Baylor Outlasts TCU in Triple Overtime to Remain Unbeaten

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No. 12 Baylor remains unbeaten after outlasting TCU 29–23 in triple overtime in Fort Worth on Saturday.

The Bears were trailing by three in the waning minutes of regulation before kicker John Mayers sent the game to OT with a 51-yard field goal with 36 seconds left on the clock.

Down 16–9 on fourth-and-9 in overtime, TCU quarterback Max Duggan threw a 20-yard pass to wide receiver Te'Vailance Hunt, who made a nearly impossible game-tying catch in the end zone with a Baylor defender on his back. The catch was initially ruled incomplete before a review found that Hunt, while falling to the ground, got his elbow down before his knee.

Later, in triple overtime, Duggan ran 20 yards and dove into the end zone in an attempt to tie the game. The play was ruled a touchdown, but officials reversed the call after determining Duggan stepped out of bounds near the end zone. The Bears later came up with a stop on the drive to seal the win.

Baylor got off to a slow start on Saturday and failed to score in the first half. TCU entered halftime time ahead 9–0, but momentum shifted in the second half. The Bears held the Horned Frogs scoreless in the third and fourth quarters and added three field goals before stretching the game to overtime.

Baylor improves to 9–0 and remains the only undefeated team in the Big 12. The Bears will host No. 9 Oklahoma next week at McLane Stadium at 7:30 p.m. ET.