Texas hosts the undefeated TCU Horned Frogs for the biggest matchup of the college football weekend. The two Big 12 foes get together for a prime-time top-25 showdown in Austin.
The Longhorns look to knock TCU outside of the top four in the College Football Playoff rankings with a win on Saturday. Texas has an opportunity to beat a top-five team at home for the first time since 1999.
TCU enters as the comeback kings of college football. The Frogs are a nation’s best 4-0 when trailing in the second half of games this season. That is a bit problematic for a Texas team that struggles late in games under Steve Sarkisian.
Texas is a popular pick by many experts around the college football landscape. ESPN’s Football Power Index gives the Longhorns a 73% chance to beat the Horned Frogs. In addition, Vegas favors Texas by seven points despite being the lower-ranked team.
Here are five bold predictions for No. 18 Texas’ game against No. 4 TCU this weekend.
Quinn Ewers connects on a deep shot
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Bijan Robinson sets a career high for total yards
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Texas scores a non-offensive touchdown
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Quentin Johnston is held under 100 receiving yards
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Texas holds on to a second-half lead
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