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Trojan Horse: What the Horned Frogs said following loss to OSU

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Jaylen Warren rushing through TCU defense gets tackled.

The Oklahoma State Cowboys improve to a 9-1 record following a dominant win over TCU, 63 to 17.

Here is what the Horned Frogs had to say after the game: 

TCU defensive end Dylan Horton on OSU’s run game:

"I feel like they ran the ball very well, they ran the ball hard. As the defense, I feel like we need to tackle legs. That's something we need to emphasize but they did a very good job running the ball."

The Cowboys rushed for 447 yards and accumulated eight rushing touchdowns in the game, with five different players rushing for over 50 yards.

Running backs Dominic Richardson and Jaylen Warren led the Cowboys rushing onslaught with 134 rushing yards for Richardson and 113 rushing yards for Warren. The two running backs combined for five touchdowns. 

Horton on playing at Amon G. Carter Stadium vs. Boone Pickens Stadium:

"The energy of the crowd definitely affects the game sometimes. In this case, we needed to bring our own energy, and we brought our own, but it wasn't enough to complete the game."

TCU running back Emari DeMercado on why the offense struggled:

“I think really, as far as us, we just didn’t execute. We had a few big plays that could have happened, one got called back, we dropped another one. It’s just those things, it’s hard to pick up momentum because we really needed those plays, they would’ve helped a lot. Just execution, really.”

The Horned Frogs only passed for 165 yards and had no passing touchdowns. The lack of the passing game allowed the OSU defense to focus on stopping the run, which contributed to the Cowboys’ victory.

DeMercado on where the OSU defense ranks against defenses he’s played:

“They were pretty solid, they’re definitely sound on defense. As far as defense tendencies, showing blitzes, they were really good at disguising stuff. They’re a pretty good defense, but I feel like we could’ve still made plays, it’s just on our part we could’ve executed better.”

The OSU defense allowed just three points in the first three quarters of action, and 10 overall in the game. The Cowboys’ defensive unit accumulated seven sacks in the game, which heavily contributed to the defense’s success.

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