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MIAMI - JANUARY 08: Head coach Bob Stoops of the Oklahoma Sooners looks on against the Florida Gators during the FedEx BCS National Championship game at Dolphin Stadium on January 8, 2009 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images)
The No. 11 Oklahoma Sooners (4-0, 1-0 Big) came into the season, looking at this three-game stretch and realized, if they could get over this obstacle, then the rest of the season may turn out pretty good. Of course, head coach Bob Stoops is taking it one game at a time. Oklahoma, coming off a rare win against Notre Dame, comes back to Norman to host the TCU Horned Frogs (2-2, 0-1 Big 12) on Oct. 5 at Gaylord Memorial Stadium. The Sooners came into the season having scheduled Notre Dame, TCU and Texas in consecutive weeks. They still have to play the likes of Baylor and Oklahoma State, but not in a row like this. After losing seven straight and nine of 10, the Sooners finally secured their second win of the series with the Fighting Irish in their past game, 35-21 in South Bend, Ind. Oklahoma used two first-quarter interceptions, the first going for six, to build an early 14-0 lead. The Sooners would pick off Irish quarterback Tommy Rees a third time that resulted in a 26-yard touchdown from Blake Bell to Lacoltan Bester that capped off an 86-yard drive in the second quarter. The Sooners led 21-7 at halftime. Bell, in his second-career start, finished with 291 total yards, 232 through the air, and two touchdowns. His fourth-quarter touchdown to Sterling Shephard for 54 yards sealed the win. Stoops knows that they can’t take TCU lightly, and they can’t look ahead to the annual Red River Rivalry with Texas next week. ‘”We don’t play four games,” Stoops said Monday, during his weekly news conference. “We didn’t set the whole season up and work all year round to beat Notre Dame. It’s part of the cycle. We’ve got another game this week, an important one. They’re all Big 12 games coming. No one around here is ever satisfied with beating one team. That’s not how it works. Maybe some other places, but not here. We’ve got to win this week and then the following week and the following week. Next game up.”‘ (YahooSports) The Sooners have won two straight versus TCU and lead the series 8-4. TCU defeated SMU 48-17 in its past game, forcing five turnovers on defense. Trevone Boykin led five straight second-half scoring drives to help the Frogs overcome a three-point halftime deficit. TCU scored 31 points in the fourth quarter. In their last meeting with Oklahoma on Dec. 1, Boykin passed for 231 yards and scored two touchdowns, but the Sooners held on to win 24-17 in Fort Worth. The last time these two met in Oklahoma, the No. 2 Sooners defeated No. 24 TCU 35-10 on Sept. 27 of the 2008 season.
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