Quan Cosby Previews Texas' Thanksgiving Showdown With TCU

We caught up with former Texas and NFL wide receiver Quan Cosby to talk about Longhorns’ matchup with TCU on Thursday. Cosby covers the Texas football team for IMG Radio Network. You can follow him on Twitter at @QCosby17.

Texas is on a three-game winning streak after blowing out Oklahoma State, and now face TCU on Thanksgiving night in their last game of the regular season.

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The Longhorns are bowl eligible, but a win over a top-5 team will really make their season. TCU is led by quarterback Trevone Boykin, who has emerged as a Heisman candidate for the Horned Frogs this year. Not surprisingly, Cosby says the Longhorns need to stop him before anything else.

"Boykin’s athleticism and ability to both run and throw the ball make him tough to handle," he explained. "Everything works through him. Texas' offense can help the defense by running the ball and keeping him off the field, but he's the key."

The Horned Frogs are tied for first in the Big 12 and have a chance to make the College Football Playoff if they continue to win. However, TCU has struggled lately - they only beat a terrible 3-8 Kansas team 34-30 in their last outing - and could be primed for an upset.

"The key for Texas is to embrace the moment," Cosby explained. "Things haven’t gone the way they've wanted this season, but they seem to be climbing back to top of the mountain. They still play primetime game on Thanksgiving. Texas will play for the pride of who they are and the desire to take the Big 12 crown back from their little brothers (TCU)."

So will the Longhorns be able to pull that upset?

"Quite frankly, I don’t know if TCU can handle this stage," Cosby said. "I think Texas wins by six and creates momentum they'll carry into the bowl game and for next season."

Texas and TCU kick-off in Austin on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. ET on Fox Sports 1.

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