No. 4 TCU beats No. 18 Texas 17-10 to secure Big 12 title spot

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — TCU was far from pretty against Texas, but the Horned Frogs are still undefeated and in contention for a Big 12 championship.

And maybe even bigger things are coming.

Kendre Miller ran for 138 yards, including a 75-yard touchdown in the third quarter that sparked a tense defensive struggle, and the TCU No. 4 beat No. 18 Texas 17-10 on Saturday night to earn a spot in the Big 12 titles secure game.

TCU’s Max Duggan, who was sacked four times in the first half and followed the entire game, connected with Quentin Johnston for a 31-yard touchdown for broken coverage in the fourth quarter.

“Nobody was expecting this kind of game,” said TCU coach Sonny Dykes. “We have great confidence in our ability to take over the game late.”

The TCU defense played their best game of the season. The Horned Frogs held Texas running back Bijan Robinson for 29 yards, giving up just 199 total yards and forcing Longhorns quarterback Quinn Ewers into a miserable night. The Horned Frogs allowed Texas a single field goal on consecutive drives within the TCU 10 in the second half.