The Longhorns (2-0) are hoping to keep up their winning ways and get revenge on a TCU team that took advantage of numerous UT errors in a win last year. For the Horned Frogs (0-1), head coach Gary Patterson’s goal is probably to see his team take a big step forward from its first game to its second.
Here’s what to watch when the two squads tangle in Austin on Saturday.
TCU vs Texas
Kickoff: Saturday, Oct. 3 at 12 p.m. ET
Spread: Texas -13
When TCU Has the Ball
Gary Patterson reunited co-offensive coordinators Sonny Cumbie and Doug Meacham on his staff this year after Meacham spent a couple seasons at Kansas. The pairing seemed to produce in game one, with the Horned Frogs busting out for 34 points and nearly 500 yards of total offense.
Sophomore quarterback Max Duggan gave TCU a spark after he replaced starter Matthew Downing in the second half against Iowa State. Duggan completed 16 of his 19 pass attempts for 241 yards and three scores in just one half of play. Unfortunately for the Horned Frogs, he also threw a late interception that helped ISU put the game out of reach.
The Longhorns have less to worry about when it comes to TCU’s ground game. TCU averaged a meager 2.25 yards per carry last week. No player gained more than