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No. 9 Football Edges TCU, 41-38

Orion Stewart returns an interception for a touchdown.

(10-1, 7-1) Rank: 9/8/9
  1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH F
10 17 14 0 41
3 14 14 7 38

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Fort Worth, Texas • Attendance: 43,568

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FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Bryce Petty threw for two touchdowns and ran for another, Baylor returned two interceptions for scores and the No. 9 Bears hung on for a 41-38 victory over TCU on Saturday.

The Bears (10-1, 7-1 Big 12) scored 21 straight points on either side of halftime with just 1 yard from their high-powered offense and bounced back from a blowout loss at Oklahoma State to maintain their hopes for a share of the conference title.

Baylor could win the league outright and qualify for a BCS bid, likely the Fiesta Bowl, if it beats Texas and the Cowboys lose to Oklahoma next Saturday.

• QB Bryce Petty completed 19-of-38 passes for 206 yards and 2 TDs. He's thrown for 200+ yards and at least 2 TDs in all 11 career starts.
• Petty broke Robert Griffin III's school record (209) for consecutive attempts without an interception, setting the new mark at 229 before throwing an INT in 3rd quarter.
• In his first appearance since Nov. 7 vs. OU, RB Lache Seastrunk had a career-high 24 carries for 94 yards.
• In his first appearance since Nov. 7 vs. OU, RB Glasco Martin had 17 carries for 69 yards.
• With 1 carry for 7 yards, RB Shock Linwood has 848 yards on the season, surpassing Robert Griffin III's Baylor freshman record of 843 rushing yards in 2008.
• PK Aaron Jones extended his NCAA record for career PATs made to 267.
• Jones made 5 extra points and 2 field goals to bring his program-record career total to 435 points, moving him into 3rd place all-time in NCAA career kicking points. He passed Penn State's Kevin Kelly (2005-08, 425 points) and Louisville's Art Carmody (2004-07, 433 points), and is now 4 shy of 2nd place (Kyle Brotzman, Boise State, 439 points, 2007-10) and 31 shy of 1st place (Dustin Hopkins, Florida State, 466 points, 2009-12).
• Jones has now made a school-record 182 consecutive PATs.
• Jones has tied his Baylor record for PATs made in a season -- 75 in 2011 -- and surpassed his own program record of single-season consecutive PATs made - he went 71-for-71 in 2012 - as he is 75-for-75 this season. He is 2 more perfect PATs away from tying the NCAA single-season mark for a perfect PAT season set by Louisville's Art Carmody in 2004 (77-for-77).
• IR Levi Norwood has a team-high streak of 25 straight games with at least one reception.
• Over his last 4 games, Norwood has 23 catches, 400 yards, 5 TD catches and a punt return TD.
• IR Clay Fuller had his second TD catch of the season and of his career.
• S Orion Stewart made his first career interception and returned it 82 yards for a TD -- the 9th-longest interception return in Baylor history.
• TE Jordan Najvar set career highs with 4 receptions for 27 yards.
• LB Eddie Lackey notched his 6th career interception (2nd this season) and third career INT return for a TD (first this season -- 54 yards).
• CB Xavien Howard recorded his first career forced fumble in his 11th game.
• S Terrell Burt record his second interception of the season and of his career.

Baylor forced four TCU turnovers, while turning the ball over just once itself.


Baylor returns home for the final game ever at Floyd Casey Stadium. The Bears host Texas at 2:30 p.m. CT on FOX.



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