The much maligned Oklahoma football defense showed marked signs of improvement as the Sooner offense steamrolled a very good TCU defense on the road.
After the firing of Mike Stoops and the promotion of Ruffin McNeill to interim defensive coordinator, the main question in the collective mind of the Sooner Nation was how much improvement the defense would show. The fact that this turmoil occurred during a bye week surely helped the Oklahoma defensive staff better prepare for what was expected to be a tough road game in Fort Worth.
Even though TCU played Ohio State tough earlier in the season, this was a team that was not exactly generating offensive fireworks. But everyone knows this Oklahoma defense has shown a tendency to make even middling offenses look good.
After an OU-dominated opening quarter, TCU showed signs of life during a second-quarter spurt that saw TCU backup quarterback Michael Collins play well replacing ineffective starter Shawn Robinson. The Sooner defense stiffened considerably in the second half, only allowing a third-quarter field goal to the Horned Frogs.