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Baylor Bears Game Day: TCU Horned Frogs

Our second bye week is finally, mercifully over and the Bears stand ready to welcome the Frogs back to Waco for the first time in nearly two decades as conference mates.

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RV/RV BAYLOR (3-1, 0-1) vs. RV/23 TCU (4-1, 1-1)
Oct. 13, 2012 | 6 p.m. CT
Waco, Texas | Floyd Casey Stadium (50,000)

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Not much new information to share with you this week since our opponent is one we know well. All the vitals you need to know (TV, tickets, location, time) are all up there ready for you with links to the major information. As for everything else...

Matchup: Baylor Bears vs. TCU Horned Frogs
Series: Tied, 50-50-7 (bet you didn't know THAT, did you?)
Last: 9/2/2011: Baylor won 50-48

Both teams have a conference loss so far this season. Baylor obviously lost our last game in Morgantown to the now-#4-ranked West Virginia Mountaineers 70-63. TCU lost this past weekend in Fort Worth to the Iowa State Cyclones 37-23. For a look at the rest of their schedule (as far as I know, all of those links work):

2012 TCU HORNED FROGS SCHEDULE
DATE OPPONENT RESULT/TIME RECORD/TICKETS
Sat, Sept 8 1-0 (0-0)
Sat, Sept 15 2-0 (1-0)
Sat, Sept 22 3-0 (1-0)
Sat, Sept 29 4-0 (1-0)
Sat, Oct 6 4-1 (1-1)
Sat, Oct 13 7:00 PM ET Tickets
Sat, Oct 20 TBD Tickets
Sat, Oct 27 TBD Tickets
Sat, Nov 3 TBD Tickets
Sat, Nov 10 TBD Tickets
Thu, Nov 22 7:30 PM ET ESPN Tickets
Sat, Dec 1 TBD Tickets

You'll see this in the next few days as we take a deeper look at their previews, but suffice to say that theirs is a story of competence defense and incompetent offense. Even with now-dismissed QB Casey Pachall running the show, their offense has had tremendous difficulty with turnovers, particularly in the redzone. Moving between the 20s isn't a problem, so the traditional stats like yardage per game is extremely misleading. They have had tremendous difficult scoring with regularity against better teams because of the gun permanently pointed at their cleats.

On a larger note, their team has been absolutely racked by injuries, defections, and losses both academic and disciplinary in nature. By my count, they have nearly two dozen scholarship players out for one reason or another in the last 12 months. Some of those losses were significant contributors and/or starters on both offense and defense, such as QB Casey Pachall, RB Waymon James, and a whole host of offensive linemen. The TCU team taking the field Saturday will be both young and inexperienced. Let's hope we can take advantage.

Links of Note:

----- Official Preview from BaylorBears.com
----- Official Preview from GoFrogs.cstv.com
----- TCU Statistical Profile from Football Study Hall
----- SB Nation's Preview of the TCU Horned Frogs

Use this as the repository of all general information you might need for this weekend's game, and GET EXCITED FOR THE TCU HORNED FROGS!