No. 4 TCU used a strong defensive performance to push past No. 18 Texas 17-10 to reach 10 wins for the first time since 2017 and clinch a spot in the Big 12 Championship Game on Saturday, Dec. 3. The matchup between the two offensive powerhouses surprisingly turned into a defensive battle, but in the end, TCU remains in the thick of the College Football Playoff conversation.
Texas posted 11 tackles for loss in the first half to keep TCU behind the chains, but running back Kendre Miller took over the game in the second half while overshadowing his more ballyhooed contemporary Bijan Robinson. Miller broke off a 75-yard touchdown run for the game’s first touchdown and cleared 130 yards rushing. Robinson was held to just 29 yards, snapping a streak of seven straight 100-yard performances.
Texas quarterback Quinn Ewers completed just 17 of 39 passes for 171 yards and an interception in another poor effort since his breakout performance against Oklahoma. The Longhorns have not scored an offensive touchdown since their win over Iowa State on Oct. 15. Texas tight end Ja’Tavion Sanders caught seven passes for 61 yards and Xavier Worthy posted 78 yards, but neither got into the end zone.
TCU moves to 10-0 and has earned the chance to play for a conference title in the first season under coach Sonny Dykes. The Horned Frogs have regular-season games remaining against Baylor and Iowa State before making their first Big 12 Championship Game appearance since 2017.
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