Takeaways from TCU’s 48-10 win over Texas

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Here are a few takeaways from TCU’s widespread win over a Longhorns on Thanksgiving.

TCU warranted some character points over Baylor, though not enough. Style points are amplified in any diversion that’s a many nationally applicable of a day and played underneath a microscope.  The Frogs raced to a 20-3 halftime lead and led 13-0 after a initial quarter.

In comparison, Baylor’s usually points in a initial half in Austin came on a blocked margin goal. The Bears didn’t take control of a diversion until adding a touchdown mid by a third entertain and Bryce Petty finished 7-22 for 111 yards.  

I know a judgment of “game control” has been roundly (and deservedly) mocked, though TCU tranquil this diversion and dominated defensively, save a bust on Armanti Foreman’s 73-yard locate and run that embellished TCU’s lead to 17 after a Frogs non-stop adult a 27-3 lead on a initial play of a fourth quarter. Texas’ invulnerability got a small messy and phlegmatic late, though TCU finished a good box to a cabinet with a 48-10 final measure in Austin opposite a Texas organisation that’s softened in discussion play some-more than any organisation in a Big 12.

TCU was impressive, though not considerable adequate that they’ll be means to reason off Baylor if a Bears kick Kansas State in a deteriorate finale. TCU still substantially needs a detriment to get a fourth mark in a playoff. Considering how most some-more formidable Ohio State and Baylor’s final games will be (and that both would be deliberate discussion champions by a committee), it’s tough to see TCU holding off both teams and flitting Mississippi State to be No. 4 if nothing of them remove a rest of a way.

Unfortunately for a Frogs, wins over Iowa State, no matter how emphatic, usually don’t ring with a committee. 

Texas’ invulnerability is a Big 12’s best. The numbers gaunt toward Baylor, though Baylor also has one of college football’s best offenses that pressures defenses and creates offenses play from behind and chuck some-more than they’re comfortable. If we see what Texas has finished to offenses like TCU and Baylor’s, there’s no doubt that Charlie Strong and defensive coordinator Vance Bedford have incited a gifted organisation into a Big 12’s best D. Outside of a bad half opposite BYU and a head-scratching opening opposite Iowa State, Texas has spent most of a deteriorate personification widespread defense.

Trevone Boykin and Bryce Petty have been a Big 12’s best quarterbacks this deteriorate and any looked mislaid for most of his matchup with a Longhorns. That’s interjection to a relentless pass rush and solid, trained play in a secondary.  

The Longhorns close out Baylor’s offense in a initial half and gave TCU, a nation’s No. 2 scoring offense, fits before a integrate late touchdowns supposing a prettier final score. It’s value observant that dual of TCU’s touchdown drives began inside a Texas 20-yard line. Malcom Brown should be a Big 12’s Defensive Player of a Year, though Texas has impact players in Jordan Hicks and Steve Edmond during linebacker, along with do-everything defensive behind Quandre Diggs (who had an awful night on special teams and fortifying Josh Doctson amidst a good season) holding down a secondary. Remember, this is usually Year 1 for Strong. If Texas can square together a awake offense in a entrance seasons, a Longhorns will be a force once again.

Texas’ play diversion will figure how 2014 is noticed in Austin. Thursday was an nauseous finish to a unchanging deteriorate in Austin, though Texas is play firm after winning 4 of a final 6 games. Texas’ play end will be heavily shabby by how many Big 12 teams go to a playoff. If it’s none, a Longhorns competence be as low as a Texas Bowl or Liberty Bowl. If dual Big 12 teams validate for a playoff, a Longhorns competence slip as high as a Russell Athletic Bowl opposite a ACC. The matchup will be key. Texas apparently has issues gripping adult with teams who have high-powered offenses. Anyone else and Texas will have a good shot to win. A play detriment and a 38-point detriment to an in-state opposition will be tough to swallow relocating into 2015. But a play win, generally if it’s in considerable fashion, would radically change how this deteriorate could be remembered. 

TCU’s special teams don’t get adequate credit. The Frogs have one of a Big 12’s best kickers in Jaden Oberkrom, who strike a diversion leader opposite West Virginia and is now 20-of-24 on a deteriorate after creation both attempts tonight. TCU’s offense struggled early, though a 53-yard Cam Echols-Luper punt lapse helped set adult points on a Frogs’ opening drive. Punter Ethan Perry also pinned Texas inside a 20 on 4 of his 7 punts and TCU set adult a touchdown by recuperating a punt that strike Quandre Diggs’ leg in a fourth quarter. You competence not find a some-more finish opening from a special teams section this year.

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