Max Duggan ran 67 yards for certainly one of two touchdowns and threw for 3 scores, main TCU to a 55-24 rout of No. 18 Oklahoma on Saturday in a second consecutive loss for brand new Sooners coach Brent Venables.
Gamers needed to be separated after Hodge’s hit whereas Gabriel stayed down for a number of minutes, surrounded by the medical employees, earlier than the UCF switch walked off the sphere on his personal. Pittsburgh switch Davis Beville changed him.
There was an excellent longer delay within the fourth quarter when Oklahoma defensive again Damond Harmon was carted off after being immobilized on a stretcher when he was injured within the fourth quarter.
Harmon flashed a thumbs-up as he was placed on the cart in an emotional scene that included linebacker Kelvin Gilliam, a childhood good friend and highschool teammate, showing to battle again tears.
When Lincoln Riley shocked the Sooners by leaving for Southern California, they employed their former defensive coordinator after Venables received two nationwide titles in that function at Clemson.
His protection was no match for Duggan and firm as Oklahoma misplaced consecutive regular-season video games for simply the second time since 1999.
The Sooners (3-2, 0-2 Huge 12) opened convention with a house loss to Kansas State. It’s essentially the most factors Oklahoma has allowed since a 63-28 loss to LSU within the 2019 nationwide semifinals.
“We’re not superb clearly proper now,” Venables stated. “We’ve bought rather a lot to get higher at, rather a lot to enhance. We’ve bought to provide them solutions and we’ve bought assist get them higher shortly.”
The Horned Frogs (4-0, 1-0) had 4 touchdowns of at the least 62 yards, topped by Taye Barber’s 73-yard catch throughout a 27-point first quarter.
TCU led 41-17 at halftime with 479 yards whereas ending with 668 yards in coach Sonny Dykes’ Huge 12 debut after 4 seasons at crosstown rival SMU.
Kendre Miller ran 69 yards for a landing to place TCU up 48-17 early within the second half and completed with 136 yards and two touchdowns on 13 carries. The energetic FBS profession chief in yards per carry elevated his mark by averaging 10.5 yards.
“Had a bunch of massive performs on offense,” Dykes stated. “That’s the method for us proper now could be if we will make large performs and handle the ball, then good issues are going to occur for us.”
Duggan simply outran the OU defense on the lengthy rating, then added a 35-yard run on the ultimate TD drive for the Horned Frogs, shortening the run by sliding to maintain the clock working with TCU up by 31 factors.
A 2-yard scoring run by Duggan quickly after made it 55-17, ending his day within the third quarter.
Each groups had dedicated only one turnover apiece coming in earlier than Marvin Mims fumbled on the third play of the sport after Oklahoma received the toss and determined to take the ball as a substitute of deferring. Duggan’s 19-yard scoring go to Savion Williams completed a 46-yard drive to the primary factors.
When the Sooners weren’t being penalized for defensive go interference (3 times within the first quarter), they had been leaving receivers large open within the secondary. Taye was alone on his lengthy TD, as was Gunnar Henderson on a 62-yard rating.
Jovantae Barnes had 100 yards speeding and two touchdowns for the Sooners, whereas Gabriel and Beville each had been 7 of 16 with out a landing or interception.
Reporting by The Related Press.
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