"Wasn't supposed to go that way"

TCU quarterback Casey Pachall said, "It wasn't supposed to go that way." From the rain to TCU's performance on the field, nothing went right for TCU on Saturday (and into Sunday).

Before and after a three hour, six minute rain delay, Texas was better than TCU on Saturday (and on Sunday).

The Longhorns ventured to Fort Worth for the first time since 1994 and left with an easy win by a score of 30-7.

?TCU quarterback Casey Pachall summed up the team's frustrations best.

"Maybe it's character," Pachall said. "Maybe it's the willingness to prepare or just come out and play for the other guys within the team. I don't know what it is, but whatever it is, it needs to change."

Texas took an early lead when Malcolm Brown scored from two yards out just a play after TCU quarterback Trevone Boykin fumbled inside his own five yard line.

Boykin started at quarterback for the Frogs, but he lasted just two possessions before Casey Pachall took his place under center. Pachall had missed the previous five games with a broken arm, an injury suffered earlier in the year against Southeastern Louisiana.

Pachall's return was not enough to boost an anemic TCU offense that score just seven points on a double pass from Pachall to Cameron Echols-Luper to Ladarius Brown.

Receivers dropped passes or ran the wrong routes while the TCU offensive line gave Casey Pachall no time to throw.

"Well you can't spot a good football team points, and obviously, we didn't come back and play very well after dealing with the rain," Patterson said. "I'm not putting anybody at fault. The bottom line is we're not very good, and we're going to have to get better if we're going to win any ball games."

Both teams were given a chance to figure out their deficiencies when the game was delayed due to lightening with 6:08 left in the second quarter.

We stretched. We stretched again," Patterson explained. "We stretched again. We walked through. We talked about what they were doing on the field. Besides going to our indoor and running around, we did everything we could do."

The game was delayed over three hours, and TCU failed to reward their fans that stayed behind.

From the second quarter to the end of the game, the TCU offense punted nine straight times, giving their defense a sisyphus-like task of trying to keep the Frogs in the game.

For the majority of the contest, TCU held the Texas run game in check, and Case McCoy struggled with the intermediate passing game. However, the Longhorns found success with their vertical passing game.

McCoy completed four passes over 30 yards including two to Marcus Johnson over strong safety Sam Carter.

Gary Patterson's postgame press conference was a quick one.

"I'm not pleased with anything," Patterson said. "3-5. Not pleased with anything. I'm not rating anything. The bottom line is as a football team we got beat 30-7. As a football team we have to get better."

Texas running back Malcolm Brown scored two touchdowns and finished with 53 yards. His quarterback Case McCoy finished 9 for 19 for 228 yards.

For TCU, quarterback Casey Pachall completed just 13 of 34 passes for 139 yards as he ran for his life in the pocket.

The Frogs take on West Virginia next week at Amon G. Carter stadium.


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