FORT WORTH, Texas -- Why some people continue to give No. 4 TCU ammunition is a mystery. Perhaps Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III didn't mean to do it, but he most certainly did with a comment following Baylor's win last week over Buffalo.
Griffin said: "We're constantly trying to build. Buffalo was a step up from Sam Houston, and TCU will be a step up from Buffalo. So we're just looking forward to having these games and continuing to get better.”
Innocent comment? TCU head coach Gary Patterson didn't think so. He brought it to the attention of his team during the pre-game meetings and he brought it up during his press conference after the Horned Frogs waxed Griffin and the Bears, 45-10, Saturday in front of 47,493 at Amon G. Carter Stadium.
Patterson started out complimenting the Baylor quarterback, saying that he's still getting his legs under him after recovering from a major knee injury last season. Patterson said that Griffin was better in Week 2 than in Week 1 and better Saturday than last week.
But, then he veered off, saying: "I'm not sure I would say that we're only a step up from Buffalo, which he said in the media conference. I showed my team this morning that Buffalo is a step up from Sam Houston and TCU is just one step up from Buffalo. I'm not sure that's true."
*TCU extended its home winning streak to 16 games.
*The last time TCU lost a Saturday home game was in 2004 to Tulane.
*TCU quarterback Andy Dalton completed his first 11 passes of the game. He was 8-of-8 in the first quarter, 13-of-14 in the first half and 21-of-23 for the game to set a new school record for completion percentage (91.3).
*TCU's 21 first-quarter points are the second-most allowed by Baylor in the Art Briles era behind Oklahoma's 28 in 2008. And, TCU's 35 first-half points are tied for second-most allowed by Baylor in the Briles era behind 40 scored by Texas in 2009. Oklahoma scored 35 in the 2008 game.
*In the 106th meeting between the two schools, the Frogs took the lead in the all-time series with Baylor, 50-49-7.
*Baylor is 2-48 vs. ranked team in the Big 12 era (since 1996).