Bryce Petty got knocked around and struggled to find his targets, Baylor piled up the penalties and the Bears’ undefeated season came to a grinding halt.
The winner has reached 70 points and 800 yards of offense each time in their only two meetings, and another big offensive show could be in store Saturday when No. 4 Baylor meets the Mountaineers.
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Baylor coach Art Briles started talking on Monday about the significance of the team’s wild comeback victory over TCU. Never once did he mention the playoffs.
The age of high-powered offense continues to drive college football, with no end or limit in sight. Nowhere was the scoring more in focus than Baylor’s win over TCU on Saturday.
Baylor wipes out TCU lead in Saturday’s game and
The biggest game in Texas this weekend is nowhere near a huge Ferris wheel — though there are plenty of places in Waco to stuff yourself with sloppy fried foods if that is what you want.
There are a few things to watch on Saturday, when the Big 12’s top game is usually the Red River Rivalry. But this year, that’s not even the biggest game in Texas.
As for the No. 5 Bears having to depend on their running game, needing some big special teams plays and scoring only half their previous season average in a grind-it-out 28-7 win at Texas, that doesn’t bother Briles, either.
Five of the top eight teams in the AP rankings lost, a first since the poll went to 25 spots in 1989. TCU was the biggest benefactor, jumping 16 spots after upsetting Oklahoma.
No. 7 Baylor overcame a rare off day by quarterback Bryce Petty and the nation’s No. 1 offense to beat Texas 28-7
Once dismissed among the dregs of the Big 12, Baylor has emerged as one of the top programs in the league, and they now face Texas as the defending Big 12 champions.