In the second half, the Longhorns still struggled to find the end zone and couldn’t figure out how to stop the run. They lost to TCU 20-13.
Though the Horned Frogs started off the half with a 57-yard kickoff return, Adrian Phillips picked off Trevone Boykin to give the Longhorns the ball on the second play of the drive.
David Ash returned at quarterback for the Longhorns. His handoff to Joe Bergeron kept the Longhorns alive on a fourth and one. Marquise Goodwin gave them life on an 18-yard reception. But, they couldn’t convert on a first and goal and ended the drive with a 25-yard field goal by Nick Jordan.
The defense stopped the Horned Frogs on a first and goal and forced an 18-yard field goal from Jaden Oberkrom to increase TCU’s lead to 17-6. Oberkrom later hit a 41-yard field goal to start the fourth quarter scoring.
Case McCoy relieved Ash once again with less than ten minutes left in the game. Jeremy Hills scored on an eight-yard touchdown run to decrease the Horned Frogs’ lead to 20-13. Though Texas got the ball back with 1:44 left, TCU's Sam Carter picked off McCoy to seal the Longhorns’ fate.