Texas fans will say the game was stolen from them. TCU fans will say they’re 7-2 against Texas since joining the Big 12.
“Twenty-seven penalties? That’s insane,” Klatt said. “It was certainly one of the most poorly-officiated games that I’ve ever seen. Certainly at the end, there’s going to be a lot of controversy with what happened. TCU intentionally held Texas in order to get those six seconds off the clock but Duggan certainly stepped out of the back of the end zone before the clock hit zero. Then there’s a penalty on TCU. Doesn’t feel like that should be the end of the game if Tom Herman could have declined the penalty and reviewed how much time was left on the clock, they would at least have some opportunity for a return. Not that they would have won the game, but it certainly didn’t end in a very Kosher fashion.”
The Cheez-It Bowl was a glorious disaster. TCU-Texas was just your basic officiating tire fire.
TCU was flagged 14 times for 109 yards, while Texas drew 12 penalties for 92 yards. The Cheez-It Bowl, meanwhile, had nine interceptions and less than 200 yards passing — combined (Cal threw for 164 yards, while TCU finished with 28 yards).
Our colleagues over at BON break down things from their perspective.
Approaching next weekend’s Red River Rivalry game against Oklahoma with a chance to be 3-0 atop the Big 12, the last thing Texas could afford was a home loss to TCU. Yet, once again, here we are. More self-inflicted wounds and inconsistency on offense proved to be costly. It remains true, the TCU Horned Frogs still own Tom Herman and the Texas Longhorns. Texas is now 2-12 when trailing at halftime under Herman.
First of all, kudos to TCU for once again going into Austin and coming out with a win. Especially in the secondary, that group made life difficult on Ehlinger and the Texas offense today. Their quarterback Max Duggan is the truth.
Friend of the website Shehan Jeyarajah and his co-host break down this weekend in Texas college football. Click through to listen to their podcast.
Shehan and Ishmael break down the last week’s slate of games. SMU established itself as the best team in the state by far, but TCU is coming up. Plus, what the heck was that Texas and Texas A&M? When are we supposed to expect better?