WACO (AP) – Aaron Jones kicked a 37-yard field goal with 1:04 left and Baylor averted a monumental collapse to pull out a 50-48 season-opening victory over 14th-ranked TCU on Friday night.
TCU, which had won an FBS-best 25 consecutive regular-season games, overcome a 47-23 deficit in the fourth quarter when new starting quarterback Casey Pachall threw three touchdowns before the game's only turnover -- a fumble by Bears quarterback Robert Griffin -- set up a go-ahead 27-yard field goal by Ross Evans, who earlier missed twice from behind 40 yards.
But Baylor, which hadn't beaten a ranked team since 2004, then went 60 yards in 11 plays -- including Griffin's 15-yard catch from Kendall Wright on a third-and-10 -- to set up Jones.
The Frogs had one more chance, but Pachall's last pass was intercepted by Mike Hicks and he ran the clock down to 2 seconds.
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