FT. WORTH, TX — It was a frigid, rainy night of football in Fort Worth, and both TCU and Baylor struggled for 4 quarters to even find their footing on the sloppy field. Holding on to the soaked ball was as big a challenge as any team has faced all year long.
In the end it took two overtimes to settle this Texas shootout, and the Frogs finally outlasted the Bears 28-21, stuffing them on one last 4th down!
“We came up so close last week, and then to have the opportunity to get back in it this week and get rewarded for what they’ve been able to do.” said TCU Coach Gary Patterson, “Outside of that, 10 and 2, it’s an amazing year for these guys for everything they’ve gone through.”
The big time win serves as sweet revenge for the Horned Frogs after last year’s 61-58 loss down in Waco that kept them out of the playoffs.
With the Big 12 title now out of reach for both teams, they’ll have to wait and see which Bowl Game comes a calling next week.
Perhaps most memorably the game goes down as a triumphant home finale for Trevone Boykin, making his final start at Carter Stadium. It wasn’t the prettiest statistical way to go out for the QB that owns the school record for most passing yards and touchdown, but he went out in style.
His last pass at home in a Frog uniform, was the game winning touchdown.
That is what you call going out on top.