Game 10 Preview: Texas Longhorns vs. TCU Horned Frogs

Texas Game 10 Preview

The Texas Longhorns are coming in off a nail-biter of a win over the Kansas State Wildcats in overtime, in which the defense clamped down and made a big fourth and goal stop to secure the victory. The TCU Horned Frogs are a much different team than last year when they reached the college football playoff and are coming in off their second straight loss, with the most recent coming against the Texas Tech Red Raiders 35-28.

Texas Longhorns 8-1 (5-1 Big 12) vs. TCU Horned Frogs 4-5 (2-4 Big 12)

Date: Saturday, November 11
Time:  7:30 p.m. EST
TV Channel: ABC
Location: Amon G. Carter Stadium, Fort Worth, TX
Line: Longhorns -9.5 / O/U: 53.5

2023 Season Stats

Texas:

2023 Record — 8-1 (5-1 in Big 12)
2023 Offense P/G (Big 12 Rank) 
Total Yards: 456.8 (4)
Passing Yards: 271.2 (4)
Rushing Yards: 185.6 (6)
2023 Defense P/G (per game averages) 
Total Yards Allowed: 332.7 (2)
Passing Yards Allowed: 240.9 (11)
Rushing Yards Allowed: 91.8 (1)
2023 Point Per Game: 34.3 (4)
2023 Points Allowed Per Game: 17.6 (1)
2023 CFP Ranking: 7

TCU:

2023 Record — 4-5 (2-4 in Big 12)
2023 Offense P/G (Big 12 Rank) 
Total Yards: 462.1 (3)
Passing Yards: 296.6 (2)
Rushing Yards: 165.6 (10)
2023 Defense P/G (per game averages) 
Total Yards Allowed: 384.9 (8)
Passing Yards Allowed: 236.4 (9)
Rushing Yards Allowed: 148.4 (8)
2023 Cumulative Points Scored: 29.2 (9)
2023 Cumulative Points Allowed: 24.3 (7)
2023 CFP Ranking: N/A

Series History/All-Time Records

All-time head-to-head record: Texas Leads 64-28-1
Current streak: TCU has won one straight
Last Texas win: 2021 (32-27)
Last TCU win: 2022 (17-10)

2023 Top Players

Texas Longhorns

Passing: Quinn Ewers – 151-213, 1915 yards, 13-3 (TD-INT)
Rushing: Jonathon Brooks – 166 ATT, 1035 YDS, 8 TD
Receiving: Xavier Worthy – 49 REC, 620 YDS, 4 TD
Tackles: Jaylan Ford – 65 (29-36)
Sacks: Ethan Burke – 5.0
Interceptions: Michael Taaffe – 3

TCU

Passing: Chandler Morris – 131-199, 1,513 YDS, 12-5 (TD-INT)
Rushing: Emani Bailey – 165 ATT, 908 YDS, 4 TD
Receiving: JP Richardson – 33 REC, 437 YDS, 2 TD
Tackles: Namdi Obiazor – 72 (41-31)
Sacks: Namdi Obiazor – 4
Interceptions: Bud Clark – 2

Texas Players To Watch:

Offense: Running Back – Jonathon Brooks – Sophomore

On Saturday, Brooks will be going up against the eighth-ranked rush defense in the Big 12. Brooks averages 115 yards a game, while TCU allows 148.4 yards per game. Look for the run game to break this thing open.

Defense: Defensive Back – Jerrin Thompson – Senior

The Horned Frogs have the second-best passing attack in the Big 12, so the Longhorns must rely on their senior in the secondary, Jerrin Thompson, to force TCU, which ranks tenth in the conference, to run the ball.

Bottom Line: Texas Looks to Keep Big 12 Title Hopes Alive

The Longhorns are three wins away from reaching the Big 12 title game for the first time since 2009. The opponents they have coming up are a combined 13-14, and in the conference are a combined 9-9. The Longhorns also seek help from the teams above them in the College Football Playoff rankings as they look to make it to the playoffs for the first time.

CJ

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