As Selection Sunday draws near, the perfect execution of the late game by TCU keeps the Horned Frogs undefeated and in the hunt for a spot in the College Football Playoff.
In order to keep its perfect record and its No. 4 standing in the College Football Playoff rankings, TCU was forced to play its opponent from the Big 12 Conference, Baylor, away from home.
That it did, in the most spectacular way that was even remotely imaginable.
TCU prevailed against Baylor with a 29-28 victory, which was only sealed in the very last second when the team’s field goal unit sprinted onto the field as the seconds ticked away to secure the victory. TCU’s triumph came despite Baylor’s late comeback attempt.
Baylor seemed to have gained control of the game after scoring 14 straight points in the fourth quarter, building an eight-point lead, and racking up over 500 total yards in the game. TCU scored 14 unanswered points in the final quarter to come back and win the game.
TCU failed to convert a two-point try after scoring a touchdown with two minutes and seven seconds remaining in the game’s regulation time. The missed extra point attempt occurred in the third quarter.
After today’s victory, TCU has now prevailed over eight opponents that are sitting at.500 or higher in their overall record. Tennessee has five, while Georgia has six, and Ohio State has the other five.
It has been seven years since the last time that TCU concluded a season with a perfect 13-0 record and won the Rose Bowl. TCU is currently 11-0 for the first time since then.
But the Horned Frogs will still have their detractors because of their sluggish performance on the road, but as long as they continue to win and finish the season as undefeated conference champions, there’s no argument to keep them out of the College Football Playoff because of the committee’s own criteria. This is the case even if they continue to play poorly on the road.
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