December 28, 2007

TCU wins 20-13

HOUSTON, Texas -- TCU employed its best sieve-I-mean-prevent defense late in the fourth quarter, allowing UH to drive 78 yards before denying the Cougars on three consecutive plays, the last coming as time expired.

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Cougars pull within one score

HOUSTON, Texas -- If UH comes back to win this game, it will be because of Case Keenum's heroic efforts.

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UH misses long field goal

HOUSTON, Texas -- The UH offensive line has struggled somewhat against TCU's very powerful defensive line, as they bear some of the responsibility for Anthony Alridge's lack of success today.

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TCU threatens, settles for field goal

HOUSTON, Texas -- Beginning with a 30-yard completion to Ervin Dickerson, TCU methodically drove down the field against a UH defense that was looking a bit worn out.

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Big third-down conversion helps TCU to touchdown

HOUSTON, Texas -- Facing 3rd-and-12 from the UH 38, the Cougars got pressure to TCU quarterback Andy Dalton, but Dalton slipped one tackle before finding Jimmy Young for a 15-yard completion. Now the third quarter has ended, with TCU now facing 3rd-and-3 at the UH 16.

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TCU ties it up

HOUSTON, Texas -- After a great punt return gave the Horned Frogs excellent field position, TCU mounted a 30-yard drive before Chris Manfredini tied the game at 10-all with a 29-yard field goal.

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Another fourth down dilemma

HOUSTON, Texas -- The situation: TCU has the ball, facing 4th-and-1 at midfield. I don't have to tell you what happens next, do I?

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Halftime news and notes

HOUSTON, Texas -- One thing about college football I doubt I will ever understand: the appeal of wearing one of those God-awful hats the marching bands have.

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More broken play success

HOUSTON, Texas -- This time, Chris Thurmond's gusty fourth-down decision paid off.

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Miscues mar TCU drive

HOUSTON, Texas -- With the momentum in hand after tying the game, TCU squandered some of it on the subsequent drive.

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Workmanlike drive ties game

HOUSTON, Texas -- There wasn't anything spectacular about TCU's scoring drive that tied the game at 7-all, just a bunch of solid plays strung together.

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Broken play...touchdown Cougars

HOUSTON, Texas -- With the first quarter all but over (eight seconds left), UH quarterback Case Keenum showed why he won the starting job despite being just a freshman.

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A stark contrast

HOUSTON, Texas -- The early coaching edge goes to Chris Thurmond, at least in my book.

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As good as advertised

HOUSTON, Texas -- Gary Patterson's TCU teams have a reputation for playing very tough defense, and so far tonight they have lived up to it.

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Thurmond gusty early

HOUSTON, Texas -- The game opened on a good note for UH, with star running back Anthony Alridge returning the opening kickoff 31 yards to the 41.

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Texas Bowl pregame notes

HOUSTON, Texas -- Well, it's a beautiful evening here on the Texas Gulf Coast, not that we're enjoying it at Reliant Stadium.

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Texas Bowl preview

HOUSTON, Texas--To national observers, it looks like a matchup of a perennial mid-major powerhouse and another one on the rise. But Texans versed in the state's college football history and politics and history know no love is lost between two-time conference rivals Texas Christian University and the University of Houston.

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September 08, 2007

Texas wins second half, game

AUSTIN, TX -- Odds are, you won't find another football game this season with more different halves than what we saw here tonight.

19th-ranked TCU rode a dominating performance from its defense to 10-0 halftime lead.

Then 7th-ranked Texas got it all together after intermission, scoring 27 unanswered points and coasting to a 34-13 victory in front of 84,621.

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Texas delivers killshot

AUSTIN, TX -- Two interesting facts about Genus Phrynosoma:

1. No one calls them "horned frogs" in Texas. They're called "horny toads."

2. When threatened by a predator, they can shoot blood from their eyes, up to four feet in distance. Seriously.

TCU might want to try something along those lines, because they're now behind 27-10 and in danger of being squished by Texas

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Attitude Adjustment

AUSTIN, TX -- A different team came out of the Texas locker room after halftime.

The team that entered the locker room had totaled 0 points and 137 yards of total offense. The team that exited has come out and put up 17 points and 176 yards in first 16 minutes of the second half.

Early in the fourth quarter, Texas leads TCU 17-10.

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TCU D dominating in Austin

AUSTIN, TX -- TCU's defense has spent the first 30 minutes of the game befuddling Colt McCoy, shutting down Jamaal Charles, and silencing the huge, burnt-orange sea of a crowd in Royal-Memorial Stadium.

At the half, 19th-ranked TCU leads 7th-ranked Texas 10-0.

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TCU-Texas, just like old times

Here in Austin, TCU and Texas are going throwback. The long-time rivals will meet for the 82nd time, but the first since the Southwest Conference broke up following the 1995 season.

The Horns and the Horned Frogs first battled in 1897, with Texas holding a 60-20-1 lead in the series. With both teams ranked, though, tonight's game will be the biggest matchup in the series since the 1930's.

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