Notes: Reagor, Boyd produced an afternoon of highlights,
Jalen Reagor compiled the statistics, but Kris Boyd got the win.
Reagor, TCU’s sophomore wide receiver, kept Boyd busy during Texas’ 31-16 win over No. 17 TCU on Saturday. Reagor did not record any offensive statistics in last year’s meeting, but led TCU with eight catches for 96 yards. He caught a touchdown but Boyd prevented two others with pass breakups.
Reagor was targeted 15 times. Six of his catches and 81 of his yards were logged in the first two quarters. He also had a 1-yard back-shoulder catch that gave TCU a 13-10 lead right before halftime.
Boyd also had his moments, though. Twice beaten by Reagor in the first half, he closed on the receiver to swat away a pass from Robinson.
The 5-11, 195-pound Reagor had 15 catches and 196 receiving yards over TCU’s first three games. Boyd had struggled in UT’s opener against Maryland, but the senior made key plays in each of UT’s last two wins.
Reagor was not among the seven receivers on UT’s schedule who appeared on the Biletnikoff Award’s preseason watch list. Texas held Tulsa’s Justin Hobbs to two catches on Sept. 8. Awaiting Texas are matchups against Oklahoma’s Marquise Brown and CeeDee Lamb, West Virginia’s David Sills V and Gary Jennings Jr., Baylor’s Denzel Mims and Kansas’ Steven Sims, Jr.
Rebuffing the run: The sequel is rarely as good as the original, but Texas’ run defense still looked good in its encore performance.
TCU ran for 141 yards on 32 attempts. The Horned Frogs entered the week with the nation’s 32nd-ranked rushing offense, averaging 5.7 yards per carry. In its last four games against Texas, TCU had run for 849 yards and nine touchdowns.
The Longhorns held USC to minus-5 yards on the ground last week. That marked the 30th time in school history that a team gained less than zero yards against UT’s run defense.
Etc.: The Longhorns are 3-1 for the first time since 2012, and coupled with the 37-14 win over then-No. 22 last week, this is the first time Texas has beaten consecutive ranked teams since 2008 . ... Sam Ehlinger, who finished with 255 passing yards, passed Todd Dodge on UT’s career yardage list; Dodge coached Ehlinger at Westlake High School. Ehlinger became the first UT quarterback since Colt McCoy in 2008 with at least one passing touchdown and one rushing touchdown in three straight games . ... Collin Johnson, who had his third career 100-yard game, passed the 100-catch mark for his career. He finished with 7 catches for 124 yards and a touchdown . ... Freshman safety Caden Sterns has three interceptions in his first four games. He trails only Quandre Diggs and Chris Carter as freshmen with more interceptions in their first season.
Texas defensive back Kris Boyd deflects a pass intended for TCU wide receiver Jalen Reagor on Saturday.