The versatility of Snell and KaVonte Turpin as running and receiving options out of the backfield, the threat of Shaun Nixon and Jaelan Austin in the middle of the field, and Reagor and Desmond White up top and out deep will also help the Horned Frogs go blow-for-blow in Saturday's Big 12 slugfest. All the Frogs must do is finish second.
"We had to bring everybody to try to get the ball back", a reserved Spencer said in the post-mortem. They're a legit, top-20 team.
Playing on the road should also benefit the Horned Frogs. The accurate passer will cause the Horned Frogs secondary fits if they dont find away to get some pressure up front.
Moving forward, the Big 12 needs to continue keeping their top teams undefeated, or with one-loss at the most.
It's possible because TCU's head coach put OSU's head coach over his knee and spanked him several times.
Unfazed once again in the face of a sellout crowd, the No. 16 Horned Frogs were mostly dominant in their 44-31 victory over No. 6 Oklahoma State, crashing the Big 12 Bedlam party scheduled for November 4 - and possibly crushing the Cowboys' hopes for a spot in the College Football Playoff. But that game of the year will only be the game of the year if the Sooners and Cowboys can make it there unscathed. Oklahoma State is a ideal 3-0 at home against TCU since the Horned Frogs entered the Big 12 in 2012.
Kenny Hill and Texas Christian hushed the crowd at Oklahoma State. "Mason made great throws, the receivers ran great routes, and the coaching staff, they did a great job of putting the plays in and helping us succeed".
Oklahoma State (3-1, 1-1 Big 12) had faced little resistance in its nonconference slate this season, routing Tulsa, South Alabama and Pittsburgh by a combined score of 162-52. "That's about the worst day you can have at the office", Narduzzi said after the game. "That's what you want to do".
People don't ignore wins by double digits at the No. 6 team in the nation.
There are plenty of teams that haven't won a game yet - but for these teams, who were either projected to be "on the rise" or legitimate contenders before the season, things are already looking ugly. And for the first time this season, TCU won't be favored to win. The Cowboys' offense is too good for TCU to commit avoidable mistakes. TCU overcame a good SMU team.
But the Horned Frogs surged back ahead.
Last year, Oklahoma State went to Forth Worth, Texas, and beat TCU 31-6. They ran the ball 42 times for 195 yards versus Arkansas in week two, a sign that this rushing attack is for real.
The key to a Georgia victory is for the offense to make a few plays in the passing game to set up the run. Clearly, it has. But Patterson is choosing this week to play coy. He has athletes who can play.
"It's just you against the world", Texada said.
Fair or not, that's just the way of life for TCU; any time the Frogs are good, it's "a surprise". I hate to tell you this, but except for Jackson State, I haven't thought of us as being favored.
Well, these are college kids.
"(Rudolph) knows what we're trying to accomplish on offense", Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy told USA Today. We learned that in 2014.
TCU: The Horned Frogs controlled the clock against Oklahoma State's previously stingy defense for much of the game.