With six turnovers, the Baylor Bears fell to the TCU Horned Frogs 49-21, breaking their nine game home win streak.
“Very humbling. Very embarrassing,” Baylor head coach Art Briles said. “Very uncharacteristic of our football team over the last four years to turn the ball over that many times and not get any takeaways. It equates to a bad night.”
The game started out as any other has this season with a 74-yard touchdown pass to senior wide receiver Terrance Williams, taking all of 26 seconds.
Williams finished the game with three catches for a pair of touchdowns and 163 yards.
“They called a double move,” Williams said. “They threw the ball to a spot where I could run under it.”
Senior quarterback Nick Florence wasn’t himself, throwing four interceptions.
Florence was 12-of-19 for 289 yards and a pair of touchdowns.
“I just tell [Florence] to keep playing your game, and don’t worry about what’s going on,” Williams said. “I think we did a great job of having him clear his turnovers. I feel like that was a positive tonight.”
On the defensive side of the ball, Baylor allowed TCU 509 total offensive yards and 14-of-19 conversions on third down.
“Guys just weren’t wrapping up,” junior nickelback Ahmad Dixon said. “We weren’t driving our feet through tackles.”
TCU controlled the game with 41:52 on offense.
In the third quarter, Baylor was on offense for a mere 1:51.
After a bye week, this was not the way Baylor wanted to come out and play.
“Very humiliating,” Briles said. “Not just to us coaches but to our players also.”
The Bears have to bounce back with seven more games on their schedule.
Next up, Baylor travels to Austin to take on another team who suffered a demoralizing loss today, the Texas Longhorns.
“I’m not worried about the way we’re going to respond because I know we’ll be alright,” junior safety Sam Holl said. “We’re trained to respond well and clear games. We can’t fix what just happened tonight. We can’t go back and replay it, so we just don’t think about it. We will go into practice this week, work hard and just get better.”