The No. 9 Baylor Bears escaped Fort Worth with a 41-38 win over TCU at Amon Carter Stadium on Saturday.
Baylor (10-1, 7-1) were on the ropes late in the fourth quarter with TCU (4-8, 2-7) trailing 41-38 with a chance to tie the Bears or take the lead in the final minute of the game.
From the Baylor 23-yard line, senior TCU quarterback Casey Pachall looked for a receiver near the goal line, but the ball was tipped and intercepted by sophomore safety Terrell Burt in the end zone to seal Baylor’s 41-38 victory and keep Baylor’s dream of a Big 12 championship alive.
Baylor volleyball dropped their third straight conference match on Saturday night in a five-set match against in-state rival Texas Christian. With the win, TCU swept the season series against Baylor. Baylor lost 25-21, 21-25, 18-25, 29-27, 15-5. With the loss, the Bears dropped to 11-16 on the season and 3-8 in Big 12 play.
The timing couldn’t have been more perfect for the Baylor Bears to win their second consecutive Big 12 game, defeating TCU 1-0 on Friday to close out the regular season.
“We’re a good team,” Baylor co-head coach Marci Jobson said. “We’ve always been a good team. We’ve suffered some losses and can play with anybody.
Baylor soccer closed out the regular season with a 1-0 win against TCU on Friday for the Bears second consecutive win in Big 12 play for the first time this season.
The Baylor defense kept the TCU’s offense in check, and sophomore forward Bri Campos scored on a free kick from 26 yards out to give Baylor the lead. Baylor was aggressive the whole night, outshooting TCU 16-8 with an advantage of 8-0 in shots on goal.
Baylor will finish out its regular season against TCU at 7 p.m. today at Garvey-Rosenthal Soccer Stadium in Fort Worth. After breaking its six-game winless streak, Baylor hopes to carry that momentum to snatch another win.
With an 8-0-0 record against TCU all-time, the Bears have never lost to TCU, but the Horned Frogs are ready to improve their seeding for the upcoming Big 12 Tournament, as they stand in a three-way tie for fifth place along with Baylor and Iowa State.
The Baylor Bears lost a weekend series to TCU in Fort Worth two games to one. The Baylor baseball team was victorious 3-2 in the first game on Friday night and then lost 2-1 in 15 innings on Saturday before losing a close 5-4 contest on Sunday.
The 15th-ranked Baylor men’s tennis team won the outright Big 12 Regular Season Championship after beating the 37th-ranked TCU Horned Frogs 5-2 Sunday. The team also celebrated senior Roberto Maytin’s “Senior Night.”
The Baylor Bears are just a half game out of first place in the Big 12 with a 7-4 conference record and a 19-18 overall record. Baylor travels north to Fort Worth this weekend for a crucial three-game weekend series against the TCU Horned Frogs.
West Virginia: 12 of 15, 80 percent
TCU: 14 of 19, 73.68 percent
Big 12 Conference: 26 of 34, 76 percent
So far in Big 12 Conference games the Baylor defense has allowed its opponents to convert on third downs more than 76 percent of the time (26 of 34).
Before Baylor enters the tunnel to run out onto the field at Floyd Casey Stadium, the team hits a sign above the doorway that says “Finish Strong.”
“We aren’t going to put our heads down and throw in the towel,” senior quarterback Nick Florence said. “We still have seven more games left. There is still a lot of football to be played. When it comes to bowls, you are defined by how you finish. We’re going to keep fighting until the end.”