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No. 10 TCU gets Big 12 title shot with 45-22 win over Baylor

  • TCU wide receiver Jarrison Stewart (14) catches a pass for a touchdown during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Baylor, Friday, Nov. 24, 2017, in Fort Worth, Texas. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade) Brandon Wade

  • TCU running back Kyle Hicks (21) scores a touchdown during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Baylor, Friday, Nov. 24, 2017, in Fort Worth, Texas. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade) Brandon Wade

  • TCU head coach Gary Patterson, left, and Baylor head coach Matt Rhule shake hands after an NCAA college football game, Friday, Nov. 24, 2017, in Fort Worth, Texas. TCU won 45-22. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade) Brandon Wade

  • TCU head coach Gary Patterson wipes his brow during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Baylor, Friday, Nov. 24, 2017, in Fort Worth, Texas. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade) Brandon Wade

  • Baylor head coach Matt Rhule argues a call to referee Dan Romeo during the first half of an NCAA college football game against TCU, Friday, Nov. 24, 2017, in Fort Worth, Texas. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade) Brandon Wade

  • TCU wide receiver John Diarse (9) looks for room against Baylor safety Davion Hall (12), left, and safety Henry Black (28) during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Friday, Nov. 24, 2017, in Fort Worth, Texas. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade) Brandon Wade

  • TCU cornerback Ranthony Texada (11) and his teammates surround Baylor running back Trestan Ebner (25) for a tackle during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Friday, Nov. 24, 2017, in Fort Worth, Texas. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade) Brandon Wade

  • TCU cornerback Jeff Gladney (12) and safety Markell Simmons (3) tackle Baylor wide receiver Denzel Mims (15) during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Friday, Nov. 24, 2017, in Fort Worth, Texas. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade) Brandon Wade

  • TCU safety Nick Orr (18) recovers a fumble by Baylor quarterback Charlie Brewer (12), not pictured, during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Friday, Nov. 24, 2017, in Fort Worth, Texas. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade) Brandon Wade

  • Baylor running back Trestan Ebner (25) scores a touchdown during the first half of an NCAA college football game against TCU, Friday, Nov. 24, 2017, in Fort Worth, Texas. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade) Brandon Wade

  • Baylor cornerback Jameson Houston (11) tackles TCU wide receiver Desmon White (10) during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Friday, Nov. 24, 2017, in Fort Worth, Texas. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade) Brandon Wade

  • TCU defensive end Mat Boesen (9) tackles Baylor quarterback Charlie Brewer (12) during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Friday, Nov. 24, 2017, in Fort Worth, Texas. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade) Brandon Wade



Associated Press
Friday, November 24, 2017

FORT WORTH, Texas – Kenny Hill threw touchdowns to three different receivers and ran 3 yards for another score as No. 10 TCU clinched a spot in the Big 12 championship game with a 45-22 win over Baylor on Friday.

The Horned Frogs (10-2, 7-2 Big 12, CFP No. 12) will play No. 3 Oklahoma for the Big 12 title on Dec. 2. That will come three weeks after TCU’s 38-20 loss to the Sooners.

“I relish the chance to win a championship,” Coach Gary Patterson said when asked about getting another shot at Oklahoma.

“That’s really what it is, win a Big 12 championship,” linebacker Ty Summers said. “The fact that the championship game is back and we’re in it, that’s awesome.”

Baylor (1-11, 1-8) jumped out to a 9-0 lead within the game’s first two minutes, including a safety when Hill was sacked and fumbled in the end zone. But TCU was ahead for good after Hill’s 7-yard TD pass to Jarrison Stewart made it 14-9 with 26 seconds left in the first quarter.

Defensive end Mat Boesen set a TCU single-game record by recording 5½ of the eight sacks by the Horned Frogs.

Hill completed 26 of 36 passes for 325 yards, including TD passes to Desmon White and Jalen Reagor in the third quarter, a week after he didn’t even travel to Texas Tech because of an apparent concussion.

“I felt great. Started the game a little slow, not the way we wanted to start it,” Hill said. “We did good rallying back.”

Baylor true freshman quarterback Charlie Brewer was 19 of 29 passing for 301 yards with two touchdowns and an interception before leaving late with a separated shoulder.