TCU loses to Oklahoma 24-17

TCU loses to Oklahoma 24-17

Oklahoma running back Damie WIlliams had a 66-yard rushing touchdown to open the second half and quarterback Landry Jones threw for two scores to help the Sooners defeat the Frogs 24-17 at Amon G. Carter Stadium.

Quarterback Trevone Boykin threw for 231 yards and rushed for a touchdown for the Frogs.

Back to back scores by Sooners

Oklahoma scored back-to-back touchdowns to take a 21-7 lead early in the second half. The first score came with 53 seconds left in the first half. It came on a third-and-24 set up by a 15-yard penalty against Tyrus Thompson for punching Stansly Maponga. Jones shook off the penalty and found wide receiver Jalen Saunders for a 24-yard touchdown.The Sooners found the end zone again with just over a minute gone the second half on a 66-yard run by Williams.  

Defense into offense

For the second straight game, the Frogs’ defense set up the offense with a short field. Safety Sam Carter intercepted Landry Jones at the Sooner’s 48-yard line late in the second quarter. Carter returned the interception 42 yards to the Oklahoma six-yard line. Quarterback Trevone Boykin kept the ball on the next play and ran it for the score. TCU tied the game 7-7 with 3:46 left in the half, but the Sooners scored again before the end of the half to take a seven point lead into the locker room.

TCU gets big pass play
Boykin struggled to get anything going through the air in the first half, throwing for 34 yards on five completions. The Frogs had 56 rushing yards, including a six-yard touchdown. They had 78 yards of total offense in the first half, but they needed one play in the second half to match that output. Boykin hit Brandon Carter for an 80-yard touchdown on the first play of a third quarter drive to cut the lead to 21-14. It was Boykin’s seventh completion of the game.

Getting into Sooner territory
The TCU offense didn’t break into Oklahoma territory until just over five minutes were left in the third quarter. The Frogs ran one play in the Sooners territory before that, but it was set up by Carter’s first half interception. When TCU crossed midfield, the ball went right back to Oklahoma on a Boykin fumble. Defensive end R.J. Washington forced the fumble and linebacker Frank Shannon recovered at the 40-yard line. The turnover set up a 34-yard field goal for Oklahoma to extend its lead to 24-14.