Action-packed opener has Frogs up 16-14

September, 2, 2011
9/02/11
7:58
PM CT
WACO, Texas -- Baylor is off to a far better start than last season against TCU when it was 21-3 after one quarter. In tonight's season-opener, the Bears have scored more points in the first 15 minutes than in that entire beatdown a year ago in Fort Worth.

Baylor stunned the revamped Frogs defense in on their first possession, scoring on a pass from Kendall Wright off a lateral from quarterback Robert Griffin to Terrance Williams for 40 yards for a 7-0 lead. Wright also had a 35-yard touchdown catch from Griffin that temporarily gave Baylor the lead back, 14-13.

But the Bears were awful on special teams and twice allowed Greg McCoy to return kickoffs deep into Baylor territory. The first resulted in a Casey Pachall 9-yard touchdown, but the PAT was blocked. Pachall, the sophomore signal caller taking over for Andy Dalton, had a 38-yard completion to Josh Boyce to the 4, setting up a Matthew Tucker TD run.

The second resulted in a 44-yard field goal after a solid defensive stand, but it did give TCU the lead, 16-14.

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