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Ft. Worth, TX – The highly anticipated game between No. 9 TCU and No. 5 Baylor lived up to the hype on Saturday with Baylor kicking a last-second field goal to beat TCU by a score of 61-58. Chris Callahan kicked the game-winning 28-yard field goal as time expired. The Bears overcame a 21-point deficit in the fourth quarter after TCU linebacker Marcus Mallett returned a Bryce Petty pass for a score to give the Frogs a 58-37 lead with just over 11-minutes remaining in the ball game. That would be the last points for TCU as the Bears went on a 24-0 run to finish the game. The Bears ran 109 plays and totaled 782 yards of offense. Bryce Petty threw for 510 yards and 6 touchdowns in the win and Shock Linwood rushed for 178 yards to balance the Bears offensive attack. Trevone Boykin led the Frogs with 287 passing yards and 45 yards on the ground. Kolby Listenbee hauled in 4 catches for a career-high 146 yards and 1 touchdown. The two teams traded blows in the first half after TCU raced out to a 14-0 lead. After stopping the Bears on their first possession, the Frogs got the scoring going with a 8-play, 67 yard drive on Trevone Boykin’s 35-yard pass to Kolby Listenbee. On the ensuing drive for the Bears, TCU linebacker Paul Dawson forced a fumble on Shock Linwood after the Baylor had drove to the Frogs 41-yard line. It took the Frogs just 3 plays to score after the turnover when running back B.J. Catalon scored from 3 yards out on an option play. The drive was helped by a 51-yard completion from Boykin to Listenbee. Both teams were forced to punt on their next possessions. Baylor finally got on the board with a 3-play, 77-yard drive when Bryce Petty threw a deep pass to Antwan Goodley that covered 66-yards. Goodley finished with 166 yards on 8 catches and was one of three Bear receivers to surpass 100-yards on the day. The Bears forced another Frogs punt which covered only 27 yards to give Baylor good starting field position at their own 38. The Bears drove to the TCU 5 but the Frogs defense came up strong to force a 22-yard field goal to cut the lead to 14-10 in the first quarter. The Frogs had their best drive of the day on their next possession as they went 90 yards on 15-plays that culminated in a 9-yard touchdown run from Catalon to increase the lead to 21-10. Baylor answered again on a 10-play, 69-yard drive with Petty connecting on a 29-yard pass to Corey Coleman to cut the Frogs’ lead to 21-17. The Frogs kicked a field goal with just under three minutes remaining in the half to go up 24-17. But, once again it took the Bears just over a minute to tie the game as Petty found Cannon streaking down the field for another deep pass that covered 67-yards. Cannon hauled in 6 catches for 124 yards on the day. TCU would answer on the ensuing kickoff as Catalon took the kick and raced 94-yards for a score to put the Frogs up 31-24. The Frogs then forced a Bear punt and took over with good field position at their own 48. But the drive would stall at the Baylor 48 and TCU was forced to punt. The snap to Ethan Perry sailed over Perry’s head which Baylor recovered at the TCU 12. Callahan kicked a 29-yarder to draw the Bears to within four points at halftime with TCU ahead 31-27. TCU would extend their lead to 34-27 on a 20-yard field goal from Jaden Oberkrom but Baylor answered with another Callahan field goal of his own to cut the lead to 34-30. The Frogs again went up by two scores on their next possession after a 40-yard run by Aaron Green helped the Frogs get to the Baylor 2 yard line. Green actually fumbled at the Baylor 20 but Frogs’ receiver Josh Doctson recovered the loose ball. One play later Trevorris Johnson punched it in the end zone to give the Frogs a 41-30 lead. TCU extended their lead to 44-30 after a 37-yard field goal from Oberkrom. Baylor answered once again as they marched 70 yards in 7 plays with Petty tossing his fourth touchdown pass of the day; this time from 47-yards out to Jay Lee to make the score 44-37 at the end of the third quarter. That’s when the fireworks started as the two teams combined to score 38 points in the fourth quarter. TCU extended their lead to 51-37 on Green’s 6-yard touchdown run just 30 seconds into the fourth quarter. The touchdown was set up on a reverse pass from Cameron Echols-Luper to Catalon that covered 59-yards. On Baylor’s next possession, Frogs’ linebacker Marcus Mallet stepped in front of Petty’s pass on 3rd and 10 and returned it 49 yards for the score that pushed the lead to 58-37 with just 11:38 remaining in the game. An unsportsmanlike penalty by Chris Hackett and Sam Carter forced the Frogs to kick from their own 10-yard line following the penalty. That could’ve been the change in momentum. It took Baylor just 59-seconds to score on their next possession, a 4-play, 45-yard drive that was culminated with a 7-yard run by Devin Chafin that cut the Frogs’ lead to 58-44 with 10:39 remaining. TCU’s next drive only lasted 2:37 but a Perry punt forced the Bears to start at their own 8. A pass interference penalty on TCU cornerback Kevin White helped the Bears kickstart the drive as it took just 5-plays to cover 92 yards with Petty tossing his fifth touchdown pass of the night; this time from 28-yards out to Goodley to cut the Frogs’ lead to 58-51. The Bears defense forced another three and out on the Frogs’ next possession and Perry booted a punt to the Baylor 9. Once again, TCU’s defense had no answer for Baylor’s offense as it took the Bears just 5 plays and 59-seconds to score from 91-yards out as Petty tossed his sixth touchdown of the night to Corey Coleman from 25 yards out. TCU regained possession with 4:42 left in the game and drove the ball to the Baylor 45. On fourth and four, Boykin’s attempted pass to Doctson was broken up by Ryan Reid. The Bears took over possession with just 1:11 left on the clock. Shock Linwood carried the Bears’ last drive as he rushed 5 times for 29 yards to get the Bears to the TCU 11. Callahan booted the game-winning field goal on the next and last play of the game.
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