A look back at how it all happened Saturday night:
TCU 7, Texas 0. The opening quarter was one to forget for Texas, which accumulated all of minus-2 yards of offense over only six total snaps. The Longhorns also were flagged for two personal fouls and a face mask. The biggest play of the quarter came on a fourth-and-1 at Texas’ 21 on TCU’s opening drive; KaVontae Turpin, running to his right, held up and threw it back to running back Sewo Olonilua, who’d taken the wildcat snap. Texas defensive lineman Chris Nelson nearly tipped it but Olonilua caught it and ran 20 yards to the 1. TCU scored on the next play. Texas’ lone highlight? Michael Dickson’s 73-yard punt.
TCU: Kyle Hicks 1-yard run (Jonathan Song kick, 11:29)
Halftime — TCU 17, Texas 7. The quarter began with a goal line stand for the Texas defense; TCU had to settle for a short field goal. Collin Johnson returned to Texas’ good graces with his first touchdown catch since the season opener. But the Longhorns left points on the board — Joshua Rowland was short on his 47-yard field goal attempt and Shane Buechele was sacked on fourth-and-4 from TCU’s 32. Texas’ final drive reached TCU’s 31 but the scoring threat was snuffed by back-to-back sacks.
TCU: Song 18-yard field goal (14:16)
TCU: Hicks 14-yard run (Song kick, 9:19)
Texas: Collin Johnson 33-yard pass from Shane Buechele (Joshua Rowland kick, 8:32)
TCU 17, Texas 7. The Horned Frogs had three drives in the quarter — Texas forced punts each time. But the Longhorns were unable to get anything cooking on offense; Texas gained only 26 total yards and never got into TCU territory. Armanti Foreman and Dorian Leonard each hauled in two catches in the quarter.
Final — TCU 24, Texas 7. It’s not like Texas didn’t have any chances — the Longhorns couldn’t generate a drive with 10 minutes left, trailing by 10 and came up short for the third time near TCU’s 32-yard line when Buechele threw four straight incompletions in the closing minutes. The Horned Frogs effectively put the game out of reach when Darius Anderson broke through for a 31-yard touchdown run on fourth down.
TCU: Darius Anderson 31-yard run (Song kick, 4:23)
First downs: Texas 14, TCU 17
Rushes-yards: Texas 26-9, TCU 46-177
Passing: Texas 254, TCU 166
Comp-Att-Int: Texas 21-44-0, TCU 19-27-0
Return Yards: Texas 7, TCU 67
Punts-Avg.: Texas 9-44.44, TCU 9-38.66
Fumbles-Lost: Texas 0-0, TCU 0-0
Penalties-Yards: Texas 6-65, TCU 9-49
Time of Possession: Texas 26:36, TCU 33:24
RUSHING: Texas, Young 12-31, Warren 1-3, Heard 1-(minus 2), Buechele 12-(minus 23). TCU, D.Anderson 18-99, K.Hill 12-43, Hicks 11-41, Olonilua 1-0, Turpin 1-(minus 2), (Team) 3-(minus 4).
PASSING: Texas, Buechele 21-44-0-254. TCU, Turpin 1-1-0-20, K.Hill 18-26-0-146.
RECEIVING: Texas, Humphrey 6-109, C.Johnson 3-49, Young 2-42, Foreman 2-9, Leonard 2-6, Warren 1-12, De.Duvernay 1-11, Burt 1-5, Hemphill-Mapps 1-5, Joe 1-3, Brewer 1-3. TCU, D.White 5-32, Turpin 4-28, Diarse 2-37, Olonilua 2-26, Slanina 2-8, D.Anderson 2-8, Hunt 1-22, Hicks 1-5.
MISSED FIELD GOALS: Texas, Rowland 47
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