The Norman Transcript

November 23, 2012

Frogs get job done on defense

By Jim Vertuno
The Associated Press

AUSTIN, Texas — Matthew Tucker scored two touchdowns, Jaden Oaberkrom kicked two field goals and TCU’s defense forced four turnovers in dumping No. 18 Texas 20-13 Thursday night to get the Horned Frogs their biggest win of their first season in the Big 12.

Tucker scored on runs of 1 and 2 yards and the Horned Frogs (7-4, 4-4) dominated the line of scrimmage, running the ball 48 times and passing just 10. TCU had two interceptions inside their own 10 to kill Texas (8-3, 5-3) drives and picked up a fumble by Longhorns quarterback David Ash to set up Tucker’s second touchdown.

Ash was relieved by Case McCoy, who led a late touchdown drive before an interception by Sam Carter in the final two minutes sealed the win for the Horned Frogs.

Although Texas (8-3, 5-3) has been a Thanksgiving regular since playing its first game on the holiday in 1895, those contests were usually against Texas A&M. But that rivalry broke apart when the Aggies left for the SEC.

So the Big 12 sent TCU to Austin this year and the Horned Frogs pushed around the Longhorns at the line of scrimmage and harassed Ash into one of the worst games of his career.

McCoy led an 82-yard drive to a touchdown by Jeremy Hills that pulled Texas within a touchdown with just over three minutes left. But after Texas forced the Horned Frogs to punt, a scrambling McCoy threw up a pass into coverage that was easily picked off by Carter.

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