No. 13 Oklahoma State goes to TCU controlling Big 12 destiny
No. 13 Oklahoma State (8-2, 6-1 Big 12, No. 11 CFP) at TCU (5-4, 3-3), Noon (Fox Sports 1).
Line: TCU by 4½.
Series record: Oklahoma State leads 14-10-2.
WHAT’S AT STAKE
Oklahoma State has a six-game winning streak and controls its destiny in the Big 12. With a win at TCU and then at No 8 Oklahoma to end the regular season, the Cowboys would be the Big 12 champion. TCU is coming off an open date after a 62-22 win at Baylor and is trying to get bowl eligible.
Mason Rudolph vs. Kenny Hill. Rudolph, Oklahoma State’s passing QB, is second in the Big 12 with 338.7 total yards per game — 338.4 yards per game passing (he has only 3 yards rushing this season). Dual-threat QB Hill is third in the Big 12 with 336 total yards per game — 299 passing and 37 rushing — and the Horned Frogs could be looking for more designed runs for him.
PLAYERS TO WATCH
Oklahoma State: WR James Washington is second in the Big 12 and eighth nationally with 1,132 yards receiving. He has at least 117 yards receiving in each of the last three games.
TCU: LB Travin Howard leads the Big 12 with 100 tackles, and has had at least 10 tackles in six consecutive games. He is the first TCU player with consecutive 100-tackle seasons since Martin Patterson in 2003-04.
FACTS & FIGURES
Oklahoma State hasn’t won a game in Fort Worth since 1947. But the Cowboys have played only five games there since (with two ties). ... Gary Patterson will coach his 200th game for TCU, second only two Dutch Meyer’s 201. Patterson’s 148 wins are already the most in school history, 39 more than Meyer. ... Oklahoma State freshman RB Justice Hill averages 100 yards rushing in Big 12 games. ... The Frogs have a sack in a school-record 39 consecutive games. Clemson has the nation’s longest active streak at 40 in a row.
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