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Horns Fall to TCU at home on Thanksgiving


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AUSTIN, Texas - TCU (7-4, 4-4 Big 12) defeated No. 18/15 Texas (8-3, 5-3 Big 12) by a 20-13 count Thursday evening at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium.

TCU took a 7-0 lead when Matthew Tucker plunged into the end zone from two yards out with 5:29 left in the first quarter. The Longhorns cut the TCU lead to 7-3 near the end of the first quarter when Nick Jordan connected on a 25-yard field goal.

The Horned Frogs tacked on to their lead when Tucker scored from a yard out, as TCU assumed a 14-3 cushion that it would take into halftime. Texas cornerback Adrian Phillips picked off TCU quarterback Trevone Boykin early in the third quarter and gave the Longhorns the ball at midfield. UT drove inside the TCU 10- yard line before Jordan booted a 25-yard field goal to cut the TCU lead to 14-6 with 8:52 left in the third quarter.

TCU drove deep into Texas territory on its next possession, but the Longhorns forced the Horned Frogs to settle for a field goal. Jaden Oberkrom converted from 18 yards out to stake TCU to a 17-6 lead with 3:48 left in the third quarter. Oberkrom added a 41-yard field goal with 13:06 left in the game to push the TCU lead to 20-6.

Texas drove 92 yards for a touchdown late in the fourth quarter. Quarterback Case McCoy hit wide receiver Mike Davis for 15 yards before finding tight end M.J. McFarland for 13 yards. McCoy hit wide receiver Jaxon Shipley for 19 yards to the TCU 43 before running nine yards to the TCU 34.

McCoy hit Davis for 14 yards to the TCU 20, and wide receiver Bryant Jackson hauled in a 12-yard reception to the TCU 8. Running back Jeremy Hills finished off the drive with an eight-yard touchdown to cut the TCU lead to 20-13 with 3:07 left in the game.

Texas forced TCU to punt and got the ball back inside the game's final two minutes . McCoy ran 13 yards to the UT 47, but TCU put away the victory when Sam Carter picked off McCoy at the TCU 32.

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