Texas Football: 3 bold predictions vs. TCU Horned Frogs in Week 5

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After surviving an overtime scare in Lubbock, Texas football will face TCU in Austin with the hopes of winning by a larger margin.

Texas was associated with one of the best games of the college football season last week as Texas Tech took them to overtime. What was miraculous about the game was Texas was down by as much as 15 with under four minutes in the fourth quarter. It was the performance of senior quarterback Sam Ehlinger that factored in the comeback victory.

TCU’s first game last week against Iowa State had its up and downs. While they never led in the game, they were able to counter Iowa State with points on the board. Their offense got a boost in the second half as sophomore quarterback Max Duggan stepped in for Matthew Downing and performed well. Ultimately, TCU’s defense allowed too many big plays in the running game that cost them the game.

Going into the game at 2-0, not many experts are feeling good about the Big 12, but Texas deserves some recognition for staying in the conversation. Ehlinger is making a convincing argument to be in the Heisman race with his 11 total touchdowns in two games.

TCU discovered some issues they are facing going into game two of the season. Traditionally a reliable TCU defense found some holes in the secondary and run defense. Their quarterback situation has brought up some questions as to whether to roll with Downing or Duggan.

Texas is coming in with some momentum while TCU is still trying to find their identity. The Longhorns could be in for a big day as they take advantage of the situation.