Texas Football: 5 Keys to the Game vs. TCU

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Texas Football: 5 Keys to the Game vs. TCU
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Football and Thanksgiving are a part of a combined celebration in the United States, and while there will be plenty of spectacles to take in at the professional level, the No. 16 Texas Longhorns (8-2, 5-2) will have one of their own when they take on the TCU Horned Frogs (6-4, 3-4) on Thursday night in Austin.

The Horns have been playing on Thanksgiving for some time now, primarily against Texas A&M, but with the Aggies' recent move to the SEC, Texas has looked elsewhere to uphold a hearty tradition.

Texas was able to sit back over the weekend as the college football landscape changed drastically. And with the former No. 1 Kansas State dropping its first game of the season to Baylor in tremendous fashion, the Longhorns are in a position to finish their season with a bang.

But before the Horns look ahead to their Dec. 1 matchup with the Wildcats, they will have to power past a struggling, but competitive Horned Frogs team.

Here are five keys to the game against TCU.

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