Kendre Miller rushed for 138 yards, together with a 75-yard landing within the third quarter that broke open a tense defensive battle, and No. 4 TCU beat No. 18 Texas 17-10 on Saturday night time to clinch a berth within the Large 12 championship recreation.
TCU quarterback Max Duggan, who was sacked 4 instances within the first half and hounded all recreation, linked with Quentin Johnston for a 31-yard landing over damaged protection within the fourth quarter.
The TCU protection turned in its greatest recreation of the season. The Horned Frogs held Texas running back Bijan Robinson to 29 yards, gave up simply 199 complete yards, and compelled Longhorns quarterback Quinn Ewers right into a depressing passing night time. The Horned Frogs allowed Texas a single discipline aim on consecutive drives contained in the TCU 10 within the second half.
The win retains the Horned Frogs (10-0, 7-0) undefeated and within the hunt for even greater issues below first-year coach Sonny Dykes. They’re No. 4 within the School Soccer Playoff rating.
Texas (6-4, 4-3, No. 18 CFP) hasn’t scored an offensive landing within the second half of every of the final three video games. The Longhorns’ solely landing towards TCU got here on Jahdae Barron’s scoop-and-score on a 48-yard fumble return late within the fourth quarter.
TCU: Duggan stayed composed. TCU was grinding the sport away when his unforced fumble resulted within the Texas landing that just about swung the sport. However Duggan got here again with a crucial third-down completion that helped TCU’s run recreation grind out the ultimate 4 minutes.
Texas: Ewers has had a wildly up-and-down freshman season however he is now had one other unhealthy outing within the second half of the season as he struggles with accuracy. He was 17-of-39 passing for 179 yards and an interception, but it surely appeared coach Steve Sarkisian by no means thought-about going to backup Hudson Card.
TCU performs at Baylor subsequent Saturday.
Texas performs at Kansas subsequent Saturday.