The question we need to ask in the wake of TCU's 55-28 win Saturday against Utah isn't, "Does TCU deserve to play in a BCS bowl?" It's this one: Of the three presumptive favorites to fill the two spots in the BCS title game, how many would struggle with TCU?
Certainly, TCU might have trouble scoring against Alabama or Florida, but could the Crimson Tide or Gators score on the Horned Frogs?
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In fact, since a 20-17 win on a brutally cold day at Air Force, the Horned Frogs have won five games by an average of 36 points. Other than the Air Force win, TCU's only other close call was a 14-10 win at Clemson on Sept. 26. At the time, the win didn't seem so impressive. Clemson had lost at Georgia Tech two weeks earlier and would give away a game to Maryland the following week, but the Tigers have won their last five and probably will win the ACC Atlantic Division. Clemson tailback
The Horned Frogs hit hard. They play fundamentally sound offense. Defensive end
But could they beat the Crimson Tide? Or the Gators? Or the Longhorns?
Unfortunately, since BCS leaders shot down SEC commissioner
But just in case you were wondering how the Las Vegas oddsmakers -- who don't get swept up in the sentimental BCS-buster stuff -- would handicap a game between TCU and one of the Big Three, look no further than a
Alabama was favored by six.