NCAAF Game Recap - Texas at Texas Christian
Sat Oct 26, 2019 3:30 PM EDT

Ark
7
Ala
48
F
Aub
20
LSU
23
F
Wisc
7
OHSt
38
F
BC
7
Clem
59
F
Okla
41
K St
48
F
PSU
28
MSU
7
F
ND
14
Mich
45
F
WaSt
35
Oreg
37
F
Cal
0
Utah
35
F
Tex
27
TCU
37
F
SMU
34
Hou
31
F
MD
10
Minn
52
F
Iowa
20
NW
0
F
App
30
SoAl
3
F
OkSt
34
IASt
27
F
AzSt
32
UCLA
42
F
USC
35
Colo
31
F
BGSU
10
WestMI
49
F
MisSt
30
TxAM
49
F
Lib
34
Rut
44
F
Ill
24
Purd
6
F
MiaFL
16
Pitt
12
F
SJSU
34
Army
29
F
SMiss
20
Rice
6
F
Ohio
34
Ball
21
F
Nev
3
Wyo
31
F
W Ky
23
Marsh
26
F
NMSt
7
GaSo
41
F
Akr
0
NIU
49
F
E Mi
34
Toled
37
F OT
MiaOH
23
Kent
16
F
C Mi
20
Buff
43
F
Tul
38
Navy
41
F
Ariz
31
Stan
41
F
Ind
38
Neb
31
F
FLInt
17
MidTN
50
F
FlAtl
41
OD
3
F
UConn
56
UMass
35
F
UVA
21
Lou
28
F
Syr
17
FlaSt
35
F
NorTx
38
Char
39
F
SoFL
45
ECU
20
F
Hawaii
45
NM
31
F
SCar
21
Tenn
41
F
Duke
17
UNC
20
F
TxSt
14
ArkSt
38
F
Troy
33
GASt
52
F
Mem
42
Tuls
41
F
UCF
63
Temp
21
F
TxTch
34
Kans
37
F
ColSt
41
Fres
31
F
Mizzu
7
KY
29
F
LaTec
42
UTEP
21
F
UtSt
7
AF
31
F
SDSU
20
UNLV
17
F

Oct 26, 2019, 3:30 PM EDT

Final

1

2

3

4

T

(15) Texas (5-3)

3

14

3

7

27

Texas Christian (4-3)

3

10

14

10

37

Duggan shines, Ehlinger doesn't, TCU tops No. 15 Texas 37-27
Sat Oct 26, 2019 9:59 PM

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) Max Duggan wiggled out of a sack that would have been a safety, made Sam Ehlinger pay right away for one of the Texas quarterback's career-high four interceptions and saved probably his best completion for last to beat No. 15 Texas.

Pretty good timing for the TCU freshman's best game.

Duggan threw two touchdown passes, including a tiebreaking 44-yarder to Jalen Reagor the first play after Ehlinger's second interception, and ran for a clinching score to lead the Horned Frogs past the Longhorns 37-27 on Saturday.

"Man, y'all see," Reagor said about Duggan, who wasn't available because coach Gary Patterson doesn't allow freshmen to talk to reporters. "He's a great playmaker, great quarterback. He's young, but in due time, he'll be great."

The Longhorns (5-3, 3-2 Big 12) lost a third straight game in Fort Worth for the first time since the 1940s. It was the fifth win in six tries against Texas for the Horned Frogs, which includes their first four-game winning streak in the series since the 1930s.

"When you're in a hole like this, the only way to get out of it is to fight and to work harder," Texas coach Tom Herman said. "These things don't happen by calling magic defenses or magic offenses. They happen by coming to work every day as coaches giving everything we have to our players."

Duggan finished with a career-best 273 yards passing against the Big 12's worst pass defense. His 11-yard run for the final points came right after a 36-yard toss to Taye Barber with a defender in his face, and with the Horned Frogs trying to protect a three-point lead.

With a team-high 72 yards rushing, Duggan helped the Horned Frogs (4-3, 2-2) bounce back from consecutive conference road losses. Duggan came in with the league's lowest QB efficiency rating.

"Everybody wants players to be like hot cocoa," Patterson said. "You just rip off the cover, pour it in and put hot water in and they're a great player. It's good. Hot cocoa is ready to go. It's just not that easy."

Ehlinger's first three interceptions led to 13 TCU points, and Herman gave the Horned Frogs three more when he called timeout just before freshman Griffin Kell missed a 52-yard field goal try on the final play of the first half. Kell drilled the second chance.

TCU's Big 12-leading defense stopped a rare three-game stretch without a takeaway when Garret Wallow intercepted Ehlinger not long after the Duggan's first college interception. He went 143 passes without a pick, the second-longest streak in school history.

"They did a great job in coverage," Ehlinger said. "They got an experienced secondary. They didn't do anything exotic or cut anybody loose. They did a good job of bringing pressure but also being balanced and making it difficult for our guys to get open."

Reagor, who entered the season with high expectations but had just 271 yards through six games for a struggling offense, easily ran past D'Shawn Jamison for his longest completion of the season.

The throw was right on stride near the goal line for Reagor, a junior still looking for his first 100-yard game this year after running off seven in a row last season.

With Texas trying to get the ball back after pulling to 30-27 on the last of four drives of at least 75 yards, Duggan made a perfect sideline throw to John Stephens for 16 yards on third-and-11 with plenty of time remaining.

"My freshman year, I played with a lot of emotion," said Reagor, who had 55 yards receiving. "And I feel like just him being young, some of this stuff is just growing pains and once he really settles in, y'all will see what he can do."

Ehlinger was 27 of 48 for 321 yards and two touchdowns, and Devin Duvernay had a 47-yard touchdown and a 63-yard catch among a career-high 173 yards receiving.

THE TAKEAWAY

Texas: This might be the biggest soul-searching loss in Herman's three seasons, coming a week after the Longhorns avoided an embarrassing defeat with a field goal on the final play to beat Kansas 50-48. Texas didn't trail until Reagor's TD, and once again the defense couldn't make a play in crunch time.

TCU: The Horned Frogs got exactly what they needed just as it looked like their season was getting away from them. The commitment to Duggan finally paid off, and a defense that was uncharacteristically quiet in the losses to Iowa State (49-24) and Kansas State (24-17) came alive.

POLL IMPLICATIONS

The Longhorns were the highest-ranked two-loss team. Now the question is whether they even deserve to be in the poll with three losses, including two in the past three weeks.

UP NEXT

Texas: A week off, then Kansas State at home Nov. 9.

TCU: At Oklahoma State next Saturday.

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Passing

Tex Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
S. Ehlinger 48 22 45.8 2 321 63 4 47.3
TCU Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
M. Duggan 27 19 70.4 2 273 51 1 112.1

Rushing

Tex Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
K. Ingram 16 71 4.4 17 0
S. Ehlinger 9 43 4.8 16 0
TCU Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
M. Duggan 13 72 5.5 14 1
S. Olonilua 16 48 3.0 8 1

Receiving

Tex Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
D. Duvernay 8 173 21.6 63 1
C. Johnson 7 101 14.4 26 0
TCU Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
T. Barber 5 94 18.8 51 0
J. Reagor 2 55 27.5 44 1

Fumbles

Tex F FL
J. Smith 1 0
TCU F FL
J. Reagor 1 1

Returning

Tex KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
J. Smith 0 - 0 0 1 -7.0 0 0
D. Jamison 1 20.0 0 20 0 - 0 0
TCU KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
D. Anderson 2 21.0 0 30 0 - 0 0
J. Reagor 1 26.0 0 24 0 - 0 0

Punting

Tex Punt Yds Avg LgPu
R. Bujcevski 3 136 45.3 56
C. Naggar 1 54 54.0 54
TCU Punt Yds Avg LgPu
D. Jones 3 133 44.3 58
J. Sandy 2 47 23.5 33

Takeaways

Tex Int Yds InTD
B. Jones 1 -3 0
TCU Int Yds InTD
T. Moehrig 1 0 0
I. Gaines 1 0 0

Team Stats Comparison

Tex TCU
Points For 27 37
Total Yards 447 435
Rushing Yards 126 162
Passing Yards 321 273
Passing Completions / Attempts 22/48 19/27
Turnovers 4 2
Interceptions Thrown 4 1
Fumbles - Lost 1/0 1/1
First Downs 21 22
Penalties - Yards 7/72 4/46
Time Of Possession 19:19 41:41
Third Down Conversions/Attempts 8/18 6/13
Fourth Down Conversions/Attempts 1/2 0/0
Punts - Average Yards 4/48 5/36

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter Tex TCU
Tex 8:28 FG Cameron Dicker 21 yd FG 3 0
TCU 12:35 FG Jonathan Song 32 yd FG 3 3
2nd Quarter Tex TCU
TCU 2:42 TD Pro Wells 24 yd pass from Max Duggan (Jonathan Song kick) 3 10
Tex 4:03 TD Devin Duvernay 47 yd pass from Sam Ehlinger (Cameron Dicker kick) 10 10
Tex 13:49 TD Keaontay Ingram 17 yd pass from Sam Ehlinger (Cameron Dicker kick) 17 10
TCU 15:00 FG Griffin Kell 52 yd FG 17 13
3rd Quarter Tex TCU
Tex 7:14 FG Cameron Dicker 38 yd FG 20 13
TCU 9:30 TD Sewo Olonilua 1 yd run (Jonathan Song kick) 20 20
TCU 10:43 TD Jalen Reagor 44 yd pass from Max Duggan (Jonathan Song kick) 20 27
4th Quarter Tex TCU
TCU 3:32 FG Jonathan Song 33 yd FG 20 30
Tex 8:10 TD Roschon Johnson 2 yd run (Cameron Dicker kick) 27 30
TCU 13:01 TD Max Duggan 11 yd run (Jonathan Song kick) 27 37

Game Information

Stadium: Amon G. Carter Stadium, Fort Worth, Texas
Attendance: 47,660
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