Trevone Boykin passed for two touchdowns and ran for another, and No. 5
The win kept the
The Horned Frogs had an impressive defensive effort, forcing six turnovers, five by Texas quarterback Tyrone Swoopes. Defensive end Terrell Lathan scored the game's first touchdown on a 40-yard fumble return.
TCU made Texas (6-6, 5-4) pay for every mistake. Boykin's 10-yard scoring run in the fourth came after a muffed punt return. Defensive end Josh Carraway returned an interception for the final touchdown.
The move to the Big 12 was supposed to end the national debate over whether the Horned Frogs deserved a place among college football's elite if they were in position to win the league. And the prospect of winning the Big 12 title and still getting left out of the playoff would be a bitter pill for the Horned Frogs.
Their major problem? A 61-58 loss at
And the Horned Frogs left plenty of room for doubt when they struggled to beat a struggling
Leonard Fournette ran for a career-high 146 yards and a touchdown, barreling over a defender to score, and Jalen Collins had a late interception to seal Louisiana State's 23-17 win over Texas A&M on Thursday night.
Texas A&M was driving late when Kyle Allen threw an ill-advised pass, apparently thinking the Tigers had jumped offside. Collins grabbed the ball, ending the Aggies' last chance.
The victory gave LSU (8-4, 4-4
LSU quarterback Anthony Jennings had a career-best 119 yards rushing. He also threw for 107 yards and a touchdown.
The Tigers led by 10 at halftime and added two field goals in the second half.
Fournette made a highlight-reel play in the second quarter. He gave LSU its first points since an overtime loss to