The are four teams in the Big 12 without a conference loss. By the time college football Saturday is over, the Big 12 will have at most three teams left. They also have one of the most entertaining match ups of the week when TCU visits Baylor. In unbelievable fashion, the Horned Frogs could be part of the most anticipated game in the state of Texas.
Five teams are still available to make the college football playoff, but the teams will start dwindling down in the next couple of weeks. If there are a couple of upsets, we’ll see teams eliminated already.
With Kansas State on a bye week, the Wildcats could potentially be in a tie for first place. Therefore, they’ll keep an eye on the competition. With TCU’s win over Oklahoma last week, the conference could get messy in this round robin battle of teams vying for a conference title.
TCU Horned Frogs vs. Baylor Bears
When: Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014 3:30 p.m.
Where: McLane Stadium
If you’re looking for the biggest game of the day in the Big 12, you’d find yourself in Waco, Texas on Saturday afternoon. The Baylor Bears are the defending conference champs, but they have a lot more to do to prove their worth in the Big 12.
As for TCU, they’ve been waiting for this moment for two long years now. Finally, the Horned Frogs are all grown up and ready to take the Big 12 by storm. Just ask Oklahoma how serious TCU is on both sides of the ball.
It’s hard to know how explosive the Baylor offense is this season, but there’s a feeling the country will find out on Saturday. Currently, the Bears have the No.2 offense in the nation, but their competition hasn’t been up to par. It also didn’t help that Bryce Petty injured his back a couple plays into the season. However, Petty says that he “feels no pain” and is ready play his best football of 2014.
Baylor’s running game has been very good with Shock Linwood leading the way. Yet and still, Baylor hasn’t had the same amount of explosive plays as last season. It remains to be seen if that bodes well in the long run for the Bears.
TCU has a strong defensive front six, and their defensive scheme matches up great against Baylor. They only give up 106.8 yards per game on the ground. The pass defense is even better, and that’s where the Horned Frogs will limit Baylor’s big plays.
In the end, it may be up to Trevone Boykin to play a tremendous game on the road. He’s facing a top five defense, and the Bears should be every bit as productive as TCU’s. Boykin will face plenty of pressure from the front four, but he can’t be loose with the ball.
Combined, the starting quarterbacks have 19 touchdowns and three interceptions. Therefore, it would be a shock if it turned into a complete defensive battle, but this game won’t turn into a complete shootout. Expect a couple of big turnovers with these opportunistic defenses. Baylor is at home, so it’s a must win if they are to contend for the Big 12 title.