Staff predictions for Texas football vs. TCU in Week 11

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Head coach Steve Sarkisian and No. 18 ranked Texas football has a highly anticipated Big 12 showdown on tap on the night of Nov. 12 at home at Darrell K. Royal Texas-Memorial Stadium. Texas will host new head coach Sonny Dykes and the undefeated No. 4 TCU Horned Frogs in Austin with some spots in the Big 12 Championship Game on the line.

This game has so much excitement behind it that the set of ESPN College GameDay was in Austin for the second time this season. College GameDay also was on campus in Austin for the Texas-Alabama game on Sep. 10.

Here’s a look at the Hook’em Headlines staff predictions for a big game that sees Texas host TCU at home at DKR in Austin on Nov. 12, with the kickoff time set for 6:30 p.m. CT.

Picks from the Hook’em Headlines staff for Texas football vs. TCU

Andrew Miller

Texas should have the edge in this game given the home environment under the lights at DKR. TCU hasn’t faced a test quite like this one. And the big tests that TCU has faced so far this season (i.e. the Oklahoma State Cowboys and Kansas schools) had some breaks go its ways to stave off defeat.

Sark and the Longhorns have the personnel to win this game. Star junior running back Bijan Robinson is unlike any player that TCU has faced this season. And the way that redshirt freshman quarterback Quinn Ewers has played at home and neutral site games this season inspires confidence heading into the TCU matchup.

Score prediction: Texas-38, TCU-28

Tarik LaCour

“The Texas defense will slow Duggan and Co. down enough. And between Ewers and Bijan, there will be a lot of scoring. Xavier Worthy will find a way to get it done with the deep ball”.

Score prediction: Texas-41, TCU-31

Shane Black

“I expect a back-and-forth, high-scoring affair in Austin on Saturday night. Running backs Bijan Robinson and Kendre Miller will carry a large load for both squads and are poised for big games. In a game where yards will be surrendered, whichever defense can get off of the field gives their team a massive advantage.

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Texas is finding its groove in both redzone defense and in the turnover margin, which lends a major advantage to the Horns. Longhorn fans will certainly be holding their breath for the full 60 minutes, but I see Texas holding on in this one.”

Score prediction: Texas-34, TCU-27