TCU’s offense has struggled again today, especially now that Grayson Muehlstein has entered the game at quarterback.
But Jalen Reagor will not be stopped. He took his second reception of the day 65 yards to give TCU a 9-6 lead heading into the half. Check it out:
Jalen Reagor is a cheat code— FOX College Football (@CFBONFOX) November 17, 2018
The @tcufootball WR takes the screen 65-yds to the house! pic.twitter.com/AP4mJYKmTf
The extra point was blocked.
On the podcast this week, Parker and I talked about how important it would be for TCU’s defense to force turnovers and hold Baylor on third downs. At the half TCU is +2 in the turnover department, while Baylor is 0-5 on third down.
The Frogs got the scoring started off in this game after Ben Banogu forced a fumble on Baylor’s first possession. Darius Anderson got the Frogs into the redzone, where Jonathan Song kicked a 29 yard field goal.
The Frogs carried that lead through much of the first quarter, before Charlie Brewer orchestrated an 80-yard drive, capped when Brewer ran it seven yards for a touchdown. TCU blocked the extra point, giving the Bears a 6-3 lead.
TCU’s offense went back to looking rather incapable of doing anything after that, with the Frogs punting multiple times.
It was at this point that Michael Collins got hurt. Collins was hit after letting go of the ball, and he went down holding his right leg. He was helped to the sideline, where he was briefly examined before being carted off.
In other injury news, Darius Anderson and Sewo Olonilua both got banged up in the first half, and Emari Demercado saw significant playing time, alongside Muehlstein.
The third quarter is getting underway, so let’s see if the Frogs can hold on to this lead.