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2:28 p.m. | Big 12 Champs
Oklahoma defeated TCU, 24-17, Saturday at Amon G. Carter Stadium in Fort Worth. The Sooners moved to 10-2 overall and 8-1 in Big 12 Conference play. It marked the final regular-season game of 2012 for Oklahoma.
With the win, the Sooners clinched at least a share of the 2012 Big 12 title. OU will win it outright if Texas beats Kansas State tonight in Manhattan. It marked the eighth Big 12 title for Oklahoma (2012, 2010, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2004, 2002, 2000) and 44th conference title in program history.
Oklahoma also notched its 34th 10-win season in program history, the most in the nation. Coach Stoops has now added 11 double-digit win seasons in his 14 years in Norman.
2:21 p.m. | Here It Is
TCU takes its final timeout and its fourth-down for the Horned Frogs from the 15. This play might decide plenty Sooner fans. HUGE stop by the secondary and the Sooner defense holds. Oklahoma will take over with just 25 seconds left in the game. It looks like OU is going to escape Fort Worth with the victory.
2:15 p.m. | Miss
Michael Hunnicutt's field goal attempt curves to the left and the Sooner defense is left to protect a seven-point lead with less than three minutes remaining. Let's go defense!
2:13 p.m. | Saunders Over 100
Jalen Saunders has now gone over 100 yards in receiving yards against TCU (7 for 108). It's his ninth 100-yard career game and fourth this year in Norman. Damien Williams has 115 rushing yards on the day, the fourth 100-yard game of his career.
2:11 p.m. | Ball Control
The Sooner offense is milking the clock on this drive and looking to add a little breathing room with a field goal or TD. For all the talk about TCU's ball-control offense, it's Oklahoma who's pulling it out here in the fourth quarter.
2:03 p.m. | Tight-Game Experience
Oklahoma has experience in tight games with the last three decided by one score (42-34 vs. Baylor, 50-49 vs. WVU and 51-48 vs. OSU). That maturity was cited during the week by OU's players and coaches. We'll see how it pays off as the Sooners are again in a single-score situation with seven minutes remaining in Fort Worth. It's OU up by a touchdown, 24-17.
1:56 p.m. | Turnover
Just as we mention field position, the Sooners muff the punt return and TCU smothers it at the 31. The Horned Frogs are back in business looking to quickly put some points on the board. After the score-fests seen in the last three games, the OU defense has been stingy. Sooners hold TCU to a field goal and its, 24-17 with exactly seven minutes left in the game.
1:53 p.m. | Way Key in Field Position
In a tight game where field position is of major importance, senior punter Tress Way has been key in providing the OU defense plenty of grass to their backs. Way has seven punts for 345 yards -- averaging 49.3 yards per punt.
1:43 p.m. | Huge Miss
TCU placekicker Jaden Oberkrom barely missed a 32-yard field goal that would've made it a one-possession game in Fort Worth again. The Sooners have the ball back with a 10-point lead.
1:36 p.m. | One to Go
The Sooners are 15 minutes away from locking up their 44th conference title, eighth Big 12 championship and 34th 10-win season all-time. It won't be easy, though. OU leads 24-14 with TCU on the Sooners' 20-yard line.
1:31 p.m. | Attendance
The announced attendance for today's game is 47,501, the third-largest crowd in Amon G. Carter Stadium history. Thanks to all of the fans sporting crimson to help make it possible!
1:30 p.m. | Hunnicutt's Field Goal Good
Michael Hunnicutt's 34-yard field goal makes it a two-possession game for the second time today as the Sooners lead, 24-14, with 2:19 remaining in the third quarter. Hunnicutt is 15-of-18 in 2012.
1:25 p.m. | Washington Changes Game
It's overturned! In the Fort Worth native's last regular-season game as a Sooner, R.J. Washington's first career forced fumble came at a heck of a time. He also recorded his first solo sack of the season on the play. The Sooners take over at the TCU 40.
1:23 p.m. | Big Review
A play ruled as an incomplete pass by Trevone Boykin is currently under review. R.J. Washington hit him from behind and from the TV replays it looks like a fumble recovered by OU's Frank Shannon. Regardless, a terrific play by Washington.
1:20 p.m. | Confidence Builder
Even though it was just one play, TCU appears to have gained some confidence from the 80-yard touchdown, having already converted two first downs on this drive and crossing into OU territory. The Frogs are spreading things out with an empty backfield now.
1:13 p.m. | Way Good Punt
Prior to that touchdown, Oklahoma's Tress Way booted a 75-yard punter, a season-long and the third-longest of his career. It was the fifth career punt to travel at least 70 yards.
1:11 p.m. | Crack in the Secondary
Oklahoma's defense has been stout so far, but TCU struck big on an 80-yard touchdown pass from Trevone Boykin to Brandon Carter on the first play of the drive. To put it in perspective that one play accounts for 44.9% of TCU's total offense today (178 total yards).
1:09 p.m. | Amon G. Carter Stadium
Though this is the smallest capacity crowd OU has played in front of this season, the renovated Amon G. Carter Stadium is beautiful. Check out more on the venue here, check out our photos from around the facility today and view the video of the stadium's 2010 implosion below:
1:00 p.m. | Multiple Damien
Damien Williams also scored OU's first touchdown on an 11-yard reception. Williams now has three multi-TD games in his career after four rushing TDs against Florida A&M (9/8) and two rushing touchdowns against Baylor (11/10).
12:56 p.m. | The Williams Way
Damien Williams' 66-yard touchdown run is his fourth of at least 65 yards this season: 65 vs. UTEP (9/1), 89 vs. Florida A&M (9/8), 95 vs. Texas (10/13) and 66 vs. TCU (12/1). Here's the latest dash:
12:47 p.m. | Third Quarter Coming Up
Players from both teams have made their way back onto the field here at Amon G. Carter Stadium. The Sooners will start the second half with the football, after winning the coin toss before the game and deferring. OU has yet to lead by two possessions, so getting a score to set the tone for the final two quarters would be big.
12:37 p.m. | Much Different
The average score of the last three games at halftime? Oklahoma has had roughly a 27.7-19.3 edge. It's clearly been a defensive battle here in Fort Worth, however, with OU leading 14-7. The Sooners have won 32 consecutive games when leading at half.
12:29 p.m. | Halftime
At halftime, it's 14-7 in favor of the Sooners. Check out the 24-yard pass from Landry Jones to Jalen Saunders that put OU ahead:
12:27 p.m. | Jones Moves Up
Landry Jones is now third all-time in the NCAA with 15,909 yards of total offense, passing Central Michigan's Den LeFevour (15,853, 2006-09).
12:26 p.m. | Sooners Survive
Oklahoma overcame a couple bits of adversity on that drive to punch it in for the touchdown. A possible Justin Brown fumble was reviewed but it was determined Brown was down prior to the ball getting loose. Then, an unnecessary roughness penalty put OU in a third-and-23 situation at the TCU 24, a play that the Sooners scored on. Landry Jones hit Jalen Saunders for the go-ahead score.
12:16 p.m. | OU's Time
The Sooners take over with 3:46 left in the first half. Oklahoma has scored with under three minutes remaining in the first half on nine occasions this season, including six touchdowns. OU has scored with under three minutes left in six straight games.
12:12 p.m. | Costly Turnover
Judging by OU's defensive performance so far, maybe the only way TCU was going to put points on the board was with the help of a turnover, and the Frogs got it. Landry Jones' interception was returned 42 yards to the OU 6-yard line and quarterback Trevon Boykin ran it in on the first opportunity. We're tied at 7 with 3:46 left in the half.
12:03 p.m. | Great Showing OU Fans
Great showing by Sooner fans here at Amon G. Carter Stadium as the Sooners battle TCU. We took this panorama from the north end zone just a few moments ago. Sooner fans and band are grouped on the left side here:
11:57 a.m. | Center Swap
Freshman Ty Darlington is taking the snaps at center while Gabe Ikard moved over to right guard. We're unclear on Adam Shead's status from here in the press box but we'll update you if we find anything out.
11:54 a.m. | Defense Still Holding
Three straight three-and-outs now courtesy of the Sooner defense. TCU has been limited to two first downs, and has only gained 2.5 yards per play for a total of 52.
11:43 a.m. | First for Damien
Damien Williams' 11-yard touchdown reception was his first at OU via a catch. Williams led the Sooners in receiving in the first quarter with three receptions for 24 yards:
11:40 a.m. | Chuka's Sack
Among the defensive highlights of the first quarter was Chuka Ndulue's fifth sack of the season. Check it out:
11:38 a.m. | Photo Update
We were down on the field at Amon G. Carter Stadium as the OU prepared for this morning's game against the Horned Frogs. Check out as we add to our live photo stream from Fort Worth:
11:36 a.m. | Touchdown Sooners!
Oklahoma gets on the board first via an 11-yard touchdown pass from Landry Jones to Damien Williams. The score marked Jones' 121st career TD throw, tying him for fifth all-time in NCAA football history with BYU's Ty Detmer.
11:29 a.m. | 3-and-Out
While Oklahoma's defense was tremendous on the Frogs' first two offensive outings, it actually improved on the third. The Sooners notched their first three-and-out of the day after TCU had picked up a first down on each of its first two drives. OU has its best field position of the day and will open the next drive at its own 44-yard line.
11:24 a.m. | Slow Start
After three games that had fast starts, we've got a slower pace here in Fort Worth. Neither team has scored so far and in two possessions for each team, we have a combined three first downs. In OU's last three contests, an average of 15.7 total points were scored in the first quarter.
11:21 a.m. | Sooner Sports Gameday
In case you missed it, the Sooner Sports TV pregame show has been archived online. Check it out below:
11:17 a.m. | Watch Live Online
Don't have access to a television but have a cable provider? You can watch it live online on ESPN by clicking here or the photo below, currently settled in on the very front of ESPN.com:
11:11 a.m. | Strong Defensive Start
One of the big focal points of chatter throughout this week is how the Sooners would handle TCU's rushing attack. The defense looked strong on the first possession of the game, limiting the Frogs to four yards on three carries. OU is forced to punt so we'll see how round two goes.
11:08 a.m. | Offensive Starters for OU
Offensive starters for the Sooners in no order: Landry Jones, Damien Williams, Kenny Stills, Jalen Saunders, Justin Brown, Trey Millard, Gabe Ikard, Bronson Irwin, Tyrus Thompson, Adam Shead and Lane Johnson.
11:04 a.m. | Defensive Starters for OU
David King starts for the Sooners after an injury last weekend limited his action. Other 10 starters for OU's defense in no order: Aaron Colvin, Julian Wilson, Casey Walker, Jamarkus McFarland, Chuka Ndulue, Javon Harris, Demontre Hurst, Corey Nelson, Tom Wort and Tony Jefferson.
11:00 a.m. | Coin Toss
Oklahoma won the toss and has deferred to the second half. TCU will start the game with the football here at home.
10:59 a.m. | College GameDay Picks
Guest picker Matt Ryan, quarterback of the Atlanta Falcons, and Lee Corso picked Oklahoma to defeat TCU today on ESPN's College GameDay, while Kirk Herbstreit went with the Horned Frogs. Both teams have entered the field and we're a couple minutes away from kickoff!
10:48 a.m. | Field Report
With the humidity, the field here at Amon G. Carter Stadium is certainly slick. The grass is also a little bit higher than what we have at Owen Field. Kickoff is less than 13 minutes away!
10:37 a.m. | Sooner Pick 'Em
As you saw in a previous post, the Sooners arrived safely, but it wasn't Tony Jefferson or Tom Wort that drove the team buses. In our weekly Sooner Pick 'Em feature, one question we asked our guys was which teammate they would least want to take the wheel of the team transportation:
9:43 a.m. | TCU's Stadium
TCU just finished renovations to its stadium here in Fort Worth. Although not large (capacity 45,000), it's modern and polished. Seats are close to the field -- perhaps not quite as close as Owen Field -- but closer than most stadiums. Natural grass looks like it's in great condition. We're headed to down to the field to get a few shots of the Sooners warming up. Be back soon.
9:31 a.m. | Sooners Have Arrived
Check out the video below to see the team's trip from the buses into the visiting locker room at Amon G. Carter Stadium:
9:22 a.m. | Stoops on the Field
Coach Stoops and the Sooners have arrived at Amon G. Carter Stadium in Fort Worth ready to play the TCU Horned Frogs. Kickoff is shortly after 11 a.m. Central on ESPN. Here's our live photo stream from the stadium. Boomer Sooner!
8:01 a.m. | Oklahoma at TCU
Oklahoma (9-2 overall, 7-1 Big 12) travels down I-35 to play TCU in Fort Worth in the Horned Frogs' inaugural season in the Big 12. ESPN has the national telecast beginning at 11 a.m. Central and we'll update our live blog direct from Fort Worth.