Charlie Strong on the sidelines during the last game of the season against TCU at Royal-Memorial Stadium on Friday November 25, 2016. JAY JANNER / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

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Golden: Nuggets from TCU-Texas at the half

Posted November 25th, 2016

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  • Texas trails TCU 7-6 at the half.
  • The Frogs lead 7-6 at the half in a game that's about as exciting as the score suggests. The stadium is a long way from full on a Thanksgiving weekend that reeks of a Lawrence, Kan. hangover.
  • D'Onta Foreman has 100 yards rushing and needs 37 to get to 2,000 for the season.

Not exactly a barn burner here at DKR but the Horns have a chance to knock off TCU.

The Frogs lead 7-6 at the half in a game that’s about as exciting as the score suggests. The stadium is a long way from full on a Thanksgiving weekend that reeks of a Lawrence, Kan. hangover.

Texas #33 D'onte Foreman carries the ball in the first quarter against TCU at Royal-Memorial Stadium on Friday November 25, 2016. JAY JANNER / AMERICAN-STATESMAN
Texas #33 D’onte Foreman carries the ball in the first quarter against TCU at Royal-Memorial Stadium on Friday November 25, 2016. JAY JANNER / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

As reports swirl in Austin and nationwide about Charlie Strong’s future, there is a little matter of a football game against TCU with a bowl bid on the line.

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While the defense is playing inspired ball, the offense is picking up where it left off in Kansas: lots of good stuff from D’Onta but not a to show for it.

A few thoughts from the first half:

Charlie Strong on the sidelines during the last game of the season against TCU at Royal-Memorial Stadium on Friday November 25, 2016. JAY JANNER / AMERICAN-STATESMAN
Charlie Strong on the sidelines during the last game of the season against TCU at Royal-Memorial Stadium on Friday November 25, 2016. JAY JANNER / AMERICAN-STATESMAN
  • D’Onta Foreman scored on that second-quarter goal-line carry. Replays clearly indicated that he was lying on top of another player when he reached the ball over the goal-line. His knee wasn’t down. In a game like this one, to not get six there is humongous. He has 100 yards and needs only 37 to get to 2,000.
  • The defense has really gotten after TCU. Paul Boyette, Jr., Malik Jefferson and DeShon Elliott have been three of several standouts on that side of the ball.
  • Trent Domingue picked a bad time to have a senior slump. He missed his third field goal inside of 40 yards in the last half of the season and was rightly pulled for Mitchell Becker, who made a 24-yarder for Texas’ sixth point.

So what happens?

The Horns will continue to pound D’Onta Foreman in the second half and get to 6-6 with a win. As for Strong, who knows? Houston losing at Memphis didn’t help Tom Herman’s cause in Austin or Baton Rouge, for that matter.

 

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