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Miracle on the Brazos 2.0-- Baylor 61, TCU 58

Down 58-37 in the fourth quarter, Baylor pulled off a comeback for the ages in the first top-10 matchup in McLane Stadium history.

Tom Pennington

I had an entire post written up slamming our secondary, pass rush, and special teams that I had to trash due to the most amazing comeback in Baylor history.  With 11:38 left in the fourth quarter, Bryce Petty threw an interception that TCU LB Marcus Mallet returned for a touchdown to give the Horned Frogs a 58-37 lead.  The rest of the way, Petty turned on the Heisman jets, throwing for 3 TDs and over 150 yards to lead the Bears to an improbable, unbelievable victory over #9 TCU.

For all the talk about how our offense wilts against top competition, the Bears finished with 782 yards of total offense, including a career-high 510 for Petty.  He also had 6 touchdowns against his 2 INTs on 28/52 passing.  Shock Linwood had another outstanding game, putting up 178 yards on 29 carries, and Devin Chafin returned to add 43 of his own.  Three different Baylor receivers crested 100 receiving yards led by Antwan Goodley's 8 catches for 158. The 119 combined points is the most in any matchup between top-10 teams.

I have no words for what we've seen.  Down 58-37, the game seemed all but over.  I said as much on Twitter.  12 minutes of game time (and about an hour later), Baylor walks away with a 61-58 win over the #9 team in the country.  Perhaps we should have known it would end this way because this is how Baylor and TCU play.

There's going to be a lot of gifs and videos to come, so stick around.  For now, I'm off to Twitter to gather reactions to an unbelievable Baylor win!

Players of the Game:

Offense: Bryce Petty
Defense: I have no idea.
Special Teams: Chris Callahan!!!!

Team Stat Comparison

1st Downs 23 39
3rd down efficiency
7-20 5-18
4th down efficiency
1-3 4-6
Total Yards 485 782
Passing 346 510
22-48 28-55
Yards per pass
7.2 9.3
Rushing 139 272
Rushing Attempts
41 54
Yards per rush
3.4 5.0
Penalties 8-113 12-117
Turnovers 1 3
Fumbles lost
1 1
Interceptions thrown
0 2
Possession 26:30 33:30