TCU Depth Chart: Week 7 Oklahoma

Though the TCU Horned Frogs have already dropped a game in conference play, they remain a threat to the Oklahoma Sooners’ long-standing reign over the Big 12. Though the Horned Frogs are behind the eight-ball in the conference title race, their offense still poses problems for an Oklahoma Sooners defense that has been up and down this season.

Over the Summer, TCU was named the “trap game” on Oklahoma’s 2021 schedule. It certainly has that potential after the dramatic week the Oklahoma Sooners have had.

Coming off the big win over the Texas Longhorns where the Sooners had to rally from 21 down in the first half and 18 down at halftime, there’s the potential for a letdown if the Sooners don’t start fast against TCU Saturday night.

However, with questions persisting at the quarterback position, everyone else on the roster should be on heightened alert. If head coach Lincoln Riley is willing to make a change at the game’s most important position, every player should be approaching every practice rep with a chip on their shoulder. No spot on the depth chart is safe if a player doesn’t perform the way the coaches expect.

Despite the questions at quarterback, perhaps that’s why I’m feeling relatively confident in this Oklahoma Sooners team heading into the Saturday night showdown at Owen Field. That Texas game won’t lead to a letdown but will propel them to play their best football as they start the second half of their season.

With that, let’s look at 5 Bold Predictions for the Oklahoma Sooners matchup with the TCU Horned Frogs.

1 Caleb Williams gets the Start

Oct 9, 2021; Dallas, Texas, USA; Oklahoma Sooners quarterback Caleb Williams (13) reaches for the goal line and scores a touchdown during the first half against the Texas Longhorns at the Cotton Bowl. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

Earlier this week, I argued that Caleb Williams should start for the Oklahoma Sooners. Though Lincoln Riley might feel differently, Williams looked incredibly comfortable coming into that game against the Texas Longhorns down 18.

Sure, it was a no-lose situation for Williams and the Sooners at that point. If he didn’t play well, Rattler would have likely come back in and there’s no telling what would happen. If he played well, he had nothing to lose, so he could play more freely.

Despite some dropped snaps, Williams showed composure beyond his years, navigating pressure and finding wide receivers down the field. It’s not simply the positive plays that will have Lincoln Riley leaning on the true freshman, it’s how he responded when the play might be a negative one.

Williams is a nightmare matchup for any team, but especially this week against TCU, who ranks 116th in the nation at stopping the run. It seems like a perfect week to roll out your true freshman quarterback to get his first start and pound the rock with the running game.

5 Bold Predictions for Oklahomas matchup with the TCU Horned Frogs

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5 Bold Predictions for Oklahomas matchup with the TCU Horned Frogs

Caleb Williams officially listed as starter on Oklahoma’s updated depth chart

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Caleb Williams officially listed as starter on Oklahoma’s updated depth chart

Matchup to watch: Marvin Mims, Sooner wide receivers vs TCU secondary

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Matchup to watch: Marvin Mims, Sooner wide receivers vs TCU secondary

No. 4 Oklahoma takes 14-game win streak into TCU clash

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No. 4 Oklahoma takes 14-game win streak into TCU clash

7 Bold Predictions for the Oklahoma Sooners matchup with the Kansas Jayhawks

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7 Bold Predictions for the Oklahoma Sooners matchup with the Kansas Jayhawks