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Baylor, TCU have 1st conference game in 17 years

Associated Press Modified: October 12, 2012 at 3:32 pm •  Published: October 12, 2012

That could be easier with Boykin now solely focused on playing quarterback.

"We're excited about it," Patterson said. "He gave us some options we really didn't have before, so we'll move forward with that."

Asked about how TCU's quarterback situation affects his defense's preparation, Baylor coach Art Briles said the Bears just have to focus on themselves and make the necessary adjustments.

The last time Baylor and TCU played as league rivals was in 1995, the final season of the Southwest Conference, when the Bears 27-24 at home. The schools about 100 miles apart played four times in the interim, the Frogs winning the first three of those before last year's game.

Baylor is looking forward to finally getting into a routine after a season-opening stretch already with two open dates and two non-Saturday games. The Bears opened the season on a Sunday, and also had a Friday night game.

"We would have liked to have kept playing (after West Virginia). Our schedule has been a little erratic," Briles said.

The Bears now have games now on eight consecutive Saturdays, and used last week to adjust to a normal game-week schedule.

"I think it will be good. We've handled the ups and downs and the different schedules really well and now we're finally getting in a routine," Florence said. "It will be fun to get in a rhythm of things."