The history between TCU and Baylor is pretty deep- they first played each other in 1899, when both schools were located in Waco. There is speculation that it was the Baptists who burned down TCU's Waco campus, thus freeing the Clark brothers to move their campus to a town that actually has a pulse (and for that, we thank you). The Bears and Horned Frogs played each other every year from 1925 until 1995, when Baylor became the whipping boy of the Big 12 and TCU set about building itself into a formidable football program. Since then, the Bears and Frogs have met each other twice- in 2006 and 2007.
You might recall that the 2006 game was moved to the Sunday of Labor Day weekend to accomodate a national television broadcast on FSN (Playing on Sundays? Way to stick to your guns, Baptists!). It was incredibly humid in Waco that afternoon, making last weekend's game against Tennessee Tech feel like a crisp fall evening. Baylor safety CJ Wilson (not to be confused with the Rangers' straight-edge starting pitcher) came out the week before the game and guaranteed a Bears win to the media. The Frog offense struggled in the first half, which we found out later was due to Jeff Ballard playing with a migraine. Marcus Jackson, a redshirt freshman at the time, came in for the second half and rallied the Frogs into the lead with an 84-yard touchdown pass to Aaron Brown who outran (you guessed it) CJ Wilson (who even had an angle on Brown) to the endzone. An insurance touchdown by Quinton Cunigan a few minutes later sealed the 17-7 win.
A year later, the two teams again met in the season opener, this time in Fort Worth. There was a ton of uncertainty surrounding the TCU program at the time, as the whole Tommy Blake scenario was playing itself out. On top of that, starting defensive tackle James Vess was lost for the year before he played a snap and a relatively-unknown redshirt freshman named Andy Dalton had been tabbed as the starting quarterback. We didn't know it at the time, but that was the perfect recipe for an ugly 7-5 season. Nevertheless, the worst TCU team of the past six years dispatched of the Bears with ease, 27-0.
Your green & gold buddies will tell you, between sips of ginger ale, that the Bears won 6 of the final 7 meetings between the programs in the Southwest Conference days. I guess comparing history like that is cool, if you consider getting married at age 21 cool. I would say we ought to give them a trophy for such an accomplishment, but how sad & lonely would that trophy be in Baylor's trophy case?