Top 25 college football: TCU forces 4 turnovers to beat Texas

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Austin, Texas • Matthew Tucker scored two touchdowns, Jaden Oberkrom kicked two field goals and TCU's defense forced four turnovers in dumping No. 18 Texas 20-13 on 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-yard line to kill Texas 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 the Big 12 for the Southeastern Conference.

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. —

Friday's TV schedule

• Syracuse at Temple,9 a.m., ESPN2

• Nebraska at Iowa,10 a.m., Ch. 4

• LSU at Arkansas, 12:30 p.m., Ch. 2

• Utah at Colo., 1 p.m., FX

• West Virginia at Iowa St., 1:30 p.m., Ch. 4

• Washington at Wash. St., 1:30 p.m., Ch. 13

• S. Florida at Cinc., 5 p.m., ESPN

• ASU at Arizona, 8 p.m., ESPN