TCU looked as quick as advertised on the first play of the game, marching down the field with a series of short throws that seemed to always for 6-, 7- or 8-yard gains. But things bogged down and the Horned Frogs settled for a field goal. Texas had the first chunk play of the game, a 46-yard pass from Sam Ehlinger to Collin Johnson, but it all ended with a 42-yard missed field goal from Cameron Dicker.
On TCU’s second drive, KaVontae Turpin came up limping after a third-and-11 drop; he landed awkwardly on an ankle after a hit from Davante Davis. On Texas’, Tom Herman’s binder must have said to go for it on fourth-and-4 from TCU’s 41. The Horns got it. An 18-yard pass to Johnson and an 8-yard toss to Andrew Beck set up Tre Watson’s 3-yard touchdown.
That made it Texas 7, TCU 3. It also marked the first time since the 2013 season that the Longhorns have held a lead over the Horned Frogs. That was a Texas win in Fort Worth that became memorable for two things: A long weather delay that carried the game past midnight. And it also served as the first-ever appearance for Tyrone Swoopes.
Caden Sterns left the game on the first play of TCU’s third series. Two plays later, Shawn Robinson hit Jalen Reagor on the right side for 50 yards. Kris Boyd was beaten on the play. But Boyd made up for it — partially, anyway — by breaking up a touchdown catch by Reagor on third-and-goal; the Frogs settled for a field goal.
Ryan Bujcevski punts so far: 42, 37. He’s averaging 39.5 yards.
How it’s all gone down so far:
Texas 7, TCU 6. A Tre Watson touchdown run — set up by a key fourth-down completion by Collin Johnson — gave Texas its first lead over TCU since 2013. The Longhorns had another shot at points in the quarter, but Cameron Dicker’s 42-yard field goal attempt was off. He made two 46-yarders last week. TCU had to settle for a pair of field goals.
TCU: Jonathan Song 46-yard field goal, 11:52
Texas: Tre Watson 3-yard run (Cameron Dicker kick, 4:09)
TCU: Song 23-yard field goal, 1:34
TCU 13, Texas 10. The Horns led until the final 10 seconds of the half, when Jalen Reagor beat Kris Boyd for a fade-route touchdown.
Texas: Dicker 34-yard field goal, 10:10
TCU: Shawn Robinson 1-yard pass to Jalen Reagor (Song kick, :06)
Texas will get the ball to start the second half.
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