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Instant recap: TCU loses to Texas in Big 12 opener

TCU v Texas Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images

In a game that was disappointing from start to finish, the TCU Horned Frogs lost 31-16 at Texas Saturday to fall to 0-1 in Big 12 play.

TCU could never get the offense going and committed turnovers at the worst possible times. Shawn Robinson threw two picks and fumbled once. The TCU defense was mostly fine, but did not force a turnover from the Longhorns and allowed crucial big plays from Texas quarterback Sam Ehlinger to his wide receivers all game.

The Frogs finished with 372 yards of total offense compared to Texas’ 369. That slight offensive advantage was wiped out by four TCU turnovers.

After taking a 13-10 halftime lead, TCU allowed 21 straight points from Texas in the second half and never seriously threatened to score.

Jonathan Song went 3-4 from field goal range for the Horned Frogs.

TCU couldn’t handle Texas wide receiver Collin Johnson, and had problems on offense establishing the run game. The Frogs made some strides into Texas territory, but turnovers in the second half eliminated any chance for TCU to score.

Michael Collins finished the game out for TCU after Robinson was shaken up with a late injury.

The loss drops the Frogs to 2-2 (0-1 in Big 12). Texas improved to 3-1 (1-0 in Big 12). This is the first time the Longhorns have beaten the Frogs since 2013.

TCU will try and rebound with a home game against Iowa State next Saturday. The loss will most likely eliminate any chance for TCU to make the College Football Playoff, as no two-loss team has made the CFP in its existence.