FORT Worth, Texas (NWN) – Chandler Morris threw 461 yards and two touchdowns on his first start for TCU and the Horned Frogs beat No. 14 Baylor 30-28 on Saturday in their first game without Gary Patterson since 1997 .
The Horned Frogs (4-5, 2-4 Big 12) broke a three-game losing streak six days after school, and Patterson agreed to split immediately before completing his 21st season as head coach. expressed. They had lost five of their last six matches and were 21-22 since the start of 2018.
Baylor was driving (7-2, 4-2) and went past midfield after the Frogs missed a field goal attempt when linebacker Shadrak Banks dropped a pass from Gerry Bohannon with 1:03 left. Gave.
Bohannon finished 14 of 20 for 214 yards with three TDs and two interceptions, and Abram Smith ran for 125 yards for Baylor, whose three-game winning streak was broken. Tyquan Thornton had five catches for 121 yards and two TDs.
Morris, a redshirt freshman who moved from Oklahoma and is the son of former Arkansas and SMU head coach Chad Morris, completed 29 of 41 passes. He also led the Frogs with a TD on a run of 70 yards and 11 carries. Morris took over in the second half last week for Max Dugan, who has been playing with a fracture in his leg since an injury at Texas Tech on October 9.
Patterson joined TCU as defensive coordinator in 1998, then was promoted to head coach before the Mobile Alabama Bowl at the end of the 2000 regular season, when Dennis Franchione left for Alabama. Patterson became TCU’s most winning head coach with 181 wins.
Jerry Kill, the former Minnesota coach who was the best man at Patterson’s marriage and had an off-field role on his staff, took over as interim head coach.
After TCU blocked a field goal and brought the ball back to an interception in the end zone, Frog was 30-21 on Morris’s 19-yard TD on Morris’s 19-yard TD for 11:59 on 12 plays. Proceed to go ahead. Johnson took five catches for 142 yards.
TCU took the lead on Griffin Kell’s third field goal, 24 yards a minute before halftime which made it 16–14.
Baylor: The loss could really sting for the Bears, who are trying to get back in the Big 12 championship game for the second time in three seasons. The undefeated Oklahoma visits Waco next week. Baylor’s only other loss was at No. 11 Oklahoma State, the only other team ahead of him in the Big 12 standings. After only one penalty in the last two games, Baylor had six penalties for 65 yards.
A big relief for TCU: Horned Frogs and their fans, who stormed the field when the game ended. In what is expected to be a bounce-back season for the Frogs, they still have a final three regular season games and then a bowl game to avoid consecutive losing seasons for the first time since 1996 and 1997.
Baylor: The Bears are back home next Saturday against number four Oklahoma (9-0, 6-0), who will be out on their open date.
TCU: The Horned Frogs will play their second game in a row next Saturday against the ranked No. 11 Oklahoma State team.
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