Texas Football: 3 takeaways from big road win at TCU in Week 5

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Texas football was coming off a huge win against Texas Tech in Week 4 and with an unranked team in TCU on the slate, the Longhorns wanted to win a tough one before the Red River Rivalry.

And the Longhorns did just that, beating the Horned Frogs in Fort Worth, 32-27.

What did we learn from Texas’ big win?

3. Casey Thompson is the leader of the pack at quarterback

Texas Longhorns quarterback Casey Thompson may not have had huge numbers in the first half but he showed great leadership and fantastic energy out of the gates which allows his teammates to feed off of him. Even when he is struggling, Bijan Robinson is there to fill the void. He made some key runs and key throws when they needed it.

However, though he is becoming better in pressure situations he needs to read defenses better. He has to be better than that in the red zone and third-and-short if they have any chance to beat Oklahoma next week in the Red River Showdown.

As long as he cleans up his long passes and cuts down on so many outside short passes that have not been very successful, the Longhorns have a good chance to give the Sooners a run for their money.

Thompson finished with 11-for-21 with 150 yards and a touchdown. Not huge numbers but he led his team to victory in an exciting way.

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