TCU Vs. Baylor Final Score: Baylor Shocks No. 14 TCU, 50-48


Final - 9.2.2011 1 2 3 4 Total
TCU Horned Frogs 16 7 0 25 48
Baylor Bears 14 20 13 3 50

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What a game. Due to the magnitude here is a quick recap about the game, and assuming our TCU writer Ben recovers from not seeing this game live due to being at wedding tonight, he will have a much more indepth recap of the game. The 50 points that the TCU defense gave up was the most since TCU lost 70-35 to Texas Tech in 2004.

So about that TCU defense? So much for the pair of TCU defenders who said they would have the number one defense for the third straight year. The secondary was burned all night by wide receiver Kendall Wright who had 189 yards and two touchdowns, plus he completed two pass for 55 yards and a touchdown. Wide receiver Terrance Willams had 126 yards and two touchdowns. Quarterback Robert Griffin III redeemed himself mightily after last years game with 359 passing yards and five touchdowns.

The TCU rush defense was not much better as they gave up 120 yards to Terrance Ganaway. He was able to make play after play and the TCU defensive line could do very little to stop him. The Baylor offense tonight was amazing and walked all over the TCU defense.

Even with TCU losing tonight there were positives which were on the offensive side of the ball. First off, the amazing 25 point four quarter led by first time starter Casey Pachall was amazing. Pachall ended up the night with 251 yards and four touchdowns, so we do know that TCU's offense is there and that they can hang with everyone. Three of Pachall four touchdowns came in the fourth quarter comeback and he looks to be the real deal. The one TCU player that I am very excited to see more of is Skye Dawson who is an all-purpose player who is also a track star. Dawson returned kicks, caught two passes and rushed three times for 44 yards. He is looking like the next TCU special teams play maker.

The game eventually came down to Baylor's Aaron Jones who kicked a 37 yard field goal with 1:07 left which won the game for Baylor.  What an amazing game for both teams. With the loss it snaps TCU's 25-game regular season winning streak. One person to feel bad for is TCU kicker Ross Evans who missed two field goals and an extra point, those misses were not the reason TCU loss but who knows what the outcome would have been had he made one of those missed field goals from the first half.


 

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