Texas coach Charlie Strong confers with Texas punter Michael Dickson in the first quarter after a punt fell short during the Texas at TCU game Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015, in Fort Worth, Texas. (AMERICAN-STATESMAN / Rodolfo Gonzalez)

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Texas vs. TCU: Horns up, Horns down

Posted October 3rd, 2015

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HORNS UP

  • Are you kidding? Finding something positive Longhorns-wise is akin to asking for a prime rib platter at Veggie Heaven. OK, let’s see. The Horns avoided getting shut out for the second time in Strong’s tenure. There was that.
  • On a woeful day for the offense, running back D’Onta Foreman rushed 18 times for 112 yards.
  • Well the weather gods were in a good mood (unlike the last time these two met in Fort Worth). Could Texas fans imagine a three-hour weather delay during a beatdown of this sort?

HORNS DOWN

  • Embarrassing doesn’t even begin to describe the afternoon of football we witnessed. The Longhorns were beaten in every conceivable department, a complete no-show against a top-five opponent.
  • Kicker Nick Rose missed field goal attempts of 39 and 40 yards. He also shanked a free kick out of bounds after deep snapper Kyle Ashby airmailed a snap out of the end zone for a safety.
  • Punter Michael Dickson, who has been wildly erratic all season, continued that form with a 22-yard punt in the first quarter. It was his fifth punt of fewer than 30 yards this season.

OFFENSIVE PLAY OF THE GAME

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Texas didn’t have one, so let’s go with Josh Docton’s leaping grab in the end zone in the first quarter which resulted in a 37-0 lead.

DEFENSIVE PLAY OF THE GAME

TCU safety Derrick Kindred separated Daje Johnson from the ball on Texas’ second play. Teammate Nick Orr recovered the fumble. Johnson suffered a head injury on the play and never returned.

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