With his first-quarter field goal, junior kicker Michael Hunnicutt became the school's career field goal leader with 49.
Hunnicutt broke a tie with Tim Duncan (1999-01) and Tim Lashar (1983-86) for the lead.
Hunnicutt added No. 50 later in the game and now has 16 multi-field goal games in his career, also breaking a record he shared with Duncan and Lashar.
He has made at least two field goals in six consecutive games dating back to last season's Cotton Bowl.
Hunnicutt is now 50 of 58 on field goals in his career.
PHILLIPS' ABSENCE FELT UP FRONT
One of the biggest surprises of the season so far had been the play of sophomore defensive tackle Jordan Phillips.
Saturday in the 20-17 win over TCU, Phillips watched from the sidelines after suffering an injury late in the win over Notre Dame last week.
Phillips was replaced in the starting lineup by redshirt freshman Jordan Wade.
“It affects us,” Sooners coach Bob Stoops said. “Jordan (Phillips) has been playing fabulous. I'll have to see the tape but I believe those guys played really well in there — Jordan Wade and Torrea (Peterson).”
Chuka Ndulue also made his first start of the season at defensive end, replacing Geneo Grissom in the lineup.
BIG RECRUITING WEEKEND
Oklahoma had its biggest recruiting game to date, with a large list of official and unofficial visitors, headed by five-star running back Joe Mixon of Oakley (Calif.) Freedom.
There were plenty of other California visitors as well.
Joining Mixon on official visits were Fresno (Calif.) Central East athlete Michiah Quick, who had visits scheduled to Notre Dame and Alabama over the past month, high school teammate defensive tackle Tashon Smallwood, defensive tackle Ainuu Taua of Lompoc (Calif.) and outside linebacker Dwight Williams of Gardena (Calif.) Junipero Serra among others.
Outside linebacker commit Tay Evans of Allen, Texas, also made his official visit. Several commits also made unofficial visits, including offensive guard Alex Dalton, quarterback Justice Hansen, tight end Carson Meier and defensive end Brandon Glenn.
“Sorry, I was recruiting,” Stoops said, apologizing for arriving later than usual for his postgame news conference.
NEAL HAS BIG DRIVE
Sophomore wide receiver Durron Neal found a groove in the second quarter, helping the Sooners to their first touchdown.
Neal hadn't caught a ball to that point in the game and had just six all year but caught passes from Blake Bell on three consecutive plays late in the second.
The second, a 6-yard catch, came on fourth and three from the TCU 26 and then Bell once again found Neal for an 18-yard game that set up Trey Millard's 8-yard touchdown run on the next play.
METOYER MISSES GAME
Oklahoma sophomore wide receiver Trey Metoyer did not play against TCU.
Stoops said Metoyer was out due to “personal issues.”
Metoyer has caught two passes this season for 18 yards and one touchdown.
The former five-star prospect from Whitehouse, Texas, originally signed with OU in its recruiting class of 2011, but was forced to spend a semester at Virginia's Hargrave Military Academy because of academic issues.
He enrolled at OU in the spring semester of 2012 and was expected to be an instant superstar. But after starting the first four games of his freshman season, he rarely played the rest of the year.
Asked about Metoyer after practice Tuesday, co-offensive coordinator and receivers coach Jay Norvell gave a cryptic answer.
“It's not an easy thing to play college football,” Norvell said. “There's a lot of responsibilities, there's a lot of things day in and day out and you have to accomplish. It's more than just running a deep ball. He's just got to be more consistent.
“He's going through some things right now. He's trying to get his hands around it. And so we just wish him the best as he works his way through that.”
MERV JOHNSON'S WIFE NEAR DEATH
Internet rumors began swirling Saturday morning regarding the health of Cindy Johnson, wife of Oklahoma director of football operations Merv Johnson.
Contrary to the rumors, Cindy has not died, but has been removed from life support and probably has only a couple days left, Merv Johnson told The Oklahoman.
Merv Johnson has been on the Sooner football staff since joining as an assistant coach in 1979, and assumed his current position — which also includes color commentary on OU radio broadcasts — in 1998.
Despite his wife's failing health, Merv Johnson was at the football stadium a couple hours before the Sooners' Saturday evening home game against TCU and worked the game as he usually does with play-by-play announcer Toby Rowland.
Rowland and Johnson are joined on gamedays by sideline reporters Chris Plank, Dusty Dvoracek and Teddy Lehman. According to an OU source, if Johnson would've missed the game, Dvoracek would've replaced him in the booth Saturday night.
The win was Stoops' 154th, moving him three behind Barry Switzer for the school record. … The crowd of 84,992 gave the Sooners their 90th consecutive sellout. … Bronson Irwin made his first start of the season for the Sooners at right guard. … The Sooners are 58-1 under Stoops when rushing for 200 or more yards.