Baylor vs. TCU: Game Preview With TV Schedule

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Coming off one of the most unexpected blowouts and the only loss of the season for the team, the Baylor Bears are looking to rebound and finish the season off strong as they are 9-1 right now. With two games remaining on the schedule, the Bears will need to win out to have a chance at a BCS bowl berth.

On the other side of the field, the TCU Horned Frogs have had the epitome of a down year after a somewhat successful season in 2012. The Horned Frogs are just 4-7 on the year and this normally-successful program will be missing a bowl game for the first time in recent memory.

Baylor has been one of the best teams in the nation offensively. Ranking in the top-10 in most important offensive categories, it looks like the Bears have what it takes to make a splash in the BCS race — even after a blowout loss. Bryce Petty has been involved in Heisman talks recently and it looks like he could make a run at the trophy with his 3,351 yards and 26 touchdowns. He has completed 58 passes to Antwan Goodley who has also accounted for 1,193 yards and 12 touchdowns. Top running back Lache Seastrunk may be back this week after suffering a groin injury that has put him on the shelf for quite some time.

The Horned Frogs have been anything but impressive on offense this season, ranking in the bottom half of the nation in nearly every major offensive category. It looks like quarterback Casey Pachall has been taking advantage of his time back on the field, passing for 1,201 yards and four touchdowns on the year after missing five games with an injury. However, the Horned Frogs have won just a single game since he has been back and they have not gotten much help from the rest of the offense as well as Pachall’s seven interceptions. Trevone Boykin had 1,177 yards and six touchdowns with seven interceptions of his own in Pachall’s absence.

Defensively, the Horned Frogs have not been as solid as they usually are. The Horned Frogs rank 40th in the nation in points allowed as well as a more-impressive 23rd-ranking in yards allowed per game. Baylor has been solid, ranking 22nd in points allowed per game to go along with a 30th-ranking in yards allowed.

Baylor will travel to TCU to take on the Horned Frogs at 3:30 p.m. EST on Saturday, Nov. 30. The game will be broadcasted on ESPN 2.

PREDICTION: Baylor 34, TCU 20

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