“I’ve been waiting for this game for over a year,” said Michaela Coon, a junior strategic communication major.
Many Frog fans are willing to give up a family Thanksgiving in order to cheer on TCU. A large contingent of students will stay in Fort Worth for the game instead of heading home for the break.
“The TCU-Baylor game is the biggest rivalry of the year,” said Chandler Lotridge, a sophomore Carter Ambassador. “Also who doesn’t love watching good football during the holiday season?”
Last year, TCU fell to Baylor 61-58 in the last few minutes of the game. TCU and Baylor then went on to be Co-Champions of the Big 12.
This year’s game is during the students’ Thanksgiving break. Some of those going home are upset that the game is taking place during the break.
“I am kind of bummed that I do not get to come back for the game,” said Lindsey Hayob, a junior child development major.
It is the third consecutive year that the TCU-Baylor game has been played during a break on TCU’s academic calendar. Last year’s contest took place over fall break last year, and the 2013 game was played on the Saturday of Thanksgiving break.
TCU fans are making the best of the unfortunate timing.
“I love turkey, I love dressing, and I love the Frogs,” said Bryan Cox, a senior accounting major.
Kickoff for the Baylor-TCU game will be at 6:30 p.m.