Seems like these days it wouldn’t be a complete TCU vs. Baylor game without some postgame fireworks.
TCU coach Gary Patterson said a Baylor player “threatened” him after the game and the player had to be restrained by Baylor defensive coordinator Phil Bennett.
“I’m not going into all that. It was disappointing. Coach Bennett was the one who broke it up. You can ask him,” Patterson said of the incident.
While TCU and Baylor players shook hands after Baylor’s Chris Callahan made the winning field goal as time expired, a Baylor player approached Patterson and continued to follow him and talk after Patterson turned away. Bennett stepped in to defuse the situation.
Patterson said the nature of the “threats” centered on his postgame rant last season after TCU’s 41-38 loss to Baylor.
Patterson said he apologized to Baylor coach Art Briles before Saturday’s game.
“I always call it how I see it, good or bad, but I wanted to make sure I waited a year till I got to this point where it was in the heat of battle to make sure I told him how I felt about the situation,” Patterson said.
Patterson would not say whether he thought several jump-ball passes to TCU receiver Josh Doctson should have drawn defensive pass interference flags, but he said he was interested in reviewing the plays.
He also said he wanted to review the clock operator’s work on Baylor’s final drive of the game and on the errant snap that led to a Baylor field goal as time expired in the second quarter.
“Not blaming anybody, not saying anything, but I am going to look into it,” he said.
The telecast on ABC showed that the clock did not run during Shock Linwood’s 9-yard run to the TCU 13-yard line in which he picked up a first down with 27 seconds remaining.
Penalities doom Frogs
TCU took a 21-point lead with 11:38 remaining when Marcus Mallet returned an interception 49 yards for a touchdown. But two unsportsmanlike conduct penalties after the play forced TCU to kick off from its 10-yard line. Baylor made quick work of the short field, going 45 yards on four plays for the touchdown.
Boykin tops 300 again
Boykin had 332 yards of total offense (287 passing, 45 rushing). He entered the game ranked eighth in the nation at 359 yards per game.
Spreading it around
Nine TCU players caught at least one pass, led by Kolby Listenbee, who had 146 yards and a touchdown on four receptions.