Texas and TCU fans shared the tailgate as they did in the past. Households far away from Indiana have emerged.
Since accepting the invitation to the Southeastern Conference, Longhorns’ first Big 12 Road game wasn’t much different from its previous 39 meetings in Fort Worth, but the SEC background wasn’t ignored.
Texas linebacker De Marvion Overshown said after defeating Horned Frogs 32-27 on Saturday, “We sit right in front of the student section, so we know we’re listening to the whole story of the SEC.” Said.
“This may or may not be the last time we play them. Wherever we go, we carry that goal and people feel we belong to the SEC. I don’t know, or I know I can play with them, so they’re going to talk. “
Liliana Ogden, part of a leadership group responsible for dismissing fellow TCU students from the first row in the back section of the Texas bench, enjoyed that part when Texas players responded.
“They are fascinating and we are pretty lively,” said Ogden, who refrains from talking about himself in the trash because he is a member of the TCU Dutch. “I can’t repeat the words they said made me laugh.”
No. 6 Oklahoma, who plans to go to the SEC with Texas by 2025, also played the first Road Big 12 games in Kansas.
The ridicule of OU by home fans has been similar to the past few years and has been performed in derogatory terms. A public address announcer said Missouri was a former Big 12 member when he scored Tennessee on Saturday with the defeat of the Tigers’ 62-24 SEC.
Texas athletic director Chris del Conte said he wasn’t worried about the reception the Longhorns would receive. There were no major incidents and there was a lot of fun interaction between the players and coaches on the field after the match.
“It was great,” said AD Delconte, who brought the TCU to the Big 12 in 2012 and is now withdrawing from Texas. “The people in Fort Worth are great. The people in TCU are great. I’m glad I was here.”
Texas fan David Gladbach has been playing with friends in TCU since he was a coach in Little League near Fort Worth, and felt that Longhorns’ first conference road game wasn’t a big deal. ..
“It won’t make a difference,” Gladbach said before the match. “No matter which meeting you play in, the hostility there is there.”
There were some signs in the student section, but most of the time there was a message that fits every year. The exception was that it said, “I can’t beat a pig, I can’t beat a frog.” This is a reference to the 40-21 defeat to Arkansas, Texas, three weeks ago, when Longhorn was in 15th place and Razorback wasn’t ranked.
Brothers Jairus and Jaydon Boyer traveled from India with their father, not in anticipation of the Big 12-SEC chatter, but because one supported Texas and the other supported TCU.
Jaydon Boyer, now 19 years old, fell in love with Horned Frogs ten years ago when he was undefeated while dominating the Mountain West Conference and winning the Rose Bowl. Three-year-old Jalas Boyer fell in love with a long horn led by Colt McCoy.
His brother Boyer wasn’t angry with his brother when Texas bolted it to the SEC.
“I think they’re gone because they’re scared to play us,” said Jaydon Boyer with a laugh from his father and brother. “That’s it.”
In two years, TCU will welcome four new Big 12 opponents to BYU, Cincinnati, Houston and Central Florida. The question is, are Texas and Oklahoma still members when the expansion hits? Longhorns and Sooners may depart by 2025.
Texas fan Rachel Bartelson, who participates in TCU’s Alum, said: “In people’s minds, this is probably the last TCU-Texas game.”
Texas, who rushed back to second-year Bijan Robinson, who was rushing his career’s best 216 yards at his first meeting with TCU, heard chattering, just like Overshown. And Robinson wasn’t in those responses.
“I can hear it behind, a constant bad thing,” Robinson said. “I don’t care. I just keep smiling at myself and keep worrying about what’s the challenge and what’s ahead. It’s just fun to see the team get together and block them. is.”
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