Thursday’s opening to the college football season was dull. Friday night was different. Baylor’s dramatic win over Texas Christian University (TCU) was a reminder of why we love college football. Dramatic games with passionate fans—fans who aren’t afraid to storm the field after a win—that is the heart of what college football was and in some places still is.
It is magical when you focus on the game and not the nuttiness of NCAA flunkies attacking columnists for telling the truth about renegade programs run amok and the NCAA’s lack of leadership in solving the problem.It is a game where an underdog can snap a 25-game losing streak to ranked opponents. It is a game where the underdog always has a chance. The underdog still has a chance, even after squandering a 24-point lead.
It is a game where defense wins championships, but you need vaunted offense and defense for the nights to forget the bus to take the match. TCU has shown that it can back up the hill when the defense put in a hole. TCU scored 25 points in the fourth quarter, it is a game where men decide everything great.
If you want to win, then better control the line of scrimmage. Of course it’s a game where the little guys also play a role. The kicker for TCU and Baylor made Mating takes place in the fourth quarter, but Baylor was Aaron Jones, who won the match on a goal from 37 yards with 1:04 left. This was followed by an excellent cover thrill Baylor teams. This came just in time to maintain the margin of 50-48. the lead 48-47 with 4:27 left to take.