GAMEDAY College Football

Texas Christian 17, Texas 10

(AP Photo/Stephen Spillman)

By JIM VERTUNO
AP Sports Writer

AUSTIN, Texas - Kendre Miller rushed for 138 yards, including a 75-yard touchdown in the third quarter that broke open a tense defensive struggle, and No. 4 TCU beat No. 18 Texas 17-10 to clinch a berth in the Big 12 championship game.

TCU quarterback Max Duggan, who was sacked four times in the first half and hounded all game, connected with Quentin Johnston for a 31-yard touchdown over broken coverage in the fourth quarter.

The TCU defense turned in its best game of the season. The Horned Frogs held Texas running back Bijan Robinson to 29 yards, gave up just 199 total yards, and forced Longhorns quarterback Quinn Ewers into a miserable passing night. The Horned Frogs allowed Texas a single field goal on consecutive drives inside the TCU 10 in the second half.

The win keeps the Horned Frogs (10-0, 7-0) undefeated and in the hunt for even bigger things under first-year coach Sonny Dykes. They are No. 4 in the College Football Playoff ranking.

Texas (6-4, 4-3, No. 18 CFP) hasn't scored an offensive touchdown in the second half of each of the last three games. The Longhorns' only touchdown against TCU came on Jahdae Barron's scoop-and-score on a 48-yard fumble return late in the fourth quarter.

THE TAKEAWAY

TCU: Duggan stayed composed. TCU was grinding the game away when his unforced fumble resulted in the Texas touchdown that nearly swung the game. But Duggan came back with a critical third-down completion that helped TCU's run game grind out the final 4 minutes.

Texas: Ewers has had a wildly up-and-down freshman season but he's now had another bad outing in the second half of the season as he struggles with accuracy. He was 17-of-39 passing for 179 yards and an interception, but it appeared coach Steve Sarkisian never considered going to backup Hudson Card.

November 12, 2022


Scoring Summary
Second Quarter TCUTex
TCU FG 1:20 Griffin Kell 34 yd FG 3 0
Third Quarter TCUTex
TCU TD 5:08 Kendre Miller 75 yd run (Griffin Kell kick) 10 0
Tex FG 0:58 Bert Auburn 22 yd FG 10 3
Fourth Quarter TCUTex
TCU TD 12:36 Quentin Johnston 31 yd pass from Max Duggan (Griffin Kell kick) 17 3
Tex TD 4:25 Jahdae Barron 48 yd fumble return (Bert Auburn kick) 17 10
Team Stats
  TCU Texas
First downs 20 14
  Rushing 9 3
  Passing 8 9
  Penalty 3 2
3rd Down Efficiency 7-18, 39% 1-13, 8%
4th down efficiency 0-0, -% 1-4, 25%
Rushes-Yards 44-159 22-28
Passing Yards 124 171
Return Yards 50 73
Completions-Attempts-Int 19-29-0 17-39-1
Sacks-Yards Lost 5--38 2--13
Punts 7 7
Punts-Average 36.4 41
Fumbles Lost 1-1 0-0
Penalties - Yards 5-49 7-74
Time of Possession 37:22 22:38
TCU Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
M. Duggan 19 29 124 1 0
Texas Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
Q. Ewers 17 39 171 0 1
TCU Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
K. Miller 21 138 6.6 1
E. Demercado 11 65 5.9 0
T. Barber 1 -2 -2.0 0
M. Duggan 10 -41 -4.1 0
Texas Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
B. Robinson 12 29 2.4 0
R. Johnson 5 14 2.8 0
Q. Ewers 5 -15 -3.0 0
TCU Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
Q. Johnston 3 66 22.0 1
K. Miller 1 10 10.0 0
J. Wiley 1 10 10.0 0
T. Barber 3 9 3.0 0
T. Battle 1 9 9.0 0
J. Hudson 1 8 8.0 0
E. Demercado 2 6 3.0 0
G. Spivey 1 6 6.0 0
S. Williams 1 5 5.0 0
M. Duggan 1 1 1.0 0
D. Davis 4 -6 -1.5 0
Texas Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
J. Whittington 6 78 13.0 0
J. Sanders 7 61 8.7 0
X. Worthy 4 32 8.0 0
TCU Interceptions
Player Int Yards
T. Hodges-Tomlinson 1 20
Texas Interceptions
Player Int Yards
TCU Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
J. Sandy 7 255 36.4
Texas Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
D. Trejo 7 287 41.0
TCU Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
D. Davis 3 10 3.3
Texas Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
TCU Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
D. Davis 2 20 10.0
Texas Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
K. Robinson 2 73 36.5
TCU Missed FG
Player Length
G. Kell 34
Texas Missed FG
Player Length




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