TCU players celebrate a touchdown in their win over Texas on Saturday

TCU has spent much of the 2022 college football season flying under the radar. The Horned Frogs entered Saturday’s game against Texas 9-0 but had allowed nearly 27 points per game on the season and more than 30 per game after the season’s second game. TCU was good. But could the Horned Frogs win a game when their offense wasn’t firing on all cylinders? Judging by Saturday, yes, they can.

Saturday night’s game against the Longhorns was a defensive struggle. TCU managed only a field goal in the first half. Fortunately for the Horned Frogs, the defense shut Texas out over the game’s first two quarters. TCU’s offense finally got going in the third quarter, when Kendre Miller broke free and scored on a 75-yard run.

Texas responded with a field goal, but TCU got that cushion back and then some early in the fourth quarter. When Longhorns apparently forgot to guard Quentin Johnston– arguably the nation’s top receiver — he and quarterback Max Duggan made them pay.

Texas did get a glimmer of hope in the final minutes when Jahdae Barron recovered a fumble and returned it 48 yards for the score. But that was as close as the Longhorns would get. TCU closed out the victory, defeating Texas 17-10.

Naturally, TCU was in a mood to celebrate following Saturday’s win.

Those running the Horned Frogs’ Twitter page were not the only people impressed. TCU’s performance was praised by college football fans.

In addition to beating Texas and moving to 10-0 on the season, the win also secured TCU a spot in the Big 12 Championship Game. The Horned Frogs will finish the regular season with a road game at Baylor, followed by a home game against Iowa State.

If TCU can win those games and prevail in the Conference Championship Game, the Horned Frogs will find themselves in the College Football Playoff for the first time.

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