Caleb Kelly returns fumble for Sooners TD on TCU's first offensive play

Caleb Kelly returns fumble for Sooners TD on TCU's first offensive play

Caleb Kelly returns fumble for Sooners TD on TCU's first offensive play

Oklahoma's convincing 41-17 victory over the Horned Frogs also essentially punches its ticket to the College Football Playoff, and the selection committee might even have to consider the Sooners (12-1, 8-1) as the No. 1 team in Sunday's unveiling (8 p.m. ET).

As TCU quarterback Kenny Hill's collegiate career draws to a close, Saturday's matchup against Oklahoma in the Big 12 Championship game proved to be a representation of Hill's time as a Horned Frog, a game that resulted in a 41-17 loss to the Sooners.

After a 13-play drive by Oklahoma's offense that resulted in three points, it was TCU's turn to get something going in the Big 12 Championship Game.

"I didn't really appreciate that they were trying to say that we were in the wrong because that was OK to let a quarterback throw a ball and hit a guy in the head that hasn't played for two weeks", Patterson said Tuesday in a long rant about the situation. It's another chance for us to go play. "He's going to challenge you and do the things he needs to do". TCU coach Gary Patterson did not take very kindly to that rationale.

Here are three takeaways from the Sooners' win over the Horned Frogs.

"We feel extremely focused and confident", left tackle Joseph Noteboom said. "We just had to take care of our own business and all that's out in front of us".

Led every season by Mayfield, the Sooners have now won three straight Big 12 titles. Anderson gained 290 yards from scrimmage and scored four touchdowns the first time these teams met.

"I've got great players around me", Mayfield said. "There was a Texas Tech pretty well-known quarterback that hit a guy from A&M in the head and they all thought it was amusing, to throw balls and do those kind of things back in those days", Patterson said, never mentioning any names.

This was exactly the way TCU did not want to start this game. Then early in the second half, the Sooners shut down TCU (10-3) on fourth-and-1, a huge momentum changer.

"I think they just settle down", Patterson said of his defenders. Mayfield surpassed 4,000 passing yards and crossed the 40 touchdown barrier this season, which does not indicate National Football League success, but that kind of production should be noted.

0 - Number of turnovers by Oklahoma vs. TCU in the Big 12 Championship.

Oklahoma has split its previous two games played in the home of the NFL's Dallas Cowboys. Heading into Saturday's game, TCU's defense ranked first in the Big 12 in total defense (317.5 yards per game) and opponent rushing yards (90 yards per game) - both of which Oklahoma exceeded.

In Saturday's title match, the Sooners' offense rolled up 461 total yards - 243 passing, 218 rushing - while the defense pitched a second-half shutout, allowing just 95 total yards and four first downs after intermission.

Mayfield has played there twice, in a Texas state high school championship game and against Baylor when he was a freshman at Texas Tech.

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