The Baylor-TCU game got a bit chippy late in third quarter, resulting in every active player on each sideline an unsportsmanike conduct penalty.
Never seen that one, but that’s what happens when each team leaves the bench in a football game to say something other than “happy holidays.”
It all started with a short pass from Baylor quarterback Charlie Brewer to Ish Wainright. TCU’s Chris Bradley led the pursuit of Wainright to the Baylor sideline. There Bradley gave Wainright a push out of bounds.
Something or some things were said and some pushing ensued.
Then something relative to hell breaking loose transpired.
Baylor’s bench was on the scene first with the Bears coaches trying to breakup what appeared to be quite a schoolyard recess tiff.
A number of TCU’s players, doing their best baseball impersonations, charged to the scene.
Leading the pack was middle linebacker Montrel Wilson, who was caught just before midfield by a coach.
Other Frogs then followed suit in defense of fellow horned lizards.
Many of them were met by head coach Gary Patterson, who ordered his players to return to their sideline.
The office of vice principals (aka, game officials) then gathered for a conference to mete out discipline.
The outcome: Everybody was in trouble, and if one or another of them were whistled for an unsportsmanlike penalty, they would be headed to the locker room for good.
Just when you thought the rivalry between Baylor and TCU was in decline …