North Carolina State is also 11-5 ATS on the road. What shouldn't be overlooked, however, is that the Frogs gave up only 10 points and 199 yards in the first half, when all of Boone Pickens Stadium was revved for an explosion of offense from the home team.
"The fact that they trust us, it helps us keep pushing and keep working so we can stay on the running game", Anderson said. In this league, it truly is one game at a time - and nobody feels that cliché more than Patterson.
The Horned Frogs got whooped 31-6 by the Cowboys previous year, but quarterback Kenny Hill is much improved and the offense is much better around him. TCU has not won in Stillwater since 1991. "In all phases, this will be the best team we've played up to this point". But another Lewerke turnover, this time a fumble in his own territory, set up Notre Dame with a short field, which Wimbush turned into an 8-yard touchdown pass to Dexter Williams. Last week, he passed for 497 yards and five touchdowns in a 59-21 win at Pittsburgh.
TCU focused on taking away the deep ball.
This contest features two of the top defenses in the nation, as both MSU (4th) and UGA (16th) rank in the top 20 in total defense, allowing fewer than 270 yards per game. "They've rallied together and they're making plays". "We made them drive it and then anything can happen". For 39:04, Hill and Co. controlled the game, keeping the Cowboys' best weapon, their offense, watching. Rudolph torched the Pitt defense last week for 497 yards and 5 touchdowns in an nearly ideal performance. It is a phenomenon in one moderately populated state, and historically, in the national college football picture that determines so much of the happiness and misery in the nation, it has registered only in certain seasons.
"We didn't play very smart and very disciplined, and really, we got outcoached", Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy said.
Oklahoma State has hit the Easy Button in its first three victories, outscoring opponents by the average margin of 54-17. TCU ran 85 plays and kept the ball for just over 39 minutes. Oklahoma State also is 3-0 against the spread this year, covering their games by an average of 18 points. Rudolph, who had emerged as one of the favorites in the Heisman race, took a step back with the loss. Especially when you go on the road. Add TCU's reputation and unbeaten record, and the Horned Frogs should get a significant boost, possibly into the Top 10. After starting the season as a trendy pick to emerge as the Big 12 champions, they've now become a more popular pick, especially with the November 4 game against Oklahoma in Stillwater.
FORT WORTH- Once the perception of the Big 12 received a boost with Oklahoma's victory at Ohio State on September 9, a narrative emerged about the league's path to the College Football Playoff revolving entirely around football in one state: Oklahoma.
In West Lafayette, Ind., Chris Evans ran for two touchdowns in the second half and backup quarterback John O'Korn rallied MI from a halftime deficit to a victory at Purdue.