Texas Longhorns vs. #8 TCU Horned Frogs
Saturday – November 4 – 6:15 p.m.
Amon G. Carter Stadium – Ft. Worth – Texas
Records Prior to Kickoff
Texas Longhorns (4-4, 3-2 Big 12)
#8 TCU Horned Frogs (7-1, 4-1 Big 12)
TCU lost in Ames to Iowa State by a touchdown last week. The team looked spectacular with the opening secondhalf kick off which was ran back 89 yards. Horned Frogs faithfuls knew that this would be an easy win for TCU. But… Iowa State played a very controlled game and pulled off a win at home.
Kenny Hill has to play a more controlled game. Last week he looked lost under center. He’s the leader and needs to perform far better than he did last week. Texas’ defense will be waiting for him. You have to remember that the Longhorns beat Iowa State and held them to 7 points. The offense has to play aggressive in order to pull off a win. The running game looked spacey and the receivers dropped key passes to keep scoring drives alive. Quick 3-and-outs plagued the Horned Frogs last week. There has to be balance this week. Texas is meshing at the right time.
Sam Ehlinger is out for this contest. Texas has three capable quarterbacks on their roster that can play as well. How do you game plan for Texas? STOP THE RUN! The long ball won’t kill you at any point of the game. It’s the small quick outs and slants that they thrive on. Their running game is their bread and butter. Placing 7 in the box this week can stop the Longhorn attack. Blitzing on first down would disrupt the Texas offense. “If you allow them to run their plays, Texas is dangerous!” said Head Coach Gary Patterson. “We have to force them to make plays”.
TCU has a 71% chance of winning this week. TCU controls the Big 12 along with OU and Oklahoma State. This week TCU will beat Texas and stay in first place in the Big 12. The over/under is 45. Take the over. It’s the best bet. TCU 40 – Texas 27