Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I hope you all have a day filled with football, turkey and family fun. But there is something almost as important as that going on today and that is Texas Longhorns football. It’s time for Hook’em Headlines game prediction for the Thanksgiving matchup between the Texas Longhorns and the TCU Horned Frogs.
When Texas has the ball:
TCU’s strength on defense has been rush defense. Texas likes to establish a running attack. In TCU’s last game, they held Kansas State to 115 yards, 85 yards under their average. Texas is ranked 36th in the nation in rushing, 5 below Kansas State. If Texas is going to win this game, it will have to be through the air. This will be the first nationally broadcast game since the Oklahoma game. This will be a chance to show the nation how much the Longhorns have improved since that game.
When TCU has the ball:
TCU was suppose to have Casey Pachall in this game but substance abuse issues has led to his departure from the team and Trevone Boykin is now the starting QB. A dual threat QB with the ability to beat you with his legs. Although he has accumulated over 1500 passing yards in 6 starts, he is only 2-4 in those starts. The Horned Frogs don’t have much of a running game to really keep Manny Diaz from blitzing. So we will see if the Longhorns show up defensively or not.
The Longhorns need to win out and there needs to be an Oklahoma loss to win at least a share of the Big 12. The Longhorns can’t control what Oklahoma does, but they can control their own destiny if they beat TCU at home on Senior Night. The senior class has seen the best and worst of Texas Longhorns football during their four years in Austin. To have the opportunity in their final season to bring the Longhorns a conference title is something they have been working to do to since the 2010 season. I don’t think the seniors will let the dream die in their final home game.
Texas wins 35-21