Anderson's 3 TDs lead No. 16 TCU past No. 6 Oklahoma St.

Further, Oklahoma State went to Pittsburgh on Saturday with a No. 9 ranking and a supposed nonconference test at hand, then scored 49 points in the first half and 59 overall - or perhaps more than that, in the event the people in charge simply stopped counting. After two years of defensive deterioration, Patterson seems to have fashioned another stingy unit capable of shackling the crop of point-producing machines around the Big 12. Two of Stoner's receptions provided third-down conversions. Six minutes later, Chubb raced in from seven yards out for his own touchdown and the Bulldog Bowl was all but over. But most of the rest of their passes were underneath, and many required precise throws by Rudolph. The Cowboys had two first-time starters on the offensive line, and the Horned Frogs exposed that weakness by limiting the Cowboys running game to just 101 yards on 31 attempts. Pitt clearly made a tactical decision to eliminate Washington, one of the favorites for the Biletnikoff Award as the nation's top receiver, as a threat, so Rudolph simply found other open receivers. OSU responded with a 10-play, 78-yard drive. I believe this will be a close game through the third quarter, but the Pokes pull away in the fourth and win 52-35.

The two teams enter conference play with unblemished records and will be looking for a signature win early in the season.

Tackle Zach Crabtree, a senior, was a preseason first-team All-Big 12 choice.

This Saturday at 3:30pm ET, Boone Pickens Stadium will be rocking as the number sixteen TCU Horned Frogs come to Stillwater. Despite an ugly interception from Kenny Hill, Oklahoma State managed only one more field goal before half to make it a 20-10 contest. The Cowboys have yet to be challenged in the early going of the season.

"TCU is going to hold its defensive call until the last second and they're going to run with you". "And they made a great adjustment and started double-covering those guys, and we kind of got behind the chains there. It'll be a good game". The Cowboys score and score fast.

Through three games, Rudolph ranks second in the nation with 11 touchdowns and fifth with a passer rating of 210.3. McCleskey's interception capped things off, as Oklahoma State's play-calling got way too cute given all the talent they have on offense.

"They know one day they might get eight touches and the next day it might be only three", Yurcich said of the group. "For me, it's how do I stop it and how do I slow it down? You've got to go play". "It's barking and screaming at them to knock the ball out, to strip it". The running back (Justice Hill) is a really good player.

"If you give Rudolph time, he'll do what he does, and if you're going to stay in the ball game, you can't allow Oklahoma State to throw the deep ball, plain and simple", Patterson said.

Because every time any of us, be it in the media or in the stands, bets against TCU and this coach, he proves us wrong.

"TCU's always been the underdog", quarterback Kenny Hill said. Hill's career has seen a range of ups and downs. Its Big 12 schedule is manageable, all things considered, outside of a two-week road swing at Texas and West Virginia from October 21-28. Wideout KeVontae Turpin led the Frogs with 7 receptions for 88 yards and a score. Anderson leads the team with a 6.2 yards per carry average and three touchdowns.

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