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No. 11 Baylor survives TCU in triple overtime

The Baylor Bears beat TCU for the first time since 2014, but it was not pretty.
Credit: Kurtis Quillin/KCEN
John Mayers kicked a career-long 51-yard field goal in the final minute of regulation of No. 12 Baylor's game at TCU on Nov. 9, 2019. The Bears won, 29-23, in triple overtime to improve to 9-0.

FORT WORTH, Texas — The Baylor Bears remain unbeaten after a thriller triple-overtime game in Fort Worth. 

With their win, the Bears also reached a 9-0 record for the first time since 2013. 

It was not pretty in Fort Worth, but the Bears' defense came in clutch managing to keep TCU out of the end-zone during regulation and leaving it to their kicker to force overtime.

With about 40 seconds left in regulation, Baylor sent Noah Raushcenberg to kick the 51-yard field goal that would tie the game at 9. 

Once special teams coordinator Mike Siravo noticed a slight wind, he and head coach Matt Rhule decided to send John Mayers out instead.

The redshirt freshman completed the 51-yard attempt, the longest of his career, sending the Bears to overtime. 

This was the first Baylor game to end four quarters without a touchdown since 1989. 

In the third overtime, quarterback Charlie Brewer completed a pass to Denzel Mims, and the Horned Frogs were unable to answer back.

The 29-23 win leaves the Bears as sole Big 12 team with a perfect record. 

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