The Texas Longhorns (6-3, 4-2 Big 12) are coming off Steve Sarkisian's biggest win as head coach on the 40 Acres, defeating then-ranked #13 Kansas State in Manhattan last weekend. Sark and the Longhorns hope to carry that momentum into Saturday as they welcome fourth-ranked TCU into Darrell K. Royal - Texas Memorial Stadium.
Under first year TCU head coach Sonny Dykes, the Horned Frogs have their sights set on a berth in the College Football Playoff. Boasting a perfect 9-0 record and the #4 ranking in the country, they will need to win in a loud, rowdy and cold DKR stadium this weekend to continue their run.
After a slow start to the season Steve Sarkisian and the ‘Horns goal of a Big 12 Championship is still intact as Texas controls their own destiny. Keep winning and that goal gets closer and closer.
TCU and quarterback Max Duggan have given the Longhorns trouble as of late. On Saturday Duggan will attempt to beat Texas for the third time in four attempts. The Texas defense has a tall task ahead.
Another storyline worth mentioning is the meeting between Gary Patterson and the Horned Frogs. Patterson, special assistant to Steve Sarkisian, will stand on the opposite sideline against TCU for the first time since the two parted ways last year. Patterson is the winningest coach in TCU history, where he served for more than 20 years.
This is a game that means the world for both programs but only one can win.
The Longhorns are favored by 7 points.