FORT WORTH, Texas —
FINAL: TEXAS 27, TCU 37
Once again, the Texas defense could not stop the opposing rushing offense. Granted, Texas held TCU to well below their average of 239 yards per game (162). But this time, the Longhorns didn't have Sam Ehlinger's heroics to bail them out like they did against Kansas. Instead, Ehlinger more so added to the bleeding with a season-high four interceptions. Ehlinger entered the game with three interceptions all season. The four turnovers led to 13 points on the day for TCU.
Ehlinger also threw for 321 yards in the game and two touchdowns, including a deep touchdown pass to Devin Duvernay. Duvernay finished with 173 yards on eight catches. Fellow senior wide receiver Collin Johnson also had a productive afternoon, snagging seven catches for 101 yards.
It was an upset that most wouldn't have predicted, and Texas will have to take a long look in the mirror after losing in the Red River Showdown, almost dropping a game at home to Kansas and now being upset by TCU.
TEXAS 27, TCU 37
TCU (Texas 49):
Sewo Olonilua ran the ball for one yard. Olonilua carried the ball one more time to end the game. The Horned Frogs defeated the Longhorns 37-27.
TEXAS (Own 20):
Sam Ehlinger threw a pass intended for Devin Duvernay incomplete. Ehlinger's check down pass to Keaontay Ingram gained three yards. On third and seven, Ehlinger scrambled up the middle for 10 yards and a first down. Ehlinger took a shot downfield for Collin Johnson and it fell incomplete. Ehlinger threw a pass intended for Collin Johnson, which fell incomplete. On third and 10, Ehlinger checked the ball down to Ingram for one yard. On fourth and nine, Ehlinger threw his fourth interception of the game. TCU takes over at the Texas 49-yard line.
TCU (Own 25):
Jalen Reagor ran a sweep to the right for a loss of one yard. Max Duggan took a shot deep, which fell incomplete. A offensive holding penalty was declined by Texas to make it third and 11. On third and 11, Duggan connected with John Stephens on a corner route for 16 yards. Sewo Olonilua ran up the middle for three yards. Duggan scrambled around the right end for 14 yards to the Texas 43-yard line. Olonilua was stopped for a loss of two yards on a rushing attempt up the middle. Duggan was put under immediate pressure and scrambled to his right for a loss of two yards. On third and 14, Duggan threw a deep pass to Taye Barber in one-on-one coverage for 36 yards to the Texas 11-yard line.
Duggan capped off the drive with a 11-yard touchdown run on a zone read keeper. TCU leads 37-27 with 1:59 left in the fourth quarter.
TEXAS (Own 25):
Sam Ehlinger's pass deep over the middle fell incomplete. Roschon Johnson ran up the middle for no gain. On third and 10, Ehlinger found Collin Johnson for 12 yards and a first down. Ehlinger looked for Collin Johnson, but the pass was incomplete. Ehlinger threw a swing pass to Roschon Johnson, which picked up five yards and a facemask penalty tacked on an extra 15 yards. Ehlinger scrambled up the middle for 10 yards. Ehlinger scrambled again as he pocket collapsed and picked up another 16 yards to the TCU 17-yard line. A false start backed up the Longhorns to the TCU 22-yard line. Ehlinger threw a pass intended for Devin Duvernay incomplete. A screen pass to Duvernay on second down picked up three yards. On third and 12 from the TCU 18-yard line, Ehlinger converted the first down to John Burt for 13 yards. Roschon Johnson got a carry up the middle on a quick snap. Roschon Johnson capped off the drive with a two-yard touchdown run. TCU leads Texas 30-27 with 6:50 left in regulation.
TCU (Texas 36):
Darius Anderson ran the ball up the middle fora gain of four yards. Duggan ran to the left side for 11 yards to the Texas 21-yard line. Anderson took a zone read play up the middle for a gain of five yards. Duggan ran up the middle on a quarterback draw for three yards. On third and two, Sewo Olonilua took a snap in the wildcat formation and was stopped short of the first down. Jonathan Song hit the 33-yard field goal to give the Horned Frogs a 30-20 lead with 11:28 left in regulation.
TEXAS 20, TCU 27
TEXAS (Own 33):
Keaontay Ingram lost three yards on a run to the left. Ehlinger rolled to his right and threw an interception, his third interception of the game. That ended the third quarter. TCU leads 27-20.
TCU (Own 19):
Max Duggan rolled to his right and scrambled for 11 yards. Duggan was sacked for a loss of seven yards. Darius Anderson picked up four yards on a zone read up the middle. Duggan's third down pass intended for Jalen Reagor fell incomplete. TCU punted the ball to the Texas 33-yard line
TEXAS (Own 25):
Sam Ehlinger threw another deep pass intended for Devin Duvernay, which fell incomplete. Keaontay Ingram ran up the middle for a gain of one yard. On third and nine, Ehlinger scrambled up the middle for one yard. Texas punted the ball to the TCU 19-yard line.
TCU (Texas 44):
Very next play after the interception, Max Duggan connected on a 46-yard touchdown pass to Jalen Reagor down the right sideline. TCU leads 27-20.
TEXAS (Own 25):
Sam Ehlinger completed a pass to the left to Collin Johnson for two yards. Keaontay Ingram took a zone read up the middle for one yard. On third and seven, Ehlinger forced a pass over the middle to Jake Smith and TCU intercepted the pass. The Horned Frogs take over at the Texas 44-yard line.
TCU (Own 30):
Max Duggan completed a pass over the middle to Artayvious Lynn for seven yards. Sewo Olonilua picked up eight yards on a run up the middle for a first down. Duggan took a shot over the top to Taye Barber for 51 yards to the Texas four-yard line. Duggan took a quarterback keeper for three yards. On second and goal from the one, Olonilua ran a wildcat power play to the right for a one-yard touchdown. TCU tied the game 20-20.
TEXAS (Own 28):
Roschon Johnson took a pitch to the left for one yard. A screen pass to John Burt picked up two yards. On third and seven, Ehlinger hit Duvernay over the middle for a huge gain of 63 yards to the TCU six-yard line.
Ehlinger completed a pass to Duvernay for one yard. Ehlinger's "jump pass" into the end zone was overthrown. Ehlinger threw a back-shoulder fade to Collin Johnson for a five-yard touchdown, but a pass interference penalty on Johnson negated the play and backed up Texas to the 20-yard line. Ehlinger rolled to his right and looked for Collin Johnson in the end zone but the pass sailed out of bounds. Cameron Dicker hit a 38-yard field goal to give Texas a 20-13 lead.
TCU (Own 25):
Max Duggan connected with Taye Barber over the middle for six yards. Duggan checked the ball down to Darius Anderson for 10 yards. Duggan kept the ball and ran for eight yards, but a holding penalty wiped the play. Duggan completed a short pass to Artayvious Lynn for six yards. Duggan found Sewo Olonilua crossing the field and picked up six yards on the completion. On third and eight, Duggan's pass intended for John Stephens was ruled out of bounds and incomplete. TCU punted the ball to the Texas 28-yard line.
TEXAS (Own 25):
Sam Ehlinger started the second half with a four-yard pass to Collin Johnson. Keaontay Ingram picked up five yards on the ground. On third down and one, Ehlinger was stopped a half-yard short of the first down. Texas lined up in a punt formation, but ran a fake for a first down.
Ehlinger threw an out route to John Burt, which was dropped. Ingram ran around the left end for a gain of seven yards. On third and three, Ehlinger took a shot downfield for Duvernay in one-on-one coverage and the pass was broken up. Texas punted the ball into the TCU end zone for a touchback.
HALFTIME: TEXAS 17, TCU 13
First half analysis:
Big plays in the passing game are the reason Texas holds a lead at halftime. Texas was losing 10-3, but Sam Ehlinger led Texas for its first touchdown drive with a 47-yard touchdown pass to tie it up. From there, the Longhorns have controlled the first half. Ehlinger finished the first half with another touchdown pass, finding a wide open Keaontay Ingram for 17 yards. The two seniors, Devin Duvernay and Collin Johnson, have led the way offensively for UT. Duvernay and Johnson have recorded 188 of the Longhorns 211 receiving yards. TCU as dominated the time of possession battle (16:38 to 13:22) with its 12th ranked rushing offense in the nation. The Horned Frogs have racked up 93 rushing yards as a team, not too far off pace of their 239 per game. Texas will need to keep the Horned Frogs run game under control to hold onto the lead.
Fun side note: With Ehlinger's TD pass to Ingram, he passed Vince Young on Texas' all-time touchdowns list. Only Colt McCoy has more total touchdowns than Ehlinger (132).
TEXAS 17, TCU 13
TCU (Own 6):
Max Duggan completed a check down pass to Sewo Olonilua for 17 yards. Duggan found another short route to John Stephens for eight yards. Duggan hit a slant route to Te'Vailance Hunt for 10 yards. TCU called its first timeout of the first half with 22 seconds left. Duggan found Hunt again for 11 yards to the Texas 48-yard line. Duggan completed a short pass to Taye Barber for six yards. TCU took its second timeout of the first half with eight seconds remaining. Duggan looked and threw to his right side, but the pass fell incomplete. Texas called its first timeout of the half with five seconds remaining. On third and five, Duggan completed a short pass over the middle to John Stephens. TCU called its final timeout with one second left. Jonathan Song made the 52-yard field goal. Texas leads 17-13.
TEXAS (Own 17):
Sam Ehlinger was sacked on the first play for a loss of six yards. Ehlinger took a shot down the left sideline intended for Collin Johnson, but the pass was well overthrown. On third and 16, Ehlinger completed a corner route to Johnson for 25 yards and a first down. The Ehlinger-Johnson connection went to the booth for further review. The ruling on the field of a catch was confirmed. Ehlinger found Duvernay crossing the field wide open for 28 yards. On a quick snap, Ehlinger threw a screen to Duvernay, which picked up another eight yards to the TCU 28-yard line. Ingram ran around the left end for a gain of nine yards. Ehlinger threw a pass in the back of the end zone for Collin Johnson, but Johnson caught the ball out of bounds. TCU had a miscommunication on defense or something because Ehlinger found a wide open Ingram on the left sideline for a 17-yard touchdown pass. Texas leads 17-10.
TCU (Own 2):
Darius Anderson ran to the left and was stopped after picking up one yard. Max Duggan threw an out route incomplete. On third and nine, Duggan evaded a sack in the end zone and scrambled 11 yards for a first down. Sewo Olonilua took a stretch play to the left side for three yards. Olonilua ran a zone read up the middle for one yard. On third and six, Duggan threw an open wheel route on the right side and it was dropped. TCU punted the ball to the Texas 17-yard line.
TEXAS (TCU 42):
A false start penalty backed up the Longhorns five yards. On the first play, Sam Ehlinger looked for Collin Johnson over the middle but he was hit on the throw and the pass fell incomplete. On second down, Ehlinger felt pressure again and got rid of the ball. On third and 15, Ehlinger took a shot for John Burt down the right sideline, but Burt caught the ball out of bounds. Texas does not take advantage of the short field it was gifted with. Texas punted the ball to the TCU two-yard line.
TCU (Own 20):
Max Duggan completed a two-yard pass to Carter Ware in the flat. Darius Anderson ran around the left end for a gain of six yards. Anderson ran the ball to the right for no gain. TCU punted the ball to their own 42-yard line. Short field for Texas.
TEXAS (TCU 26):
A call of a fumble on the kickoff return gave Texas the ball at the TCU 26-yard line. Keaontay Ingram picked up no yards on first down. Sam Ehlinger connected with Collin Johnson for 15 yards to the TCU 11-yard line. Ehlinger looked for Johnson again on first down in the end zone, but the pass fell incomplete. Ingram ran up the middle and picked up three yards to the TCU eight-yard line. On third and seven from the TCU eight-yard line, Ehlinger looked for Johnson on a fade route in the end zone and the pass fell incomplete. Cameron Dicker missed the 26-yard field goal and the score remains tied at 10-10.
TEXAS (Own 25):
Keaontay Ingram ran up the middle for 13 yards and a first down, but a holding penalty wiped the play and backed up the Longhorns 10 yards. Sam Ehlinger completed a pass over the middle to Collin Johnson for 17 yards. A facemask penalty tacked on 15 yards onto the end of the play. Ingram ran up the middle passed midfield on a two-yard carry. Ehlinger dropped a 47-yard bomb over the top of the TCU defense to Devin Duvernay for a touchdown. Texas tied the game, 10-10.
On third and five, Max Duggan threw a pass incomplete but the chains still moved due to a roughing the passer penalty. Duggan ran up the middle for a gain of eight yards. Sewo Olonilua picked up the first down on a run up the middle. Duggan ran right, reversed field to the left and was tripped up for a loss of two yards. Duggan completed a pitch pass forward to Taye BArber for a loss of five yards. On third and 17, Duggan completed a 24-yard touchdown pass over the middle to Pro Wells. TCU leads 10-3.
TEXAS 3, TCU 3
TCU (Own 37):
Sewo Olonilua ran up the middle for a gain of five yards. Olonilua got the ball again and bounced it out to the right side for a first down. Olonilua ran up the middle on first down for five yards. Duggan ran a quarterback keeper for no gain. That ended the first quarter. Texas and TCU are tied 3-3 after one.
TEXAS (Own 25):
Roschon Johnson picked up three yards on a run to the right. Sam Ehlinger's second down pass was incomplete intended for Brennan Eagles. Ehlinger's pass over the middle intended for Cade Brewer was deflected. Texas punted the ball to the TCU 37-yard line.
TCU (Texas 20):
Max Duggan threw a swing pass to Jalen Reagor for a gain of five yards. Sewo Olonilua picked up one yard on a run up the middle.On third and four, Duggan sailed the pass into the back of the end zone. Jonathan Song converted the 32-yard field goal and tied the game at 3-3 with 2:25 left in the first quarter.
TEXAS (Own 12):
Keaontay Ingram started this drive with a four-yard rush around the right end. Ingram got the ball again on second down and picked up four more yards up the middle. On third and two, Sam Ehlinger scrambled up the middle and converted the first down with an eight-yard run. On a quick snap, Ehlinger took a shot downfield for Jake Smith and Smith dropped the pass. Ehlinger threw an interception on the next play. TCU returned the ball to the Texas 20-yard line.
TCU (Own 25):
Jalen Reagor took a sweep to the right side around the end for a gain of 11 yards. Max Duggan took a quarterback-designed run for another 11 yards. Duggan took a shot down the middle of the field which was intercepted by the Texas defense. A penalty on the return backed up the Longhorns next possession to the 12-yard line.
TEXAS (Own 17):
Keaontay Ingram started the game with a 17 yard run. On the next play, Sam Ehlinger found Devin Duvernay for 20 more yards. Ingram picked up two yards up the middle. Ehlinger hit John Burt for six yards. After getting no gain on third down, Ehlinger converted on fourth down. Ingram picked up five more yards to the TCU 40-yard line. Ehlinger hit Duvernay for two more yards. On third and three, Ehlinger connected deep down the left sideline to Collin Johnson for a gain of 26 yards. After an incomplete pass by Ehlinger, Ingram picked up seven yards on the ground. Ehlinger ran for two more on third down, but did not convert. Cameron Dicker put the Longhorns on the board with a 21-yard field goal. Texas leads 3-0.
TCU (Own 25):
Darius Anderson started the drive with back-to-back runs on first and second down, which gained five yards. On third and five, Max Duggan completed a pass to Jalen Reagor for 11 yards and a first down. Anderson picked up two yards on the first down carry. On second and third down, Sewo Olonilua ran the ball but was stopped before the marker. TCU was stopped at midfield and punted to the Texas 17-yard line.
After surviving a late scare against Kansas, Texas travels to Fort Worth to square off with the TCU Horned Frogs.
Texas enters the matchup coming off of a 50-48 thrilling win against the Kansas Jayhawks, and TCU boasts a two-game losing streak. The Horned Frogs lost both games of its road trip to Iowa State and Kansas State.
The Horned Frogs hop forward with the nation's twelfth ranked rushing offense, gaining 239.5 yards per game. Stopping the run has been a sore spot for the Longhorns as of late. In the past two weeks, Oklahoma quarterback Jalen Hurts rushed for 131 yards on 17 carries and Kansas' Pooka Williams gashed UT's defense for 190 yards on 25 carries. If TCU's potent rushing attack comes in full force, Texas could be in for a long afternoon.
Texas has also not won in Fort Worth since 2013, when the Longhorns secured a 30-7 victory. Recent history has not been kind to the Longhorns from year to year, either. Texas has lost five of the last seven matchups against TCU, despite dominating the all-time series which spans over 120 years. You can read more about the illustrious history of Texas-TCU here.
Texas kicks off against TCU at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 26.
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