Horned Frogs

October 3rd, 2020

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October 4, 2020


Five key plays: TCU 33, No. 9 Texas 31

There were 140 snaps taken in No. 9 Texas’ 33-31 loss to TCU on Saturday. Here are five that ended up making a big difference:   1. Back in the slot TCU scored first, but Texas forced a tie by the end of the first quarter. Read More


Texas report card: As expected, the grades out of the 33-31 loss to TCU aren’t good

One week after barely surviving Texas Tech in overtime, ninth-ranked Texas slogged its way through a 12-penalty, 33-31 loss to TCU — the seventh loss to TCU in nine games since the Horned Frogs joined the Big 12. Grades for the Longhorns:   Quarterbacks: C+ TCU’s Max Duggan (20-30-231, 79 … Read More


October 3, 2020


TCU 33, No. 9 Texas 31: Another winnable game disappears as ‘this university deserves better’

Two September victories somewhat masked the mediocrity of Texas’ running game. There were lots of points, to be sure, but most of those came via Sam Ehlinger’s golden arm. The Longhorns sorely needed a strong rushing attack on Saturday. Instead they struggled at home and lost yet another winnable game … Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: Texas gave away the chance for a Big 12 takeover with OU looming

 Texas gave it away on Saturday, and just like that, last week’s miracle on the South Plains has taken on lesser significance. In tennis, it’s called solidifying the break. When you win a game on an opponent’s serve, … Read More

Kirk Bohls

American-Statesman Staff

Bohls: Texas has a bad recent history to TCU — and rightly owns it after loss

 Of all the conclusions drawn from yet another Texas loss to TCU, this could be the most disturbing. The best team won. Not only did the unranked Horned Frogs (1-1, 1-1 Big 12) win the … Read More


Texas-TCU notebook: Quest for late points unsuccessful, costly right before halftime

Texas, which looked so good with its two-minute offense in Lubbock, was unable to replicate that success on Saturday. Given two possessions at the end of the first half of the 33-31 loss to TCU, the Longhorns actually fell into a deeper hole on the scoreboard. First, quarterback Sam Ehlinger … Read More


TCU 33, Texas 31: Our five questions for the Longhorns — answered

Revisiting our five pregame questions that were facing the Longhorns ahead of Saturday’s 33-31 loss to TCU. How they played out: 1. Did Texas get to Max Duggan? Yes. And no. The Longhorns absolutely harried TCU’s sophomore quarterback, but while the five hurries were nice, there was only one … Read More


TCU 33, Texas 31: The expanded boxscore

How it all happened Saturday at Royal-Memorial Stadium:   First quarter Texas 7, TCU 7. First-quarter MVP? Maybe Brad Van Vark, the head referee who got way too much airtime than anyone wanted. There were 12 combined penalties, a series of offsides, false starts, holds and blocks in the backs … Read More


Self-sabotaged Saturday: Ninth-ranked Texas flubs, fumbles away 33-31 loss to TCU

A penalty-marred, sluggish Saturday was too much for ninth-ranked Texas. The Longhorns, who were 12-point favorites today, have lost another one to TCU, 33-31. Both Tom Herman and Gary Patterson will wake up grumpy on Sunday. This game had 26 penalties that totaled more than 200 yards, including 12 by … Read More


One sloppy Saturday: No. 9 Texas is looking sluggish, trails TCU at halftime 20-14

It’s halftime at Royal-Memorial Stadium. Ninth-ranked Texas is trailing TCU 20-14. What is it about TCU? The Horned Frogs have been Big 12 kryptonite for Texas and things are going far from super for the No. 1 scoring offense in the country. Texas has at times looked stumbling and sluggish … Read More


Texas vs. TCU: Five key matchups

Five key matchups out of the Texas-TCU game to keep your eye on Saturday:   Sam Ehlinger vs. Max Duggan On its depth chart, TCU lists either Duggan or Matthew Downing as the starting quarterback. Duggan, though, was the better-performing quarterback against Iowa State last week. He also accounted for … Read More


Four to follow: Texas, TCU players worth watching in Saturday’s game

Ninth-ranked Texas (2-0, 1-0 Big 12) hosts TCU (0-1, 0-1) at Royal-Memorial Stadium on Saturday (11 a.m., Fox). Four players worth watching:   Brenden Schooler, Texas receiver Schooler scored for the second straight game against Texas Tech and led Texas with seven receptions. He’s currently listed … Read More


October 2, 2020


Texas’ notable number: Comparing TCU’s Max Duggan to Sam Ehlinger — and the number 24

Each week this fall, we’re looking at a specific number that’s tied to Texas football. This week’s notable number is 24 — the jersey number assigned to defensive back Marques Caldwell and running back Derrian Brown. A former walk-on who earned a scholarship last year, junior … Read More


Frog fever: TCU’s Gary Patterson owns the Longhorns, but No. 9 Texas must break the spell

Some of us can’t remember what we had for breakfast, let alone what happened yesterday, last week or last year. It’s funny, that doesn’t apply to TCU fans when it comes to Texas. Horned Frogs fans know with absolute certainty one truism in this crazy football life: Gary Patterson owns … Read More


Texas vs. TCU: Five questions facing the Longhorns

Five questions facing No. 9 Texas on Saturday against TCU:   1. Will Texas get to TCU quarterback Max Duggan? Texas opened its season with a new look on its defensive line and a new pass-rushing role for All-Big 12 preseason pick Joseph Ossai. But the … Read More