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Anderson's three TDs lead No. 16 TCU past No. 6 Oklahoma State

Anderson's three TDs lead No. 16 TCU past No. 6 Oklahoma Stateā€

That was also what helped TCU get its first road win against Oklahoma State since the Horned Frogs joined the Big 12 Conference. But in TCU (4-0, 1-0), the Cowboys faced a team that played with passion and precision.

TCU certainly doesn't have history on its side against OSU: Since joining the conference in 2012, the Cowboys have won four of the five meetings, including a 49-29 win in 2015 and 31-6 win last season. There are a number of other exciting elements to the game, most of which are taking place at the Hall of Fame block party immediately north of the stadium before kickoff.

The Oklahoma State Cowboys are off a 59-21 rout of the Pitt Panthers on the road.

"If there's any advantage to me going into the ballgame, we've played two teams that have had a high level of something, going into the ballgame", Patterson, whose team overcame an early 19-7 deficit to dismantle SMU, 56-36, said this week. They could be the ones to witness a landmark win that just had to come someday, didn't it? "I feel good, especially after a game like this".

The Cowboys haven't been in a good game yet, outscoring their opponents 162-52 while emptying the bench each weekend.

"Whenever they take something away the other people have to step up and make plays and that's what we did, and the O-line - they did a great job blocking for Mason", said receiver Jalen McCleskey, who caught seven passes for 162 yards and three touchdowns against Pittsburgh. "For me, it's how do I stop it and how do I slow it down?" As it stands now, TCU not only has the one-game lead on the Cowboys, but also a very important head-to-head tiebreaker.

"If our group can't figure out that they've got eight really tough games left, then they'll be surprised", Patterson said.

They are getting CFP consideration in some corners. The victory marked TCU's third consecutive double-digit victory, including a 28-7 win over Arkansas in week two.

Oklahoma State would have one last opportunity to tie the game, but once again turned the ball over.

But the Horned Frogs surged back ahead. After an inconsistent junior season following his transfer from Texas A&M, Hill has been accurate and productive.

The No. 16 Horned Frogs went to Stillwater and upset Oklahoma State 44-31. He has thrown for at least 300 yards in each of Oklahoma State's first four contests.

TCU QB Kenny Hill's physical talents have never quite made up for his capacity to shoot his team in the foot. "He's making throws and it seems like he's leading them right now. Did they play OK for where they were at in their career, sure". Better to melt the clock than to give OSU's offense too many possessions.

Wide receiver KaVontae Turpin, hampered by injuries a year ago, looks more like the explosive playmaker he was in 2015.

After Saturday, the Horned Frogs won't be overlooked anymore. But this year, enter (no, reenter) the Big 12 Championship Game.

Every once in a while, Patterson reminds us all that he's among the top coaches in the country. The Huskies returned a solid team from last years playoff squad, and I expect that they will be able to pull out a win in this one. So you'll have two good football teams playing Saturday. More importantly, they were balanced throughout. The defending champs look even better than past year, and their defense seems to be up for any challenge. "They're special guys. No, not everybody knows who they are and they haven't had the same amount of reps as Joe and Samaje did, but those guys are talented too".



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