Texas Football: 3 major concerns for Longhorns vs. TCU

Steve Sarkisian, Sonny Dykes, Texas football (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)
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Sonny Dykes
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Sonny Dykes laying it all out on the line with TCU in danger of not reaching bowl eligibility

This is surely a game that Dykes and the Horned Frogs had circled on the calendar for a while now. Since this is the last meeting between Texas and TCU as Big 12 foes, and the Frogs had so much success in this series in the last decade, they would like nothing more than to send the Longhorns to the SEC with a loss in Fort Worth.

Sarkisian has also never beaten TCU with Dykes as the head coach, granted there was only one meeting between them last season. Dykes was close to pulling the upset of Sark and the USC Trojans when he was Cal’s head coach, and these two met in 2014. USC was a 14-point favorite over Cal at home during the 2014 season, and the Golden Bears rattled off 14 points in the fourth quarter to nearly send the game to overtime.

It ended with a 38-30 win for Sark and the Trojans.

I have no doubt that Dykes and the Horned Frogs will lay everything on the line this weekend to try and topple the Longhorns. This would be by far the biggest win of the season for the Horned Frogs, and it would get them within one game of reaching bowl eligibility despite losing four of their first six games in conference play.

There is also a great unknown in this game whether Dykes and TCU will decide to give sophomore quarterback Chandler Morris a few drives leading the Frogs’ offense as he’s getting closer to returning from an MCL sprain he suffered against Iowa State in Week 6. As we mentioned already, Dykes said Hoover is starting this game against Texas.

But there is a chance that is just gamesmanship, and maybe we see some of Morris unsuspectingly in this game.

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