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TCU vs. Oklahoma State: Frogs fade in second half

After getting out to a 14-3 first quarter lead, TCU was held scoreless for the remaining three quarters as they lost to the Cowboys 26-14.

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Frogs O' War breaks down TCU's 2nd straight loss

The TCU Horned Frogs dropped their second straight game but unlike last week's triple overtime game against Texas Tech, Saturday's game wasn't even close.

TCU jumped out to a quick 14-0 lead before allowing 36 unanswered to Oklahoma State with the Horned Frogs' offense going 2-for-14 on third down. As one might expect, the fine gentlemen over at Frogs O' War weren't too ecstatic about the results when they took another look at the game for some good old fashioned postgame analysis.

Contributor Hawkeyed Frog called the Big-12 battle "an ugly, ugly game" and one that was "very reminiscent of the Iowa State game" from earlier in the year. Hawkeyed Frog did believe that the game could have went much differently though if the Horned Frogs were able to get it going early:

"TCU failed to capitalize on its early success. Two possessions in Okie State territory on each side of the Olabode interception of Lunt resulted in no points, as the Frogs went backwards after recovering a fumble on a kickoff return. Think the game turns out differently if TCU's lead was 21-0 or 20-0? Absolutely."

Jamie Plunkett went on to say that the Horned Frogs' offense was "the worst thing I've seen on a football field since I watched the Cowboys game last week."

Ouch. If you haven't heard enough, pay a visit to Frogs O' War for some more dedicated coverage of the Horned Frogs.


TCU vs. Oklahoma State final: Frogs lose 26-14

The first quarter belonged to the TCU Horned Frogs, but after that it was all Oklahoma State as they scored 36 unanswered points after falling into a 14-0 hole.

In the first quarter, Wes Lunt threw an interception to TCU's Elisha Olabode that was returned for a touchdown. The Horned Frogs continued the scoring with an 18-yard touchdown from Jarrett Boykin to LaDarius Brown that gave TCU a 14-0 lead.

The Cowboys chipped away in the remainder of the first half with three field goals from Quinn Sharp before taking over with two touchdowns in the third quarter. Jeremy Smith ran in from 1 yard before Lunt completed a 20-yard touchdown pass to Charlie Moore six minutes later to give OK State a 23-14 lead.

With his fourth and fifth successful field goals of the game, Sharp extended the lead to 29-14 in the fourth quarter. With just 1:22 remaining, the Cowboys added one final touchdown as Joseph Randle rushed in from 1 yard out.

Box Score Hero: It always feels weird to pick a kicker for any type of accolade, but Sharp was really strong for the Cowboys, nailing 5-of-5 field goal attempts and 3-of-3 extra points. He also made an impact as a punter, pinning the Horned Frogs deep with three punts that landed inside the 20. His value was further highlighted by the struggles of TCU's Jaden Oberkrom, who missed each of his two field goal attempts.

Rankings Ramifications: Neither team was ranked, but both received votes in the most recent AP Poll. With the win, the Cowboys may have the opportunity to sneak into the bottom of the rankings.

But Did They Cover? OK St. was favored by 7 points and managed to cover with a 12-point margin of victory.

Next Week's Schedule: TCU will next travel to face No. 19 West Virginia while Oklahoma State will travel to face the No. 3 Kansas State Wildcats.

This story originally appeared on SB


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