The Bears have now lost four straight games while the Frogs snapped a three-game skid of their own and avoided their first four-game losing streak since 1998. Baylor is 23-24 overall under Aranda in his fourth year, and his team has lost 12 of its last 15 overall.
“It’s been a disappointing year for them, just like it has for us,” TCU head coach Sonny Dykes said. “Man, it feels good to get a win. It’s been a while it seems like.”
Saturday was the 119th meeting between Baylor and TCU, but it was the first time the two teams have played for the Bluebonnet Battle trophy.
TCU's 42-17 win conveys the season that could've been in Fort Worth, and condemns the calamitous two-year fall from grace in Waco.
TCU's on a down year, and Baylor wasn't really close on Saturday. Patrick Swayze, in the cinematic masterpiece that is "Roadhouse", once said it'll get worse before it gets better. The question is, what's worse than this?
TCU will be housing the new Bluebonnet Battle trophy for the next year after beating Baylor 42-17 on senior day.
For everyone, it was an important to send the seniors off with a win.
“I know they just came up with the trophy, but it’s really been here a while now,” said linebacker Shad Banks Jr. “It’s Baylor. We don’t like Baylor, so it feel really good to beat them three years in a row.”
The Baylor Football head coach met with the media after the Bears blowout loss in the rivalry matchup.
TCU can still get bowl eligible after 42-17 win over Baylor with 2 TDs each from Wiley and Bailey
Wiley caught seven passes for 178 yards with catch-and-run scores of 81 and 28 yards, and Emani Bailey added two long touchdown runs as the Horned Frogs snapped a three-game losing streak with a 42-17 victory over their instate rival Saturday.
“Every time I looked for him, he was like running wide open, making guys miss and running great routes,” said quarterback Josh Hoover, who was 24-of-29 passing for 412 yards with both of his touchdowns to the 6-foot-7 tight end.
Blue Bombers running back Brady Oliveira had found the gap and was about to break out for a lengthy run, the kind that gave him the most rushing yards in the CFL this season, when defensive end Lwal Uguak slid off his blocker and drove the speedster into the ground.
Uguak’s big hit drew gasps from the 28,808 fans at Tim Hortons Field and shifted the game’s momentum in the third quarter. It also helped the Montreal Alouettes rally to a 28-24 victory over Winnipeg on Sunday for their first Grey Cup championship in 13 years.
“There’s some dogs on this defence and we showed that today,” said Uguak with confetti still on his shoulder. “We didn’t bend, we didn’t break.
“We knew we were going to take care of business and now we’re here as Grey Cup champs. Immortal. We’re standing in history forever.”