Check out the Texas vs. TCU fearless prediction and game preview.
Texas (5-6) vs. TCU (5-5) Game Preview
Date: Friday, November 25
Game Time: 3:30 pm
Venue: Royal Texas Memorial Stadium, Austin, TX
Bowl and Conference Implications
The winner becomes bowl eligible. Texas is out of a post-season game with a loss, but TCU still has another shot at bowl eligibility next week against Kansas State with a loss to Texas.
What’s Going To Happen?
Anything interesting happening in Austin lately?
With the Charlie Strong era suffering a devastating blow with a loss to Kansas – you just can’t lose to Kansas, ever, if you’re the Texas head coach – the disappointing season took a sharp turn down into the abyss. Getting a win over the Horned Frogs might help make the season look better, but the program is about to go through something big, one way or another.
TCU’s season has been even more bizarre, but Gary Patterson isn’t going anywhere.
Losers of three of the last four games, the Horned Frogs lost to a horrible Texas Tech team, hung up 62 on the board against Baylor, and after a two-week break, forgot to show up in a 31-6 loss to Oklahoma State at home.
Will the TCU passing game show up? It’s been good all season long, averaging over 300 yards per game, but it fizzled badly against the Cowboys. The team’s big problem? The defense can’t come up with a third down stop.
As good as the defenses have been under Patterson, this one just isn’t getting any better, getting lit up by efficient passers and having problems with the better running teams.
TCU, welcome to D’Onta Foreman.
There are a few positives coming out of the Longhorn season, and its starts with the likely Doak Walker winner, who might have been stopped on the key play in the Kansas loss, but he can hardly be blamed for the loss – all he did was run 51 times for 250 yards and two scores.
There are workhorses, and there’s what Foreman is doing, coming up with 151 carries in the last four games alone. But there could be a special payoff – he’s just 127 yards away from 2,000 in 11 games, and he’ll get it.
TCU will key on Foreman – like everyone does – but Shane Buechele will pick apart the miserable Horned Frog secondary. Buechele might have thrown three picks against Kansas, but he’s generally accurate, and he’ll come up with a nice enough day to loosen things up to let Foreman rumble.
And Charlie Strong will be carried off the field.
Texas vs. TCU Prediction
Texas 27, TCU 24
Texas -2.5, o/u: COMING
ATS Confidence: 5: Store bought anything – 1: Homemade anything … 3
Must See Rating: 5: NFL kickers attempting extra points – 1: Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love … 4