The #18 ranked TCU Horned Frogs are taking on the #7 ranked Oklahoma Sooners this Saturday, November 21, 2015, at Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Oklahoma. Game time is 8:00 pm EDT and the game is on TV on ABC with announcers Brad Nessler and Todd Blackledge along with sideline reporter Holly Rowe.
This Big 12 match-up looks to be a great game that has huge national college football playoff and championship implications. As the 7th ranked team in the college football playoff rankings, the Oklahoma Sooners have a shot to make the college football playoff this season and play for the national title. To keep that chance alive, Oklahoma absolutely has to win this game vs TCU Saturday night. A loss would ruin any chance for the Sooners.
- TCU Horned Frogs N/A at Oklahoma Sooners (O/U is N/A)
TCU comes into this game with a 9-1 record and will likely be an underdog in this road game against Oklahoma in Norman. The betting odds for this game are not available due to the uncertain status of TCU QB Trevone Boykin. TCU has wins this season over Minnesota, Stephen F. Austin, SMU, Texas Tech, Texas, Kansas State, Iowa State, West Virginia and Kansas. TCU’s lone loss this season was to Oklahoma State.
TCU’s schedule is probably to weak to get them into the college football playoff even if they win this week over TCU and next week over Baylor. The lack of a Big 12 championship game also hurts a team like TCU’s chances. IF TCU could win out and win one more game over a ranked opponent in a championship game it would help their chances.
Oklahoma also comes into this game with a 9-1 record. The Sooners have wins this season over Akron, Tennessee, Tulsa, West Virginia, Kansas State, Texas Tech, Kansas, Iowa State and Baylor. If Oklahoma wins this week over TCU and they also win next week over Oklahoma State they will have an 11-1 record with three wins over ranked teams. That’s an iffy record for the college football playoff but the committee already has Oklahoma ranked 7th and they would move up in the rankings by beating two ranked teams over the next two weeks.
The over/under for this game is not available due to Trevone Boykin’s status for this game. TCU is averaging 44 points scored per game while Oklahoma is scoring an average of 46 points per game. TCU’s defense gives up an average of 26 points per game and Oklahoma’s defense gives up 20 points per game.
Can Oklahoma win this game and continue to keep its college football playoff and college football championship aspirations alive this season? Or will TCU play the spoiler and knock Oklahoma out of college football playoff contention? A lot will depend on the status of Trevone Boykin. Tune in to ABC Saturday night at 8:00 pm EDT to see what happens.