.m. Fans entering the east side of the stadium are encouraged to arrive early to avoid long lines at the gates. Gates 7 and 9 are closed due to construction. Fans are encouraged to enter on the West or North sides of the stadium.

Parking: Lots open five hours before kickoff (6 a.m.). Lots must be cleared three hours after the game.

Free parking lots (that don’t allow tailgating) are located at McKinney Bible Church (4805 Arborlawn Drive, 929 spots) and Travis Avenue Baptist Church (800 W Berry Street, 450 spots) with shuttle service beginning three hours prior to kickoff.

Ride share (Uber, Lyft, etc): Pick up and drop off is at the corner of Wabash Avenue and McPherson Avenue, northeast of the stadium.

Taxis are allowed to pick up and drop off at the corner of Stadium Drive and Bellaire Drive North, southeast of the stadium.

Frog Alley: Has moved because of the east-side stadium construction. It’s now in front of Schollmaier Arena.

Frog Alley is open three hours before kickoff (3:30 p.m.) with the team arriving for the “Frog Walk” 2.5 hours before (8:30 a.m.). The marching band will perform one hour before kickoff (10 a.m.).

What to wear: This is a “Purple Out” game as TCU fans are encouraged to wear purple apparel.

Did you know?

TCU and Oklahoma played for the first time in 1944, a game OU won 34-19 in Oklahoma City. … TCU is 38-13 in regular-season games following a loss in the Gary Patterson era. … TCU co-offensive coordinator and QB coach Sonny Cumbie and OU coach Lincoln Riley were teammates during the spring and summer of 2003 at Texas Tech.

They said it

“As a general rule, he can just take off on you and most people on the field can’t catch him, so that’s a problem area for your team and one of those things that we have to look at as we go into preparation. How do you control the quarterback? … You notice I never said stop. I always say, ‘Try to control.’” -- TCU coach Gary Patterson on Oklahoma QB Kyler Murray

“They’re one of the most explosive skill units that we’ll face all year. Receivers are really good. They’ve got one of the most electric players in the country with [KaVontae] Turpin, both offensively and on special teams. They’re a very, very capable group.” – OU coach Lincoln Riley on TCU’s offense

Prediction

The Sooners have bounced back consistently after losses under Riley, and have had the Frogs number of late. Expect OU to win its seventh in the last eight meetings between these two.

Oklahoma 27, TCU 20.

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