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TCU vs. Baylor: Game Thread & Three Things to Watch

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Come chat as you watch the Frogs and Bears square off.

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TCU and Baylor. Baylor and TCU. It's the Revivalry, and even though the expectations for this game were bigger just a month ago, there's still a lot on the line. Will Baylor have a shot at the Big 12 Championship? Is TCU going to send Boykin out on top? Are the Frogs destined for the Alamo bowl against a Pac12 opponent, or the Russell Athletic bowl against a team from the ACC?

We'll know the answer to all of these questions after tonight's game. Here are three things to keep an eye on throughout the matchup.

The Battle in the Trenches

Andrew Billings is a beast. Shawn Oakman can be one too, when he tries. How the TCU OL holds up is key to their offensive success. On the other side of things, Davion Pierson, Aaron Curry, and the rest of TCU's defensive line needs to play like they did against Oklahoma. Disrupting Chris Johnson's timing in his first start will be key to disrupting Baylor's offense.

Aaron Green running like there's no tomorrow

Aaron Green has run for 1,099 yards this season. That's good for 9th on TCU's single-season record list. With 12 more yards, he'll jump to 7th, and with 185 yards, he'll pass Jim Swink's 1955 season for 6th best. He's been running with renewed energy the past two weeks, and while it's unlikely he'll reach Swink today, he can get pretty close against a Baylor run defense that's allowing about 156 rushing yards per game.

Does No. 2 Play?

Trevone Boykin is probably to play tonight. I hope, like all of you, that the jogs out on to the field with the offense. If he does, I truly like TCU's chances to come away with the win. If he doesn't, it's going to be a battle.

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