Back in September, the TCU football team hauled itself into the national title conversation with an impressive road victory at Oklahoma State, but the road loss to Oklahoma three weeks ago severely dented the Horned Frogs’ hopes at the College Football Playoff. TCU may be a long shot to get there now, but they can gain a measure of revenge when they once again take on the Sooners, this time in the Big 12 Championship Game, a de facto home date for the Frogs taking place at AT&T Stadium.
The 10th-ranked Frogs figure to be underdogs against the 2nd-ranked Sooners, especially with safety Nick Orr suspended for one half of the title game for his role in the bench-clearing brawl against Baylor. Should the Frogs score the upset, it may or may not allow them to sneak into the Playoff, but it will certainly spoil the Sooners’ chances of getting in and earn the Frogs a spot in one of the more prestigious bowl games come the turn of 2018. Regardless, TCU will relish its turn on national TV and North Texas’ grandest stage.
The Big 12 Championship Game kicks off at 11:30am Sat at AT&T Stadium, 1 Legends Way, Arlington. Tickets are $90-175. Call 800-745-3000.