Students: D. The student section was close to full at kickoff but thinned out in the second half of a tight ballgame. That usually deserves a C, but not a week after Notre Dame and the sight of the Fighting Irish student body filling up several sections, staying all game long and choreographing a variety of cool chants.
Kicking game: C. Michael Hunnicutt nailed his two field-goal attempts, from 39 and 37 yards, and the Sooners neither allowed nor produced a return of meaningful distance. But a deep onside kick bounced off tight end Brannon Green, giving TCU an extra possession that swung momentum and could have cost OU the game.
Blake Bell: B. The OU passing game wasn't working well — Bell finished 20 of 31 for just 152 yards, with three sacks and a long play of just 19 yards. But he gained 24 yards on three scrambles and finished with 61 yards on 14 carries, including two huge runs as OU tried to run out the clock — 13- and 17-yard runs off options.