The stakes usually are not fairly as massive for this 12 months's online game, however Baylor is No. 12 within the state and Eight- on the yr. Gary Patterson's Horned Frogs would like almost nothing rather more than to play spoiler at residence.
The Wildcats boast one of the top pass defenses in the nation, ranked 27th in passing yards allowed and second in the number of plays they allow their opponent. Trailing 29-23 with a 3rd-and-5 at the Baylor 20, TCU quarterback Max Duggan scrambled for an apparent game-tying touchdown.
TCU extended the game when Te'Vailance Hunt made an acrobatic catch in the end zone on fourth down that was initially ruled incomplete, but a review of the play showed that Hunt had possession of the ball and was able to get a hand down in bounds prior to his body hitting the turf out of bounds. The ball just cleared the crossbar to tie the game at 9-9.
Grayland Arnold came up with his second interception on the game's final play, in the end zone. It was Baylor's first made field goal from beyond 40 yards this season. They Bears have won 11 games in a row since losing to TCU last November. The teams combined for five touchdowns in overtime. Oklahoma has yet to allow more than 16 points in any home game this season, outside of a 72-20 win over Louisiana-Monroe, and I don't see this game turning into a massive blowout.
"Winning is never ugly", Rhule said. "I've lost a lot, and I'll take this any day of the week".
TCU (4-5, 2-4) led 9-0 after Jonathan Song had field goals at the end of the first half. Derius Davis recovered at the Baylor 24, setting up Song's 31-yard kick on the last play. But the coach then called timeout, conferred with his coaches and brought Mayers after realizing there was a little wind behind them.
Mayers had field goals of 36 and 24 yards for Baylor after halftime.
Baylor: The offensive struggles continued for the Bears, the Big 12's last undefeated team.
The teams traded touchdowns in the first two overtimes after failing to score a TD in the first 60 minutes of the game.
TCU: Duggan played with tip of his injured middle finger on his throwing (right) hand heavily taped up for protection.
Baylor (9-0, 6-0) keeps sole possession of first place as it awaits No. 9 Oklahoma in a Saturday night PrimeTime matchup next Saturday in Waco.
Baylor's defense forced three interceptions and held the unsafe Jalen Reagor to only 14 total yards (one reception for yards, two rushing attempts for six). TCU is four-Four on the 12 months, and a purchase round Texas aside, haven't appeared nice in the direction of superior Main 12 degree of competitors.