Baylor Football: 3 overreactions to triple-overtime win at TCU

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Baylor football survived a triple-overtime ordeal against TCU in Week 11, winning 29-23 on the road. Let’s overreact to the Bears’ ninth win in 2019.

After a 51-yard field goal near the end of regulation, several acrobatic catches by wideout Denzel Mims and some lengthy official reviews, the Baylor Bears emerged with a 29-23 triple-overtime win against TCU.

The road win preserves the undefeated mark for the Bears, who won their ninth in a row to begin 2019. The 9-0 Bears will next host Oklahoma with ESPN College GameDay in town for Week 12.

For TCU, on the other hand, the loss was a bitter disappointment. It’s now the Horned Frogs’ fourth loss in five games, the only win being a 37-27 result against then-No. 15 Texas.

Let’s overreact to Baylor’s Week 11 win against TCU.

3. Bears’ defense is a game-saver

Once again, Baylor’s defense showed that it is capable of carrying this team. The Bears forced TCU quarterback Max Duggan into a forgettable performance: 14-of-32 completions for 140 yards, one touchdown, and three interceptions.

Baylor also forced TCU into a punt or an interception on nine possessions. Bears linebacker Terrel Bernard led the way with 19 tackles and one sack. Blake Lynch and Jordan Williams added 11 tackles apiece. Despite the three overtime periods inflating the final score a bit (after a 9-9 tie to end regulation), the Bears rank first in the Big 12 in allowing only 19 points per game.

It will be fascinating to watch this Bears defense go against a high-powered Sooners offense in Week 12. Baylor has forced 18 turnovers this season, tied for the best in the Big 12 with Texas Tech.

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