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TCU now 1-0 in Thanksgiving series with Texas

Texas' BCS hopes are dashed, as Big 12 newcomer TCU took down Austin on Thanksgiving night.

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TCU vs. Texas: Fan reactions to upset

The TCU Horned Frogs were able to upset the Texas Longhorns in their first Thanksgiving game since way back in 1928, stifling the Longhorns attack with a solid defensive performance. Ineptitude on the offensive side of the ball hit both teams, and the Frogs defense got a rhythm going in a way that the Longhorns defense couldn't seem to muster all game.

Texas blog Burnt Orange Nation lamented the team's quarterback situation after the game; Texas is a team with two quarterbacks in rotation, neither of them looking like world-beaters this season:

"Twice Ash was replaced by Case McCoy, who managed to lead the sole touchdown drive on the night for the 'Horns. It was the same deal for Ash -- he simply didn't seem on the same page as his receivers as the Texas tackles did indeed struggle with pressure from the TCU defensive ends, resulting in deteriorating accuracy."

TCU blog Frogs O War naturally had a sunnier view of the game, pouring praise onto the defense, which has in recent weeks started to look like the old dominant defenses that led TCU to solid records year after year in the previous decade:

I'll be looking forward to watching the game tape of this one, but here are some numbers for you to chew over.

Last time TCU beat UT in Austin: 1967
Total wins in Austin by TCU: 12, the most of any program
Yards per carry for TCU: 4.5
Yards per carry for UT: 2.6

That's dominance. And ten members of this defense are coming back next year. I can't wait.

Following the Horned Frogs' win, TCU and Texas will finish their seasons against Oklahoma and Kansas State, respectively.


TCU takes Thanksgiving

TCU took a commanding lead in the brand new TCU-Texas Thanksgiving classic, putting down the Horns in Austin for the first time since 1967 as David Ash left with an injury.


ESPN analyst sorry for Horns Down

Thanksgiving got awkward.


Texas quarterback benched

A very bad Thanksgiving for David Ash meant No. 16 Texas's quarterback controversy is all the way back, and TCU's up, 14-3, at the break.


Another Texas starter hurt

Junior linebacker Demarco Cobbs became the second Texas defender to be hurt against TCU.


Texas' best defender hurt

One of Texas' best players appears to have hurt his right ankle early against TCU.


TCU-Texas TV info, odds

Texas, still in contention for a possible BCS bid, hosts TCU on Thanksgiving in a game that replaces the annual Aggies-Longhorns showdown.


A&M 'missing out' on Thanksgiving

You can just come out and say, "We miss Texas A&M," Texas. It's okay.


Texas converting A&M rivalry rally to TCU

Texas is out here hexing everything in sight.


TCU Officially Replaces Texas A&M As Texas' Thanksgiving Foe

The TCU Horned Frogs will play the Texas Longhorns on Thanksgiving.

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