Frogs pull out 49-21 victory in Waco

TCU quarterback Trevon Boykin does his best Heisman impersonation during the game against the baylor Bears in Waco, Texas on Oct. 13. (TCU/ Matt Coffelt) Baylor quarterback Nick Florence (11) is sacked by TCU defensive end Stansly Maponga (90) and linebacker Joel Hasley (36) in the first half of a NCAA college football game, Saturday, Oct 13, 2012, in Waco, Texas. (AP Photo/Waco Tribune Herald, Jose Yau) A lone Baylor fan watches as TCU fans celebrate a touchdown late in the second half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012, in Waco, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez) TCU quarterback Trevone Boykin waits for the play in the second half of an NCAA college football game against Baylor Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012, in Waco, Texas. Boykin threw for 261 yards and four touchdowns, all those scores coming on third-down plays, and TCU won 49-21 at Baylor on Saturday night to end the Bears' nine-game home winning streak. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez) TCU quarterback Trevone Boykin (2) runs past Baylor cornerback Chance Casey (9) in the first half of a NCAA college football game, Saturday, Oct 13, 2012, in Waco, Texas. (AP Photo/Waco Tribune Herald, Jose Yau) TCU wide receiver Josh Boyce (82) is carried by offensive tackle Halapoulivaati Vaitai as they celebrate a touchdown reception by Boyce against Baylor in the second half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012, in Waco, Texas. TCU defeated Baylor 49-21. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez) TCU wide receiver Josh Boyce (82) comes down with a touchdown reception in front of Baylor 's K.J. Morton (8) in the second half of an NCAA college football game on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012, in Waco, Texas. TCU defeated Baylor 49-21. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez) TCU wide receiver Cam White (88) is lifted in celebration by Blaize Foltz (66) as James Fry (64) watches following White's touchdown reception late in the first half of an NCAA college football game against Baylor Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012, in Waco, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez) TCU wide receiver Skye Dawson (11) leaps past Baylor safety Sam Holl (25) in the second half of an NCAA college football game on Saturday, Oct 13, 2012, in Waco, Texas. (AP Photo/Waco Tribune Herald, Jerry Larson)
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TCU 360's Landon Haaf and Tori Cummings discuss the Frogs' 49-21 win in Waco on Saturday.

The TCU defense forced six Baylor turnovers and the offense converted a late interception into seven points to beat the Bears 49-21 at Floyd Casey stadium. Quarterback Trevone Boykin threw for 261 yards and four touchdowns in his first collegiate road start. He also ran for 56 yards. Baylor’s Nick Florence had 289 yards, two touchdowns and four interceptions.

Defense creates opportunities late
Kevin White intercepted Florence with 10:46 left in the fourth quarter to set up the Frogs in Baylor territory. The Frogs converted the turnover into seven points on a 15-yard pass from Boykin to wide receiver Josh Boyce. The defense stopped Baylor after the Frogs’ score as safety Sam Carter intercepted Florence at the Bears’ 44-yard line to set up another touchdown.

Defense finds footing in first half
The Frogs defense allowed another quick score to open the game like they did last week against Iowa State. Florence hit wide receiver Terrance Williams for a 74-yard touchdown 26 seconds into the game. After that, the TCU defense found ways to stop the Bears offense from scoring again in the first half. Cornerback Jason Verrett and safety Chris Hackett picked off Florence and Carter recorded two sacks. Hackett also recovered a fumble forced by defensive end Devonte Fields.

Second half offense for Baylor
Baylor used one minute and 36 seconds to get back in the game.The Bears threw for 59 yards on the drive in the third quarter. Florence capped it off with a five yard score at the 9:12 mark to bring the bears within seven at 21-14. The Baylor offense found another hole in the TCU defense late in the third quarter. With 1:13 to go, Florence hit Williams for a one-play 77-yard touchdown score to cut the lead to 28-21. The Bears used 15 seconds on the drive.  

Keeping Drives Alive
The Frogs converted on fourth down and four third downs during their second scoring drive. Wide receiver Cam White took the final third down of the drive for an 18 yard touchdown, his second score of the night and his career. White had four receptions for 51 yards and two touchdowns. The Frogs also used 15 plays to go up 28-14 with 1:28 left in the third quarter.
 

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