Baylor stunned TCU Friday night in Waco during a nationally televised ESPN primetime game. The loss ended TCU’s 25 win regular season streak, the longest in Division 1-A football, and will likely prevent the defending Rose Bowl Champion from tasting BCS glory next January.
The Bears withstood a furious 4th quarter rally from the Horned Frogs. TCU scored 25 unanswered points in the final period to take a 48-47 lead with a few minutes left.
Quarterback Robert Griffith III calmly led the Bears down the field and got into field goal position. Kicker Aaron Jones knocked in a 37 yard field goal from the right hash with 1:04 to play to put Baylor ahead 50-48.
The drive was emblematic of Griffith’s performance Friday night. He moved the chains and threw with deadly precision. Several of his long balls looked Heisman worthy. On the night, he was 21-27 and threw for 359 yards.
A last minute interception by Mike Hicks secured the Bears’ victory. It was TCU’s only turnover on the night.
This is his signature win and the most impressive victory in the Art Briles era. Rejoice Baylor! You’re the talk of the college football world.