Notes: Reagor, Boyd pro­duced an af­ter­noon of high­lights,

Austin American-Statesman Sunday - - SPORT SUNDAY - By Danny Davis daniel­d­avis@states­ Con­tact Danny Davis at 512-445-3952. Twit­ter: @aas­danny

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.

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