A massive game in the Big 12 as No. 4 TCU (9-0, 6-0) will travel to No.18 Texas (6-3, 4-2) in a matchup between two of the top teams in the conference standings. Each team has a chance to push for the conference championship, but a win in this game Saturday could make it more real.
The Horned Frogs continued their undefeated season by beating Texas Tech 34-24, scoring three touchdowns in the fourth quarter. The Longhorns controlled their game early against Kansas State, going into halftime up 21, eventually beating the previously No. 13-ranked team 34-27.
TCU Offense Stumbled
After facing ranked opponents for four straight weeks, TCU has been able to take a breath against West Virginia and Texas Tech, except they haven’t been pretty wins. Despite that, the Horned Frogs are a factor now in the College Football Playoff discussion.
Facing West Virginia, the defense struggled, allowing 31 points and 430 total yards. Against Texas Tech, the defense looked a whole lot better as TCU held the Red Raiders to 352 yards, but the offense was the issue.
For the first time since Week 1, quarterback Max Duggan did not throw for over 250 yards, finishing with 195, but did have two crucial touchdown passes in the fourth quarter. Part of that could have been that lead wide receiver Quentin Johnston aggravated an ankle injury during the game. Through the first three quarters, the offense did not score a touchdown, with the only one coming off of a punt return on the game’s first punt.
Running back Kendre Miller dominated the game, rushing for a season-high 158 yards with a touchdown. That is his third straight game with 120 or more yards, with six out of his last seven over 100.
Is Texas Back?
Texas is the highest-ranked three-loss team after beating Kansas State last week. The Longhorns were ranked No. 24 before the game, but the win has brought them inside the top 20.
The up-and-down nature of the season has gone along with the health and inconsistency of quarterback Quinn Ewers. In Texas’ first loss, Ewers was injured during the game, which led to the second as his backup Hudson Card played. In the third, he threw three interceptions with a 39% completion percentage. He seemed to settle in against Kansas State, with no turnovers, two touchdowns, and 197 yards.
For one thing, running back Bijan Robinson has not been an issue, rushing for 209 yards in the last game. It was his seventh straight game over 100 yards and third in a row over 130.
The defense struggled late in the game, allowing Kansas State to get back in it, but after halftime, it was all about preventing the big play.
TCU vs Texas Game Injuries
TCU vs Texas Head-to-Head
This in-state rivalry has a long history, in which Texas has primarily held the advantage with 64 wins in 97 games. The Longhorns won 32-27 last season as the away team.
TCU vs Texas Game Information
- Date: Saturday, Nov. 12th
- Time: 7:30 p.m. ET
- Location: DKR-Texas Memorial Stadium, Austin, TX
- TCU vs Texas Live Stream: ESPN
TCU vs Texas Betting Lines
TCU vs Texas Prediction
Despite being the fourth-ranked team, TCU is a seven-point underdog to Texas. The Longhorns are possibly favored because they beat Kansas State on the road and will be at home to face the Horned Frogs. Both teams have proven themselves, and the running backs have looked great, but outside of that they have shown inconsistencies.
The Horned Frogs’ offense should settle better against the Longhorns, especially if Johnston can play. TCU should be able to cover the spread, possibly even pull off an upset, against a team ranked lower than them.
TCU is listed at +210 in our Vegas lines. This means that if you wager $100 on TCU, you have a chance to win $210. Texas is -260, offering a chance to win $38 on a $100 wager.
The implied probability attached to the betting lines gives TCU a 32.26% chance to win, with Texas at 72.22%.