Robinson Runs For 216 Yards, 2 TDs As Texas Beats TCU 32-27

“I felt in one’s bones I had to obtain that initially down, for the entire team to maintain going forward and finish the game,” Robinson said.

“No. 5 type of characterized our football team, the grit. He was exhausted,” coach Steve Sarkisian said. “Thirty-five carries later, the last one was the most important one to obtain another initially down to seal the win. … He’s earned our depend on.”

Thompson enhanced to 3-0 as the starting quarterback, also without the Longhorns locating the end area at the same blistering pace as in his initial 2 starts. He finished 12-of-22 passing for 142 yards with a touchdown and an interception.

TCU (2-2, 0-1) lost its 2nd successive home game and had three turnovers, matching its total for the initial three games. The Longhorns transformed those right into just three area goals by Cameron Dicker.

Robinson was cut short on a fourth-and-goal from the 1 with 9 1/2 mins left. The Horned Frogs after that went 99 yards in 13 plays for Kendre Miller’s 2-yard TD with 4:23 left, however never obtained the ball back.

“I was really happy of the individuals stopping them on 4th down on the goal line. I assume if you want to understand if kids have heart, there you go,” TCU coach Gary Patterson said. “Outside of that, we have actually obtained to tackle and can’t transform the ball over.”

The Longhorns (4-1, 2-0) have won their last 3 games because shedding at previous Southwest Seminar rival Arkansas in Week 2. Texas will certainly sign up with the Razorbacks in the SEC no later than the 2025 season.

Sarkisian said an emphasis to the players is to play physically hard, and being mentally hard to deal with distractions and adversity.

“The beauty of it when you see it kind of unravel and after that you see the reaction from the players in game, on the area, when they’re tired, when they’re warm, in the 4th quarter with 4 1/2 mins to go,” he said. “I assume the factor’s obtaining across.”

Zach Evans, that got in the game as the Large 12’s leading rusher just ahead of Robinson, had 113 yards with a 12-yard TD after JD Spielman’s game-opening 87-yard first return. Spielman later had an 11-yard TD catch.

Texas went ahead to stay when Robinson powered in from 4 yards out to make it 23-17 with 4 mins left in the initial half. That came on his 16th carry, when he had already reached 100 yards for the seventh time in his last 9 games.

Robinson’s zig-zagging 27-yard TD run between protectors in the initial quarter gave Texas its initial lead at 10-7. That capped a 99-yard drive expanded when safety T.J. Carter was expelled for a targeting penalty, after a booth-initiated evaluation, for his hit that knocked the ball out of the hands of designated receiver Jordan Whittington on third down from the Longhorns 7.

Patterson said the targeting “took the wind out of our sails a little bit.”

Texas: The Longhorns had 15 TDs on 17 drives in Thompson’s 2 starts, with the only drives they really did not rating after his two interceptions. Dicker made a career-high four area goals (38, 38, 26 and 28 yards) after not having an attempt because the initial half at Arkansas. Whittington had a 32-yard TD catch.

TCU: Derius Davis had 2 fumbles in the initial half, the receiver mishandling the back end of a double handoff and later muffing a punt inside the 10. Max Duggan stumbled after a blindside sack by Anthony Cook, that after that recuperated the fumble. Duggan, that had won his initial two starts against Texas, completed 20-of-28 passing for 182 yards, and had 33 rushing yards on 16 carries.


Texas likely will be back in the Leading 25 when the brand-new poll appears Sunday, after being the initial team out last week. The Longhorns were the preseason No.