Oh god here we go.
“We’re different,” Longhorns coach Tom Herman said afterward. “We’re learning how to finish each week. We took a big step last week and another this week. We’re far from a finished product.”
Don’t say it -- but Texas is back on track.
This is a huge problem for the Frogs.
TCU’s turnovers are a major red flag: The Frogs are -7 in turnover margin over their past two games against Texas and Ohio State. To be clear, that would be seven turnovers and zero takeaways. Yeah, not something you’d expect from a Gary Patterson team. Texas had 14 points off of two TCU turnovers and another touchdown on a drive following a missed TCU field goal. This was a game of miscues and TCU simply made too many, and now they’ve lost two straight. If the Frogs are going to be a Big 12 title game contender, this needs to be rectified.
What is with the third quarter roadblock and how do we kill it dead?
It’s still on, but there will be less of a TCU buzz after this loss. Gary Patterson has stressed for weeks that beating Texas was more important than beating Ohio State. But TCU didn’t win either game. In their quest for another Big 12 championship game berth, this was a disappointing start for the Frogs.
Consecutive home games against a pesky Iowa State team, an improved Texas Tech team and Big 12 favorite Oklahoma approach. And while there’s plenty of time to rise in the standings, having to climb back up the ladder is not what TCU wanted.
Not great, bob.
The Horned Frogs dropped their second straight game this season, this one coming to Texas, 31-16 at Darrell K. Royal - Texas Memorial Stadium on Saturday.
The Longhorns scored the final 21 points of the game, including a 38-yard pass from Sam Ehlinger to Southlake Carroll’s Lil Jordan Humphrey with 3:18 left that put this one out of reach.
TCU quarterback Shawn Robinson did not have his best game, throwing two interceptions, including one to UT freshman Caden Sterns in the third-quarter, which Sterns returned to the TCU 2. Ehlinger ran it in one play later to give Texas a 24-16 lead.
This is a pretty amazing story about a current Frog, who was coached by one of the victims of the Parkland shooting. Good for a little perspective this Sunday morning.
He taught the Gaynor trio – Chris, Corey and Gage – how to handle themselves on and off the field. His lessons carry more weight for them today than ever.
“He had a huge impact on me,” Chris said. “Coach Feis was there from my freshman year to senior year, coached my brother, coached my cousin, so ultimately he coached three generations of my family.”
Just a bad day all around for TCU.
Kansas did not falter and used strong starts to regain control of the match. TCU continued to fight for points and saw a set point again in the second set after an ace from Tori Dilfer. After a Jayhawk timeout, Kansas rattled off four of the final five points to steal the set and even up the match with TCU. The Jayhawks once again used big runs at the start of the final two sets to continue the momentum and secure the victory in four sets.