Baylor's Title Hopes Come To An End With Overtime Loss To TCU

The #7 Baylor Bears traveled to Dallas to take on the #19 TCU Horned Frogs on what turned out to be a rainy night that saw the game delayed at the start due to a lightening storm in the area.

When the game finally got started, the Bears got on the board first when Devin Chafin scored a one-yard rushing touchdown, followed by Chris Callahan kicking the extra point to put the Bears up 7-0 with 10:40 left in the first quarter. The Horned Frogs responded just two minutes later when quarterback Trevone Boykin threw a 25-yard touchdown pass, which was followed by an extra point from Jaden Oberkrom that tied the game at seven with 8:55 left in the quarter.

Baylor wasted no time in scoring again, as just over a minute later Chafin scored his second rushing touchdown of the day, this one from five yards out, which was followed by the extra point attempt from Callahan, who knocked it through to put the Bears up 14-7. The rest of the quarter saw no scoring, and the score at the end of the first quarter was 14-7 in favor of the visiting Bears.

The Horned Frogs scored just over two minutes into the second quarter when Baylor’s Chris Johnson fumbled the ball at the TCU 38 yard line. The fumble was recovered by Josh Carraway from the Horned Frogs, who returned it for a touchdown, which, after a extra point attempt that was good, tied the game at 14 with most of the second quarter still to play.

The game would remain scoreless, with heavy rain making it difficult for either team to maintain possession and get a drive going. The game ended up going into overtime, still tied at 14, with the Bears getting the first possession. Their drive ended with a four-yard touchdown pass by Johnson, that after the extra point put the Bears up for the first time since the first quarter.

The Horned Frogs got the ball next, and also scored a touchdown, after Boykin ran it in from one yard out. Oberkrom then came on and knocked the extra point through to send the game to a second overtime. In the second overtime, the Bears were unable to score, and the Horned Frogs took advantage as Boykin threw an eight-yard touchdown pass for what turned out to be the game-winning touchdown.

The loss is a devastating one for the Bears, as this loss will most likely eliminate any hopes they had of being in contention for the College Football Playoff at the end of the season. TCU, meanwhile, will probably move up in the rankings thanks to their win over a team that was ranked higher than them.