No. 5 TCU blows out Texas in Austin to keep its playoff hopes alive
Texas gave TCU plenty of Thanksgiving treats on Thursday, and the Horned Frogs capitalized. In all, TCU scored 31 points off six Texas turnovers, making things a bit easier on a night when coach Gary Patterson’s team struggled on offense.
The final score won’t show it, but Texas made TCU’s normally potent offense work for this victory. It should be a testament to Strong’s first year as head coach in Austin.
The Horned Frogs’ date with Texas on Thanksgiving was likely their last chance to truly impress the selection committee. Next week, when other Power Five leagues will host conference championship games, TCU will play a last-place Iowa State team that’s 0-7 in Big 12 play. The 10-team Big 12 doesn’t have a title game.