13 Jun
2021

Oklahoma State leads TCU in defensive first half, 10-6

first_imgBoschini: ‘None of the talk matters because Jamie Dixon is staying’ ReddIt Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ Boschini talks: construction, parking, tuition, enrollment, DEI, a student trustee Twitter Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Garrett Podell + posts printTCU and Oklahoma State rekindled their rivalry Saturday afternoon in Fort Worth. Oklahoma State holds a 14-10-2 edge in the all-time series with TCU. The Horned Frogs are 6-4-2 against OSU in Fort Worth.Here are five things to know about the first half between the Horned Frogs and Cowboys.1. Oklahoma State is keeping Kyle Hicks in checkA game after TCU running back Kyle Hicks rushed for a career-high 192 yards and five touchdowns, the Cowboys have made it clear that they would rather any other Horned Frog do the heavy lifting for the TCU offense. Hicks had 12 carries for 17 yards. It appears that Kenny Hill with have to find a way to put up points with his arm for TCU to come away with the upset victory.2.TCU defense limits Oklahoma State’s high-octane passing gameOSU quarterback Mason Rudolph had the fifth-most passing yards in the nation with 3384 passing yards to go along with 24 touchdown passes heading into Saturday’s game, but against TCU Rudolph has just 84 passing yards. One reason for TCU’s successful pass defense is that they’ve been able to generate pressure. TCU has sacked Rudolph twice and forced a number of hurried throws. If TCU can sustain this level of play defensively, it will be in prime position to shock the No.11 Cowboys.3. KaVontae Turpin has a rollercoaster performance KaVontae Turpin had a very inconsistent first half Saturday. As a wide receiver, he caught the game’s first touchdown on a shovel pass from Kenny Hill. As a punt returner, it was a whole lot of ugly. On his first punt return, Turpin fielded a punt at the nine that could’ve gone into the end zone for a touchback, but instead he reversed field and was tackled at the four yard line. His second punt return was even worse. He fumbled that punt return, but he did recover it. Turpin Time hasn’t struck yet on special teams, but it very well could in the second half.4. The Cowboys ground game picks up the slackDespite the Cowboys’ lackluster aerial attack, the Cowboys running backs have found some cracks in the TCU run defense. Running back Justice Hill had eight carries for 69 yards and running back Chis Carson had eight carries for 49 yards. It’ll be interesting to see if OSU’s ground game continues to make its mark in the second half.5. TCU outsmarts itself on fourth and goalOn TCU’s last offensive play of the first half, it had fourth and goal from the one yard line. Instead of running out a traditional offense, TCU opted for a wildcat attack with running back Kyle Hicks taking the snap and Kenny Hill on the sidelines. Hicks faked a handoff and threw an incomplete pass to tight end Cole Hunt that ended the Horned Frogs’ drive without any points scored. TCU head coach Gary Patterson’s decision to go with that play may come back to haunt the Frogs later in the game.TCU will receive the second half kickoff. Previous articleFort Worth girl searches for a bone marrow donorNext articleTCU falls to No.11 Oklahoma State, 31-6 Garrett Podell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Garrett is a Journalism and Sports Broadcasting double major. He is the Managing Editor for TCU360, and his passions are God, family, friends, sports, and great food. Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Facebookcenter_img Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ Linkedin Listen: The Podell and Pickell Show with L.J. Collier TAGSmidgame ReddIt TCU linebacker Ty Summers calls out the defensive signals against Oklahoma State. (Photo Courtesy of Sam Bruton/TCU photographer). Facebook Twitter Linkedin Men’s basketball scores season-low in NIT semifinals loss to Texas Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hellolast_img read more

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