Today, the Baylor Bears will take on the AP #9 TCU Horned Frogs at 2:30 CST in a prime time matchup on ABC. Baylor will look to continue their hot start to the season and remain undefeated as they play their first home game in over a month.The bear will also try and take the lead in the series against TCU, which is tied at 51-51-7. TCU is coming off of home win against a Top 10 team in Oklahoma, but this will be their first true road test. The Horned Frogs bring an always steady defense and a new and improved spread offense to McLane Stadium to take on the Bears.
Bryce Petty will look to have a bounce back game a week after throwing 7 of 22 for a little over 100 yards in the friendly confines of McLane Stadium. For the Bears to win, Petty and the rest of the offense will have to be on their game as they are facing one of the top defenses in the country statistically. Gary Patterson is sure to have a quality plan to take on Baylor, as TCU has always played Baylor close.
On defense, the Bears will be without key playmaker, Jamal Palmer, who will be replaced by either Javonte Magee or K.J. Smith. They will need to play well enough opposite of Shawn Oakman that TCU will not be able to key in on him and stop Baylor's rush. The Baylor defense will have to apply consistent pressure on TCU QB Trevone Boykin, who is the Horned Frog's biggest running threat, as well as contain him when he is able to escape.
This is Baylor's first home game in over a month so the fans should be loud and obnoxious as they take on a team that is not too popular in Waco, TX. This is the Bears' toughest opponent to date, but the Bears always play better at home and should be able win this game.