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TCU defense put in unfamiliar territory

Baylor lights up unit that finished No. 1 in the nation in total defense the last 3 seasons

Updated: September 3, 2011, 8:31 PM ET
By Jeff Caplan | ESPNDallas.com

WACO, Texas -- Gary Patterson probably hasn't had nightmares this bad.

Friday night's carnage resulting from the slicing and dicing of the Robert Griffin-led Baylor Bears offense, especially in Patterson's beaten secondary, was that gruesome, that shocking.

Yet, somehow No. 14 TCU battled back from a 47-23 deficit with 15 minutes on the clock and led 48-47 less than nine minutes later. Suddenly, the puckering Bears stood four minutes away from blowing it big-time in front of ...

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