Bowl Breakdown: Fiesta
TCU finished third in both the AP and coaches polls, and many believe the Horned Frogs are on the same level as Alabama or Texas. Affirming that notion, TCU's opponents have gone 6-0 in bowl games -- and the Horned Frogs beat those teams by an average margin of 20.8 points. Another blowout win over their most respected foe yet would further stoke the flames of controversy. Meanwhile, Boise has a chance to earn considerable respect by pulling off another Fiesta upset. With nearly their entire starting lineup returning next season, the Broncos would put themselves in position for a top 5 preseason ranking.
"He has great understanding of what a given play is versus a given defense and trying to accomplish it," said TCU co-offensive coordinator
"There is no weakness to exploit. They're very good against the run, very good against the pass. It's a 4-2-5 scheme. They have a hybrid position where that fifth secondary guy is also a linebacker. They have at least two first-rounders on that defense. Everyone knows about Hughes, but that linebacker,
You've got to stay balanced, try to run the ball, hope to get the ground game going, then hopefully the play action pass gets going for you. If [Moore] has time, that's the whole key. If he can go through his progression, he may be able to get something going. Any time they're in their split-safety look, maybe you can get the tight end down the seam, or take some hole shots between the corners and safeties. There's some seam spots on that defense but you've got to be very accurate and precise in your throws to get it done."