They should go ahead and name McLane the Thunderdome, because only one contender is going to come out of this game alive. Here are three themes to this game that will shape Baylor and TCU's big moment on the stage.
TCU knocked off Oklahoma last week at home to vault into the Top 15 of our College Football Power Rankings. The upsets should stop there, however, as the Horned Frogs head to Waco, Texas without enough firepower to hang with one of the best all-around teams in all of college football.
Until he did it, no one thought Gary Patterson would embrace an up-tempo spread offense. Not even his boss.
The player thought to be a potential liability for TCU this season has developed into a reason they could win the Big 12. Trevone Boykin's best position is not wide receiver, and Texas A&M transfer Matt Joeckel was not going to be handed the starting job.
“Everybody else gets to play a rivalry game at the end. I don’t understand why this doesn’t get moved to the end,” he said.
The series is tied at 51-51-7 heading into the 110th meeting between the schools, and few meetings have loomed larger.