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No. 8 TCU stifles Texas, puts Longhorns on the ropes

Wide receiver Collin Johnson caught a 33-yard touchdown pass Saturday against TCU, but that was all the scoring Texas could muster (photo courtesy of texassports.com).

By Steve Habel/Senior Editor

FORT WORTH, Texas — A Texas offensive attack handcuffed by an inexperienced and overwhelmed offensive line and a non-existent rushing game has its share of challenges with even middling defenses, an unescapable aspect to the 2017 season that has kept the Longhorns from at least three wins.

Given that realization, trying to move the ball consistently — much less score — against an opponent as strong on defense as No. 8 TCU proved to be too daunting a task Saturday, a result illustrated by a 24-7 Horned Frogs win over Texas before a crowd of 48,042 fans at Amon G. Carter Stadium.

The Horned Frogs (8-1 overall, 5-1 in Big 12 play) didn’t do a lot

Steve Habel is a senior contributing writer for Horns Illustrated. He has covered Texas sports since 1989 and was this magazine’s senior editor for 24 years. You can follow him on twitter @stevehabel .