When Casey Pachall committed to TCU on December 12, 2008, few could have imagined the rocky path his career would take.
The Baylor offense grabs the headlines, but it’s the Bears’ defense that has quietly been the X-factor during their ascent in the Big 12 Conference this year.
Until the ninth-ranked Bears (9-1, 6-1 Big 12) were slowed at Oklahoma State last week — and slowed is a relative term because Baylor still finished with 453 total yards — it seemed unlikely any team would limit the Bears’ ultra-uptempo attack and track star receivers.
TCU will not be going to a bowl game after its game against Baylor, but that does not mean the Horned Frogs will not be taking the matchup seriously.
Much has changed for both teams since their 2012 meeting. The Frogs moved to 5-1 after rolling past Baylor by a score of 49-21 last year, but since that meeting, TCU is 6-12 while the Bears are 13-4.
The Baylor Bears saw their national title hopes go up in flames last week with a blowout loss at Oklahoma State. They will need to quickly refocus when they visit the TCU Horned Frogs on Saturday (3:30 p.m. ET, ESPN2) at Amon Carter Stadium.
Don’t get TCU men’s basketball coach Trent Johnson wrong. He was thrilled to see Amric Fields’ success in his first game back in over a year.
Natalie Ventress scored 14 points and added nine rebounds to lead TCU past Florida Gulf Coast 68-47 on Tuesday night.
The Eagles were blown out by TCU, 68-47, in their first game of the Hardwood Tournament of Hope in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. FGCU (3-2) plays the Cardinal (6-1) on Wednesday at 5 p.m. Stanford blew out No. 16 Purdue, 86-69, earlier Tuesday.