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Oklahoma quarterback Spencer Rattler stands on the sideline during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Iowa State, Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020, in Ames, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Oklahoma's current four-game road swing continues in Fort Worth, Texas, this weekend before it heads to Lubbock the week after.

OU quarterback Spencer Rattler has experienced the highs and lows of playing away from Norman — falling to Iowa State in Ames and winning a quadruple-overtime thriller over Texas in Dallas.

And he’s admittedly enjoyed the travel.

“Man, they’re fun to me,” Rattler said. “I think everybody on our team. I like playing at home, but playing away is just as fun. Fans talking mess, a lot of tension, a lot of everything into it. I love playing on the road. It’s been fun. We got a good team on the road this week down at TCU. Should be a fun one.”

The Sooners last played at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium when Kansas State stunned OU 38-35 on Sept. 26. They won’t return to Owen Field until Kansas visits on Nov. 7, marking a 42-day gap between home games.

If there's a benefit to OU's road-exclusive October, Rattler, a redshirt freshman, said the road challenges have added to his development as OU’s starting quarterback.

“Playing these last four games has definitely helped me grow, especially with those road games,” said Rattler, who’s thrown for 1,186 yards, 13 touchdowns and five interceptions. 

“They’ve definitely helped just with the environment and going against the quality of players and quality of teams we’re playing. Things are starting to slow down for sure.”

OU and TCU are scheduled for an 11 a.m. kickoff Saturday. ABC will televise the Big 12 contest.

Keep up with the Sooners on social media by following OU Gameday by Norman Transcript on Facebook and @transcript on Twitter. 

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