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.