OU vs. TCU preview
Oklahoma's Blake Bell (10) runs out of the tackle of Notre Dame 's Dan Fox during the second half of an NCAA college football game on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, in South Bend, Ind. Oklahoma defeated Notre Dame 35-21. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings) Photo: Image by AP
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) - It's only happened five times during Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops' 15-year tenure, but occasionally another team comes to town and beats the Sooners on their home field.
TCU was one of those teams, stunning the Sooners 17-10 in the 2005 season opener. Most of the players who will be on the field Saturday, when No. 11 Oklahoma (4-0, 1-0 Big 12) hosts TCU (2-2, 0-1), have few (if any) memories of that game.
But for the Horned Frogs, it was a turning point in their program's history under coach Gary Patterson.
Oklahoma is coming off its biggest win in recent years, beating Notre Dame 35-21 last Saturday. With the annual showdown in Dallas against Texas looming next Saturday, it could be tempting for the Sooners to overlook Texas Christian, but Stoops has a long memory and hasn't forgotten what happened in 2005.
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