TCU Defended Its Perfect Regular-Season Record Against Baylor Tonight

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TCU Defended Its Perfect Regular-Season Record Against Baylor Tonight
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Gary Patterson leads the Horned Frogs

What could we discover from tonight's contest? 14th-ranked TCU had not lost a regular-season game since 2008.  25 in a row, could it continue?

Last year, TCU blasted Baylor 45-10. But Andy Dalton, who called the signals in that game, is gone. Casey Pachall, a sophomore, is replacing Dalton.  Is he the right man for the job or should Gary Patterson turn to Matt Brown, a redshirt freshman?

Pachall has four new offensive linemen up front and they will need them to keep the Bears at bay.  How will that work out?  

As usual, TCU is expected to have a stingy defense.  But the defense lost six starters from a unit that led the FBS in yards (228.5) and points (12.0) allowed per game.  Will that matter?  Or will TCU extend the win streak and keep on rolling?

With linebackers Tank Carder (Mountain West defensive player of the year) and Tanner Brock returning along with defensive linemen D.J. Yendrey and Stanley Maponga and senior safety Tekerrein Cuba, is there enough to keep the Bears out of the end zone?

Gary Patterson is considered one of the premier coaches in all of college football.  But I'm sure Baylor's Art Briles remembers how the Horned Frogs jumped all over his Bears last season.  What special surprises will he conjure up for the opener in front of the home crowd in Waco, Texas? 

More importantly, can TCU's inexperienced defense stop Baylor's Robert Griffin III, a world class athlete, who returns after throwing the most yards in Baylor history, (6,073)?  He threw for 3,501 yards and 22 TDs while completing 67 percent of his passes last season, sixth in the nation.

See how it all turned out and what we learned....

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