For the first time this season, a kicker other than senior Trent Domingue attempted a field goal for Texas.
Junior punter Mitchell Becker came on in the second quarter and made a 24-yard field goal, cutting the TCU lead to 7-6 with 2 minutes, 25 seconds left in the first half.
It was the first field goal kicker of Becker’s career. A native of League City, Texas, he is primarily a kickoff specialist for the Longhorns.
The field goal came after Texas was stuffed at the goal line for the second drive in a row. The first resulted in a turnover on downs.
Charlie Strong, burned by replay, will now try a FG. Mitchell Becker, not Domingue, tries a 24-yard FG. It's good. TCU still leads 7-6.
— Brian Davis (@BDavisAAS) November 25, 2016
Trent Domingue just got the hook on Senior Day. Mitchell Becker splits the uprights but they still should have gone for it.
— Cedric Golden (@CedGolden) November 25, 2016
So Charlie Strong doesn't go for it on 4th-and-goal but uses brand new kicker Mitchell Becker.
— Kirk Bohls (@kbohls) November 25, 2016
Mitchell Becker gets the call instead of Trent Domingue and his first career FG pulls Texas within 7-6. 24-yard kick for the junior. #HookEm
— Danny Davis (@aasdanny) November 25, 2016
Domingue, a senior graduate transfer from LSU, made one field goal attempt and missed another in the first half. His make came from 21 yards, while the miss was from 38.
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