TCU (14-4, 1-4) was outrebounded 38-27, shot 32 percent and was unable to threaten a zone defense that Texas never came out of. It was a sobering reminder of how far the Horned Frogs remain from the Big 12 conference’s elite.
The Horned Frogs, now 14-4 overall and 1-4 in league play, tried to rally late Monday, but in the end couldn't make enough plays down the stretch. Williams led TCU with 10 points on 4-of-8 from the field, including 1-for-2 from three-point range. Senior Amric Fields followed with eight points on 3-of-4 shooting, while Karviar Shepherd and Trey Zeigler chipped in with six rebounds apiece, respectively.
Boykin threw for a school-record 3,901 yards and 33 touchdowns in 2014 in leading TCU to a 12-1 record and a Peach Bowl victory against Ole Miss that resulted in a final No. 3 ranking in the AP and coaches polls. With him and nine other offensive starters returning, the Horned Frogs are expected to have one of the nation’s top-ranked teams when next season begins.
Did TCU, which slammed Ole Miss in the Peach Bowl to finish the year 12-1 - a team that ended up ranked No. 3 in most final polls for the season - deserve a chance to play for the national championship? That was the question posed to 20 Senior Bowl players this week. Their response: It was a close vote but, like the Horned Frogs' game against Baylor, the end result did not favor TCU.