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No. 9 Oklahoma at TCU: Sooners off to fast start against Frogs | National

FORT WORTH — Oklahoma scored touchdowns on its first four series of the game and leads TCU 28-7 in the second quarter Saturday.

Sooners quarterback Kyler Murray completed 11 of his first 13 passes for 127 yards and two touchdowns.

He found CeeDee Lamb for a 37-yard touchdown on OU’s first series.

But TCU answered with a 99-yard kickoff return for a touchdown to tie the game.

The Sooners marched 70 yards in 14 plays to score on their second series. After two fourth-down conversions, Trey Sermon scored from 4 yards out to give his team a 14-7 lead with 1:37 left in the first quarter.

Under new defensive coordinator Ruffin McNeill, OU was solid early. The Sooners defense forced punts on TCU’s first three series, allowing only 30 yards.

OU’s Kennedy Brooks scored on a 21-yard run on a fourth-down play on the Sooners’ third series, giving his team a 21-7 lead with 10:46 left in the half.

The margin increased to 28-7 with 8:25 left in the first half, as Murray hit Lee Morris for a 9-yard touchdown.


NO. 9 OKLAHOMA AT TCU

11 a.m. Saturday, Amon G. Carter Stadium, Fort Worth, Texas

Need-to-know info

TV: ABC

Radio: KMOD fm97.5; KTBZ am1430

Online: TuneIn.com

Records: Oklahoma 5-1, 2-1 in Big 12; Texas 3-3, 1-2

Last meeting: Oklahoma beat TCU 41-17 on Oct. 14, 2017 in Dallas

All-time series: Oklahoma leads 13-5


Pre-game reading

• No. 9 Oklahoma at TCU: Sooners move forward under interim defensive coordinator Ruffin McNeill

• No. 9 Oklahoma at TCU: Top storyline, matchup to watch, player to watch and a columnist’s prediction

• Behind enemy lines with TCU beat writer Drew Davison of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram

• Bill Haisten: Watching from upstairs, former OU great Teddy Lehman sees every flaw

• What to expect from OU’s defense?

• Guerin Emig: Kyler Murray, not Ruffin McNeill, holds key to back half of OU’s season

• Curtis Bolton, in first public comments, says halftime fight rumor “blows my mind” and looks forward to moving on

• OU football analysis: A midseason report card for the Sooners


Game-by-game coverage

Oklahoma 63, Florida Atlantic 14

Oklahoma 49, UCLA 21

Oklahoma 37, Iowa State 27

Oklahoma 28, Army 21 OT

Oklahoma 66, Baylor 33

Texas 48, Oklahoma 45

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