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Oklahoma State vs. TCU 2019: Preview, start time, how to watch, TV, live stream

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The Cowboys seek back-to-back Big 12 wins for the first time this season.

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Oklahoma State will play its first game of the season without Big 12 leading wide receiver Tylan Wallace when it hosts TCU on Saturday at Boone Pickens Stadium.

Wallace reportedly tore his ACL in one of his knees earlier this week and will miss the rest of the season. Wallace, one of three Biletnikoff Award finalists last season, had 903 receiving yards on 53 receptions and eight touchdowns, including four 100-yard games this year. He was the No. 1 target for quarterback Spencer Sanders, so it’ll be interesting to see how the redshirt freshman adjusts on his read progressions and who he targets on passes. Sanders has passed for 1,739 yards and rushed for 500.

Chuba Hubbard might see the ball — on the ground or through the air — more to help Sanders. Hubbard, who averages 27 carries per game, leads the nation with 1,381 rushing yards and second with 16 touchdowns.

OSU (5-3, 2-3 Big 12) is coming off an upset over then-No. 23 ranked Iowa State last week on the road to snap a two-game skid. Linebacker Malcolm Rodriguez led all players with 11 tackles and had a 26-yard interception return with 6:27 remaining to help lift the Cowboys to victory. His interception was one of three in the fourth quarter for OSU.

TCU (4-3, 2-2) is also entering Saturday’s game after an upset victory, knocking off then-No. 15 Texas 37-27 in Fort Worth. Freshman Max Duggan threw two touchdown passes, including a tiebreaking 44-yarder to Jalen Reagor. Duggan finished with a career-best 273 yards passing against the Big 12’s worst pass defense.

The Horned Frogs’ Big 12-leading defense collected four interceptions against Texas to halt a three-game stretch without a takeaway. OSU ranks last in turnover margin in among Big 12 teams at minus-7. The Cowboys have thrown 10 picks and fumbled seven times.

TCU’s defense will probably load the box against Hubbard, who has three 200-yard games. The Frogs have allowed just one 100-yard rusher this season with ISU quarterback Brock Purdy (102 yards on 12 carries).

Series history

  • 2018: TCU 31-24 in Fort Worth
  • 2017: TCU 44-31 in Stillwater
  • 2016: OSU 31-6 in Fort Worth
  • 2015: OSU 49-29 in Stillwater
  • 2014: TCU 42-9 in Fort Worth

Odds

Favorites: OSU -2.5

Over/under: 59

How to watch

When: 2:30 p.m. Saturday

Where: Boone Pickens Stadium; Stillwater

TV: ESPN

Live stream: Fubo TV (try for free)