Today in Baylor history: Bears pull off shocking comeback against TCU

Three years ago on Wednesday, Baylor football completed one of the most improbable comebacks in Big 12 history. The Bears came back from down three touchdowns to beat No. 9 TCU 61-58 on its home field.

It was all but decided, the game was over at the beginning of the fourth quarter. TCU linebacker Marcus Mallet took in a pick-six with 11:38 in the game. From there, we’ll let the tweets tell you the story.

You can also watch cinematic highlights from the game on YouTube:


TCU linebacker Marcus Mallet picks off Bryce Petty and returns it 49 yards for a touchdown. Fans start to leave the stadium, figuring this one is over. It’s a disappointing end to a season with so many expectations. 

Baylor then scores two touchdowns in four minutes – a 7-yard touchdown run from Devin Chafin. Later, Antwan Goodley pulls down an absurd 28-yard touchdown pass from Bryce Petty to cut the lead to just one score.

  Baylor gets another 3-and-out, but it fields the ball at the Baylor 9-yard-line. It takes just 59 seconds to drive down the field 91 yards. Corey Coleman pulls down a massive 25-yard touchdown to tie the game.

TCU knows it can’t stop Baylor’s offense. The Horned Frogs go for it on fourth down with just 1:11 left. Trevone Boykin throws the ball to Josh Doctston, but Ryan Reid breaks up the pass. Baylor has the ball at its own 44-yard line with just 71 seconds on the clock.  

  Baylor kicker Chris Callahan nails a 28-yard field goal that will live in Baylor lore forever. Fans rush the field – the comeback is complete.

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