The Horned Frogs beat Texas Tech 55-52 with a last second touchdown catch by Aaron Green. TCU narrowly walked away from Lubbock, but the Longhorns weren’t so lucky down in Austin.
Texas suffered another late game catastrophe as their punter botched a punt in the last minute and a half of their 30-27 loss to Oklahoma State. Just like the game against the University of California at Berkeley, the Longhorns lost due to a special teams error in the last seconds of the game.
Andrew Dawson, a junior who attends Texas, said that his team will walk away with a victory even though the Longhorns have lost two straight games and are 1-3 to start the season.
“There’s no denying the fact that we had a rough start to the season, but we have a new offensive identity,” Dawson said. “Heard is a stud and he should get around 600 yards of total offense in this game. The University of Texas [will win] by 20. Wait, no, 50.”
According to the National Collegiate Athletic Association, Texas’ total offense ranks 111 while their total defense ranks 114 out of 127 of Football Bowl Subdivision teams.
First year political science major at TCU Sam Roach said that TCU will walk away victorious.
“I think TCU is going to win just because we have an amazing quarterback and great offense,” Roach said. “Our defense is lagging a little bit but I don’t think it’s enough for UT to pull through.”
TCU’s air raid offense is ranked second. The Horned Frogs rank in the top 100 in total defense at 81st, according to stats from the NCAA.
TCU Head Coach Gary Patterson said that the Longhorns can’t be taken lightly despite their misfortunes the past two weeks.
“Texas is a very athletic team,” Patterson said. “They’re probably going to be the most athletic team we will have faced defensively, and they always have skill players on offense. We’ve got a lot of work to do.”
Kickoff is set for 11 a.m. on Saturday Oct. 3 at Amon G. Carter Stadium.