TCU football is leaving it up to the fans to decide the stadium color-scheme when the Horned Frogs host Oklahoma on Oct. 20 at Amon G. Carter Stadium.
TCU athletics made the announcement on Tuesday that fans can vote on the color which they will be encouraged to wear during the matchup with the Sooners. The options are black, white, purple, or a combo of purple and black. Fans can submit their vote in the comment section of the post.
Of course, there’s no wrong answer for the vote. But it’s worth looking back to see the official colors for each past home game for TCU against Oklahoma, and more importantly, how the Horned Frogs fared on the field in each instance.
Alas, here’s a little history of what colors the fans at Amon G. Carter Stadium have sported during TCU’s three previous home matchups vs. the Sooners since joining the Big 12.
2012: Purple; No. 11 Oklahoma defeats TCU, 24-17
TCU, in its regular-season finale, had its chances to get past the No. 11 Sooners after making it a 7-point contest with 7 minutes to play in the 4th quarter. Redshirt freshman quarterback Trevone Boykin passed for 231 yards and a touchdown, but the Horned Frogs didn’t have enough firepower in them that December day in Fort Worth to get past an Oklahoma offense led quarterback Landry Jones and running back Damien Williams en route to a 24-17 loss. It marked the first of five straight contests between the Horned Frogs and Sooners that came down to 7 points or less.
2014: White; No. 25 TCU defeats No. 4 Oklahoma, 37-33
To this date, the 2014 matchup remains Horned Frogs’ only victory over Oklahoma since joining the Big 12, and perhaps the biggest single game win in conference history for TCU. The Horned Frogs jumped out of the gate to take a 14-0 first quarter lead in front of a white-out crowd in Fort Worth, and though the Sooners ultimately rallied back to take an early second-half lead, the Paul Dawson pick-six that gave TCU the lead for good in the fourth quarter remains one of the all-time great defensive plays in program history. The Horned Frogs went on to finish the regular season 11-1, earning them a share of the Big 12 title before narrowly missing out on the College Football Playoff.
2016: Black; Oklahoma defeats No. 21 TCU, 52-46
Like the 2014 game, the Horned Frogs came out of the gate strong vs. the Sooners at home in 2016 for the black-out game at Amon G. Carter Stadium. TCU found itself with a 7-0 lead just two snaps into the game after a strip-sack of Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield on the first snap of day was followed by a TCU touchdown one play later. But despite going up by 14 points in the first quarter, the Horned Frogs were unable to defend their home turf as the Sooners responded with a 42-3 run. TCU did claw its way back with 22-0 run of its own in the 4th quarter, but Oklahoma held on for a six-point victory.
Our voting advice: TCU is undefeated vs. Oklahoma in Big 12 play when the fans are wearing white at Amon G. Carter Stadium. We’ll leave it at that.