A look at how it all happened Saturday:
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
Halftime: TCU 13, Texas 10. There were only two scores in the quarter. Lots of defense, not a lot of offense. Texas’ drives ended with a punt, a field goal, a turnover on downs and another punt. Still, Texas appeared to be in control until just before the half; Gary Patterson rolled the dice on third-and-goal from the 1 with 10 seconds left and no timeouts. It paid off with a touchdown that put the Frogs back on top at the break.
Texas: Dicker 34-yard field goal, 10:10
TCU: Shawn Robinson 1-yard pass to Jalen Reagor (Song kick, :06)
Texas 24, TCU 16. Needing a spark on offense, Texas turned to its defense. The Horns forced three turnovers — picks from Brandon Jones and Caden Sterns and a Jones fumble recovery. Those last two turnovers set up touchdowns (a Johnson diving catch and an Ehlinger run). The quarter wasn’t perfect, however: Dicker missed his second field goal of the game, from 43 yards out.
TCU: Song 29-yard field goal, 8:44
Texas: Collin Johnson 31-yard pass from Sam Ehlinger (Dicker kick, :45)
Texas: Ehlinger 2-yard run (Dicker kick, :28)
Final: Texas 31, TCU 16. Davante Davis made a big pass breakup inside the 5-yard line on third-and-long from Texas’ 24; Song’s 46-yard field goal try to make it a 24-19 game was off the mark. A 38-yard touchdown pass to Lil’Jordan Humphrey with 3 minutes left pretty much ended things.
Texas: Humphrey 38-yard pass from Ehlinger (Dicker kick, 3:18)
First downs: Texas 20, TCU 16
Rushes-yards: Texas 45-112, TCU 32-141
Passing: Texas 255, TCU 231
Comp-Att-Int: Texas 22-32-255-0, TCU 20-40-231-3
Return Yards: Texas 3-44, TCU 3-83
Punts-Avg.: Texas 5-39.6, TCU 4-33.5
Fumbles-Lost: Texas 0-0, TCU 1-1
Penalties-Yards: Texas 4-25, TCU 3-30
Time of Possession: Texas 34:03, TCU 25:57
PASSING: Texas — Ehlinger 22-32-255, 0/2. TCU — Robinson 17-29-197, 1/2; Collins 3-9-34, 0/0; Turpin 0-1-0, 0/1
RUSHING: Texas — Watson 15-58-1, Ingram 8-38, Ehlinger 11-11-1, Young 8-10, Humphrey 1-1. TCU — Robinson 9-57, Olonilua 12-55, Anderson 8-15, Collins 1-6, Barber 1-4, Stewart 1-4
RECEIVING: Texas — Johnson 7-124-1, Humphrey 4-77-1, Watson 4-13, Duvernay 2-23, Beck 2-14, Moore 29, Ingram 1-(-5). TCU — Reagor 8-96-1, Turpin 3-68, Barber 3-26, Stewart 2-27, Olonilua 2-9, Austin 1-4, Anderson 1-1