Oklahoma vs. TCU – Game Recap – October 1, 2022

Fort Worth, Texas — Max Duggan He ran for 67 yards for one of two touchdowns and threw for three scores in his second straight loss to new Sooners coach Brent Venables on Saturday against No. 18 TCU leads Oklahoma 55-24.

Or the quarterback Dillon Gabriel He was ejected from the game in the second quarter after being hit while sliding by a TCU linebacker Jamoi HodgeDismissed for targeting.

Players had to be separated after Hodge’s hit, and while Gabriel was down for minutes surrounded by medical staff, the UCF transfer left the field by himself. Pittsburgh transfer Davis Beville Instead of him.

There was an even longer delay in the fourth quarter when Oklahoma returned to defense Damon Harmon He was carted away after being immobilized on a stretcher when he was injured in the fourth quarter.

Harmon gave the thumbs-up as he was carted off in an emotional scene involving the linebacker Kelvin GilliamThe childhood friend and high school teammate appears to be fighting back tears.

When Lincoln Riley moved to Southern California and shocked the Sooners, they hired their former defensive coordinator after Venables won two national titles in that role at Clemson.

His defense was no match for Duggan and company as Oklahoma lost consecutive regular season games for the second time since 1999. The Sooners (3-2, 0-2 Big 12) opened conference play with a home loss to Kansas State. It was the most points allowed by Oklahoma since a 63-28 loss to LSU in the 2019 national semifinals.

The Horned Frogs (4-0, 1-0) had four touchdowns of at least 62 yards. Day Barber73rd catch during a 27-point first quarter.

TCU led 41-17 with 479 yards while finishing with 668 yards in coach Sonny Dykes’ Big 12 debut after four seasons at crosstown rival SMU.

Kendre Miller He ran 69 yards for a touchdown early in the second half to lead TCU 48-17 and finished with 136 yards and two touchdowns on 13 carries. The active FBS career leader in yards per carry increased his mark by an average of 10.5 yards.

Duggan simply outplayed the OU defense On the longest score, Horned added a 35-yard run on the final TD drive for the Frogs, ending the run by sliding down the running clock with TCU up 31 points.

Duggan’s 2-yard scoring run soon made it 55-17 and ended his day in the third quarter.

Both teams had only committed one turnover before Marvin Mims Oklahoma fumbled in the third play of the game after winning the toss and decided to take the ball instead of putting it away. Duggan’s 19-yard scoring pass Xavion Williams He completed a 46-yard run for the first points.

When the Sooners weren’t penalized for defensive pass interference (three times in the first quarter), they left receivers open in the secondary. Day was alone in his long TD Gunnar Henderson on a 62-yard score.

Joande Barnes The Sooners had 100 yards rushing and two touchdowns, while Gabriel and Beville were both 7 of 16 without a touchdown or an interception.

The Takeaway

Oklahoma: It’s the second time in three seasons the Sooners have started 0-2 in the Big 12. In the pandemic-shortened 2020 season they rallied to win the conference, beating Iowa State in the title game. But Oklahoma has never been manhandled like this.

TCU: The Horned Frogs averaged 10.2 yards per play, finishing second nationally at 8.1 yards per play after building a halftime lead and finishing at 8.9.


Oklahoma: The Sooners return to the Dallas-Fort Worth area for a Red River matchup against Texas next Saturday in the Cotton Bowl.

TCU: The Horned Frogs head to a rebounding Kansas next Saturday for their first 2-0 start in the Big 12 since 2017.


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