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Oklahoma (1-2, 0-0 Big 12) at No. 20 TCU (3-1, 1-0), 5 p.m. (Fox Sports)

Line: Oklahoma by 3½ .

Series record: Oklahoma leads 10-5.


With a return trip to the College Football Playoff pretty much out of reach after two September losses, Oklahoma gets a fresh start in its pursuit of a 10th Big 12 title. TCU has the Big 12’s best overall (26-4) and conference records (16-3) since the start of the 2014 season. The Horned Frogs are 1-3 against Oklahoma as Big 12 foes, the three losses by a combined 11 points.


The transfer quarterbacks. Oklahoma’s second-year starter Baker Mayfield is the former Texas Tech transfer, and new TCU starter Kenny Hill began his college career at Texas A&M. Mayfield has passed for 793 yards with seven touchdowns and two interceptions this season after leading the Sooners to the four-team playoff last year. Hill is the only player nationally in the top 10 for total offense (413 yards per game), passing yards (1,487) and rushing touchdowns (six).


Oklahoma: RB Joe Mixon is averaging 8.4 yards per carry, gaining 235 yards on only 28 carries. His career average of 7.01 yards per carry is the highest for a Sooner with at least 100 carries in coach Bob Stoops’ 18 seasons.

TCU: WR John Diarse, the junior transfer from LSU, had six catches for 139 yards at SMU. After taking a hit from an SMU player that got the defender ejected for targeting, Diarse was cleared to return and had a 75-yard TD catch to start the second half.


Oklahoma has won 35 consecutive games following a regular-season loss. The Sooners last lost back-to-back games in 1999. … Stoops (180 victories) and TCU’s Gary Patterson (146) are the winningest coaches for each school. … RB Kyle Hicks leads TCU in rushing (314 yards) and receptions (20). … The Sooners have won their last seven true road games since a 37-33 loss at TCU two years ago.


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