Nov. 30, 2013
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TCU vs No. 9 Baylor
Nov. 30, 2013
Final: Baylor 41, TCU 38
TCU head coach Gary Patterson
"This sums it up. Could have kicked a field goal, but we wanted to take one shot to win it. Wouldn't do it any other way. The ball bounces one way, and the game is over. That pretty much sums it up. Kids fought their tails off, and you can blame me. Like I told them downstairs, 53 guys playing right now, and we took a top 10 program and should have beat them. Everything went wrong, and we should have beat them. Give credit to Baylor, but bottom line is we should have beat them. You don't hear me say things like that very often. I told them there was nothing to be ashamed about in our locker room. Seven seniors leaving, and they could have quit down 17 in the third quarter, but we didn't. Last five minutes we couldn't move the ball, got them stopped and had a chance. That's all you want. Didn't do us any good. That was our bowl game."
On how Jason Verrett and the defense adjusted from a fast Baylor start:
"Number one, we didn't handle the speed. Guys moved around, and they do well at what they do. They're quick and they have good players. (Antwan) Goodley had one catch against Jason Verrett. They tried flipping him to the other side of the field, and for a team that doesn't have many players, I don't know why you have to worry about that."
TCU defensive end Jon Koontz
His thoughts on the game:
"It was senior night and that had me fired up. It was my last chance to play as a Horned Frog and maybe play football. The crowd was unbelievable. I thought for a team with only four wins and it being Thanksgiving, it would be tough but the support we had was great. They really rallied around this team."
On defensive performance:
"I'm really proud. I think they had two offensive touchdowns outside of the one they started on the one yard line, so I don't think we could have done a whole lot better as a defense. Certainly there were mistakes we made here and there. They did sustain some drives on us, but they were a high powered offense and we knew they were going to do that going into the game."
TCU senior quarterback Casey Pachall
On offensive line performance:
"I thought they [offensive line] had a great game, the receivers and the running backs, everybody had a great game. It came down to my three interceptions that cost us the game."
On the defense's performance:
"They played amazing just like they do every week. We have seen how they have played all season and they have kept us in ball games, but it was our fault that we didn't push through a win in those ball games."
Baylor head coach Art Briles
"It's possibly the biggest win that we've experienced - one of the biggest - since we've been at Baylor the last six years. Tonight with this atmosphere and with them having two weeks to prepare and us coming off the road again last week. Being on the road for three weeks in a row and I'm not sure that has happened to any other team in the United States this year. It's a big testament to our football team, our players, their resolve and their toughness, their character and their belief. That's what it kind of came down to at the end."
On TCU's defense:
"I think it was just phenomenal, quite honestly. We felt like TCU has played the best they played all year. Pachall got hurt early and he missed six weeks in there. He came back three weeks ago and they went up and beat Iowa State at Iowa State, which is a tough place to win. They go to Kansas State two weeks ago and get beat on a last second field goal. They have always been good on defense. They have always done a good job defensively and they got a lot on offense. We knew we'd catch them after being on the road for two weeks, coming back here for their senior night and our guys overcame it."