No. 2 Oklahoma seeks Big 12 title, CFP spot vs. No. 10 TCU
The Associated Press
Nov. 30, 2017
No. 10 TCU (10-2, 7-2 Big 12, CFP No. 11 CFP) vs. No. 2 Oklahoma (11-1, 8-1, CFP No. 3), Big 12 championship at Arlington, Texas, Saturday, 12:30 p.m. ET (Fox)
Line: Oklahoma by 7.
Series record: Oklahoma leads 12-5.
WHAT'S AT STAKE?
A win likely will put Oklahoma in the playoff for the second time in three years and give coach 34-year-old Lincoln Riley a conference title in his first year as head coach. TCU has an outside shot at a playoff spot and seeks its first conference title since 2014.
Oklahoma RB Rodney Anderson vs. TCU defense. Anderson gained 290 yards from scrimmage and scored four touchdowns the first time these teams met. He had 151 yards and two touchdowns rushing and 139 yards and two scores receiving in Oklahoma's 38-20 win a few weeks ago. TCU has the nation's No. 2 rushing defense.
PLAYERS TO WATCH
TCU: DE Mat Boesen. He was ejected in the second quarter of the first meeting between the teams this season. He had 5½ sacks against Baylor last week, a half-sack short of the NCAA record. He leads the Big 12 with 11½ sacks and has a sack in all but one of the last seven games.
Oklahoma: QB Baker Mayfield. The front-runner for the Heisman Trophy lives for the spotlight and big moments. He gets his final chance to impress voters before they have to make their final decisions. He is on track to break his own FBS record for passing efficiency in a season.
FACTS & FIGURES
The Sooners are 5-1 in the series since TCU joined the Big 12. Five of the six games have been decided by seven or fewer points. ... Mayfield has passed for seven touchdowns and no interceptions in three career games against TCU as a Sooner. ... Oklahoma leads the nation in yards per play, offensive touchdowns, passing efficiency and completion percentage. ... TCU is playing an opponent more than once in a season for the first time since 1913.