Oklahoma-TCU Preview Capsule

Published on NewsOK Modified: November 29, 2012 at 8:56 am •  Published: November 29, 2012
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No. 12 Oklahoma (9-2, 7-1 Big 12) at TCU (7-4, 4-4), noon (ESPN)

Line: Oklahoma by 6½

Series Record: Oklahoma leads 7-4

WHAT'S AT STAKE

Oklahoma can clinch at least a share of the Big 12 title with a win, and then would go to a BCS game if Kansas State loses to Texas on later Saturday night. The Sooners are seeking their 11th 10-win season under coach Bob Stoops. Bowl-eligible TCU is looking for its first Big 12 home victory, and trying to reach at least eight wins for the eighth consecutive season.

KEY MATCHUP

The high-scoring big-play Oklahoma offense vs. the Big 12's top defense. The Sooners lead the league with 46 points a game, and have scored 101 the last two games They have gained 514 yards per game, one of five Big 12 teams average more than 500 yards. TCU is giving up a league-best 324 total yards per game, and 23 points a game, which is No. 2 overall.

PLAYERS TO WATCH

Oklahoma: DB Tony Jefferson is second in the Big 12 with a team-high 105 tackles, two behind the Big 12 lead. He is trying to become the first Sooners player ever to lead the Big 12 in tackles. He is 16 tackles shy of the school's single-season record for tackles by a defensive back.



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