As it stands now, TCU not only has the one-game lead on the Cowboys, but also a very important head-to-head tiebreaker. Until we know for sure about that D, 13 points feels like too many to give - TCU might win the game outright. Quarterback Kenny Hill has been solid, passing for eight scores with two picks on 737 yards passing. The Horned Frogs rank 15th nationally in total defense, allowing just 265 yards per game.
Now, to those without lives who follow this stuff, "Bedlam" usually dangles off the back edge of the schedule, waiting there with its rivals 65 miles apart, its promise of exquisite contempt and its lopsided all-time score in which Oklahoma State has won only 18 of the 111 matches.
After stopping OSU, TCU tacked on a field goal, getting a 31-yarder from Jonathan Song to make it 37-17 Frogs with 12:03 to play in the fourth quarter.
TCU got the ball and marched to a 29-yard field goal by Jonathan Song.
The Cowboys had some momentum at one point early in the first quarter with the defense forcing TCU to punt.
It's that secondary that poses the greatest threat to Oklahoma State's way of life, starting with quarterback Mason Rudolph, second among Big 12 quarterbacks at 378 yards per game with 11 touchdowns and one interception.
Saturday, Hill had one poor play when he sailed a pass off his back foot, which resulted in an interception over the middle of the field.
As much as Patterson wishes for it to be so, TCU won't hold that advantage anymore. Add TCU's reputation and unbeaten record, and the Horned Frogs should get a significant boost, possibly into the Top 10.
But Patterson's bread and butter is on defense. They're favored by seven and likely out for blood.
Penn State was the other team near the top of the AP Poll.
The Huskies took some early shots from a solid team in a raucous environment.
Each weekend, we'll tell you where and when to watch the top college QBs expected to be available for the 2018 NFL Draft. Disruption is the key to any defensive success, especially for an offense like Oklahoma State's that can get going in a hurry.
TCU coach Gary Patterson wanted his team to be no worse than 3-1 coming out of its first four games. However, TCU looked vulnerable at times last week against SMU, giving up 36 points. "We are still going play teams that are ranked really high and we have a chance to play well". With a little help from the turnovers fairy, they bolted to a 28-7 lead and put it in cruise control. The Pac-12 championship game will be played on December 1 and televised by Fox.
"We made them drive it, made them drive it, made them drive it", Patterson said.
After losing approximately 1,430 good assistants to other jobs, Todd Graham has found his ASU tenure on life support.
The Texas A&M-Ark game at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, features a couple of coaches whose fans are running out of patience.
Toledo's pretty good, and Miami had been dealing with Hurricane Irma and its effects. Edison-McGruder hasn't played since the opener against the Golden Hurricane. But after falling behind 16-10 at halftime, the Canes went on a 28-0 run.
They got lured away from their bread and butter.