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Halftime in Waco: Baylor 27, TCU 31 after crazy first half

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After going down 14-0 to start the game, the Bears roared back to tie it up going into the half at 24 before giving up a kick return TD. If your blood pressure is out of control, you're not alone.

Tom Pennington

Special teams and a lone turnover that shouldn't have happened are the differences now in a game where Baylor fought back to tie things up and then gave up a huge play.  I think we can say Bryce Petty has bounced back from his subpar game against the Longhorns, since he finished the half with 15-29 passing for exactly 300 yards and 3 TDs.

TCU had a significant amount of success through the air early, picking on Ryan Reid repeatedly down the field.  Baylor's defense stiffened as the quarter went on, forcing four three-and-outs in five possessions at one point with a TD sandwiched in between.  Really, the only big black mark of the second quarter came on that kickoff return, which occurred right after Baylor had tied the game at 24 and eliminated the Bears' momentum, some of which was recaptured when TCU snapped the ball over its own punter's head with seconds remaining and Chris Callahan was able to hit his second field goal of the day.

It should be noted that because TCU won the toss and deferred, they will receive the opening kickoff of the second half.  Baylor is going to need to continue the defensive pressure of the second quarter to try to slow down the Horned Frogs in the second half while also keeping up the pace on offense.

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTER TCU BAY
TD 9:32 T. Boykin pass,to K. Listenbee for 35 yds for a TD, (J. Oberkrom KICK)
Drive info: 8 plays, 67 yds in 2:28
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7 0
TD 7:40 B. Catalon run for 3 yds for a TD, (J. Oberkrom KICK)
Drive info: 3 plays, 66 yds in 0:41
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14 0
TD 2:03 B. Petty pass,to A. Goodley for 66 yds for a TD, (C. Callahan KICK)
Drive info: 3 plays, 77 yds in 0:27
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14 7
TD 0:02 C. Callahan 22 yd FG GOOD
Drive info: 22 plays, 137 yds in 6:17
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14 10
SECOND QUARTER TCU BAY
TD 10:15 B. Catalon run for 9 yds for a TD, (J. Oberkrom KICK)
Drive info: 22 plays, 137 yds in 6:17
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21 10
TD 7:07 B. Petty pass,to C. Coleman for 29 yds for a TD, (C. Callahan KICK)
Drive info: 10 plays, 69 yds in 3:08
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21 17
FG 2:44 J. Oberkrom 39 yd FG GOOD
Drive info: 8 plays, 45 yds in 2:25
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24 17
TD 1:49 B. Petty pass,to K. Cannon for 67 yds for a TD, (C. Callahan KICK)
Drive info: 4 plays, 78 yds in 0:55
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24 24
TD 1:38 B.J. Catalon 94 Yd Kickoff Return (Jaden Oberkrom Kick)Watch Highlight 31 24

Team Stat Comparison

TCU BAY
1st Downs 13 15
3rd down efficiency
4-11 3-11
4th down efficiency
1-2 2-4
Total Yards 205 381
Passing 165 300
Comp-Att
11-25 15-29
Yards per pass
6.6 10.3
Rushing 40 81
Rushing Attempts
24 24
Yards per rush
1.7 3.4
Penalties 2-23 6-55
Turnovers 1 1
Fumbles lost
1 1
Interceptions thrown
0 0
Possession 10:49 19:03