Dallas Morning News expert panel unanimously picks Oklahoma State to defeat TCU

Posted September 24, 2017

"We have more information", coach Matt Potter said. Well, this Gary Patterson has seen some gaudy offenses in his 57 years. That was a major factor in minimizing an Oklahoma State offense that came in ranked third nationally in total offense, fourth in scoring and seventh in passing. 6 Oklahoma State and quarterback Mason Rudolph are top-five caliber, and if the Cowboys can play a Football Bowl Subdivision team on the road and author the stat of the year so far -four receivers with 100 or more yards - then "Bedlam" promises serious bedlam.

TCU only punted once and converted 11-of-19 third downs.

This marks the second consecutive sellout for OSU in as many home games this season, as the Cowboys sold out for a Thursday night matchup with Tulsa to open the campaign.

The Wolfpack broke a 10-game losing streak to ranked teams, defeating No. 12 Florida State 27-21.

Oklahoma State quarterback Mason Rudolph will lead his team to battle at home against a solid TCU squad in what is one of the biggest Big 12 games of the year. Until we know for sure about that D, 13 points feels like too many to give - TCU might win the game outright. Will TCU's vaunted defense, which is allowing 14.3 points per game this season, be able to slow down Rudolph and the high-powered Cowboys offense?

TCU is no slouch at the QB position either. "We can go back and look at film". "No matter what level you're playing at, peewee all the way through the National Football League, if your quarterback gets it and he's experienced you've got a chance to win". Every word. So does their coach.

Oklahoma State's high-flying offense is among the nation's best, and the guys up front have been a big part of its success.

"Our program has had our times when we've been relevant", Patterson said, "and that's what you want to do".

People don't ignore wins by double digits at the No. 6 team in the nation. "Basically, they've only had to play until halftime".

And TCU is in this position because the offensive coordinator modified the "Air Raid", which worked so well under quarterback Trevone Boykin, after finding that it is not the best way to win a game with Kenny Hill. That starts with James Washington, who is not only college football's active career leader in receiving yards but also has yet to have a game with fewer than 98 yards in three games this season.

Series history: Oklahoma State leads 15-10-2. He completed 22 of 41 passes for 398 yards and two touchdowns, but he threw two interceptions. "They are really close to you and they have those beating stick things".

TCU was nearly magical on third down, converting 11 of 19 attempts - including crucial plays of third-and-7, third-and-11, third-and-15, third-and-6 and third-and-11 plays that either led to scores or at least kept an exhausted Oklahoma State on the defense a while longer. He has been sacked just three times this season.

On Dec. 2, aka Championship Saturday, the SEC is slated for 4 p.m. ET on CBS, the ACC for either 8 p.m. ET on ABC or 7:45 ET on ESPN and the Big Ten is scheduled for 8 p.m. ET on Fox. He has athletes who can play.

Fair or not, that's just the way of life for TCU; any time the Frogs are good, it's "a surprise".

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