If the Frogs won’t to keep their bowl dreams alive, they have to knock off the Baylor Bears in Waco. But TCU coach Gary Patterson isn’t buying into the “must-win” cliché for his team that sits at 4-6.
“Do we want to win? Yes, we’ve got to win,” Patterson said. “Is it a must? You want to have some urgency about doing it, but I don’t think you’re panicking. If you’re not careful, you cause a lot more problems than you do about the other side.
“When you’re struggling, what you need to do is worry about you.”
With that being said, here’s everything you need to know going into Saturday’s game — The details
Where: McLane Stadium, Waco
TV: FS1 (Justin Kutcher, DeMarco Murray, Petros Papadakis)
Radio: WBAP 820 AM, KTCU 88.7 FM, Sirius 106, XM 200 (Brian Estridge, John Denton, Landry Burdine)
Spanish Radio: KFZO 99.1 FM (Miguel Cruz, Elvis Gallegos)
The line: Baylor by 2 (over/under 51 1/2)
Did you know?
TCU has faced Baylor more than any other school in its history as Saturday is the 114th meeting between the programs. … The first game was a scoreless tie, 0-0, in 1899. Both schools were located in Waco at that time. … TCU has won three straight over Baylor, including a 62-22 victory in 2016 in its last trip to Waco. … Gary Patterson is 7-3 in his career against Baylor. … TCU has lost twice to Baylor since joining the Big 12. Each loss was by three points.
They said it
“For me, it’s for the seniors. The goal is to give them the best season.” — TCU coach Gary Patterson on his team that sits at 4-6
“This is a special group to me. I’d love to get a chance to play one more game with them [in a bowl].” — Baylor coach Matt Rhule on his team that sits at 5-5
TCU hasn’t been dealt a good hand this season, particularly on the injury front. The latest news came earlier this week with the loss of senior DT Joseph Broadnax to an undisclosed medical condition. To TCU’s credit, it has managed to stay in games and it should be able to hang with Baylor longer than it did West Virginia. In the end, though, the Bears will eventually wear down the Frogs.
Baylor 21, TCU 17.
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