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TCU-Baylor Rivalry Renamed to the ‘Bluebonnet Battle’

NCAA Football: Texas Christian at Baylor

The TCU Horned Frogs and Baylor Bears have been playing one another since 1901, and over the years, the rivalry has been extremely competitive.

The Horned Frogs have the edge in the all-time series, leading 58-53-7, and most recently took the lead in 2017 after tying the all-time series at 52 all in 2016.

As two of the most prominent private schools in Texas, TCU and Baylor are both Christian universities and as such have a very unique rivalry with one another. These games tend to be very close, with seven of the last 10 meetings being decided by one score.


Unofficially called the Revivalry, TCU-Baylor reached its peak in 2014 when the No. 5 Baylor Bears erased a 21-point deficit in the last 11 minutes of the game to take down No. 9 TCU, 61-58.

However, that game certainly wouldn’t have felt as awesome or memorable when you’ve got to refer to it as the “Bluebonnet Battle.” Unfortunately, that is the name that the two schools have agreed upon when rebranding the rivalry ahead of this week’s matchup.

The name just doesn’t do the game justice, nor does the trophy, which looks like the product of a high school sophomore’s woodshop project…

I will continue to refer to this game as the “Revivalry,” as I’m sure the majority of the fan bases will too.

The 119th edition of this game is scheduled for kickoff on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. CT from Amon G. Carter Stadium, with TCU favored by 14.0 points.

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