TCU Football: 3 takeaways from upset win against #12 Baylor

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TCU Football pulled the upset of the #12 Baylor Bears; here are three takeaways.

The TCU Horned Frogs demonstrated how they have taken on the identity of their coach with their 30-28 win over Baylor this afternoon in Fort Worth. Earlier this week, Gary Patterson and the TCU administration decided to mutually part ways.

The next day, Patterson was in the office helping with the game plan against Baylor.

It didn’t matter that he was no longer head coach; he knew that helping with the transition was right. It doesn’t matter what happened, back to work. The TCU Horned Frogs did the same thing this afternoon against Baylor.

Those young men could have packed it in and said, “wait until next season.” Those young men played their hearts out today in their two-point win.

Not only was this the first game without Gary Patterson, but TCU football was also without starting quarterback Max Duggan or running back Zach Evans.

Here are three takeaways from today’s game.

No Duggan or Evans, no problem.

Somewhere former SMU and Arkansas head coach Chad Morris is smiling. Chandler Morris, his son, threw for 461 yards and two touchdowns. Morris also led the Frogs with 70 rushing yards.

What was most impressive about Morris this afternoon was the poise and confidence he played with. The moment was never too big for Morris. This game was all on the Oklahoma transfer’s shoulders as well. TCU could not run the football, so Morris’ play would determine the outcome of the game for the Horned Frogs.

Five-star running back Zach Evans was also out for this game with a foot injury. The injury to Evans severely inhibited TCU’s ability to run the football. Despite rushing for 94 yards, TCU still found a way to move the football.

This afternoon, the Horned Frogs’ victory ended a three-game losing streak for TCU football and kept their slim bowl hopes alive.

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