Scouting TCU Thread

Submitted by hart20 on December 3rd, 2011 at 3:20 PM

So Houston is confirming what we all knew: They suck. As in they're really, really bad. Barring the unforeseeable, Houston is going to lose and that means we'll be playing #18 TCU in the Sugar Bowl. 

I haven't watched much of TCU this season so I know nothing of their strengths or weaknesses. To those who have watched TCU this season, please elaborate on their playing style, what they're good at, what they're bad at, etc.

The UNLV-TCU game is on Versus. Here's a link for those without Versus:




December 3rd, 2011 at 4:09 PM ^

I want Michigan to have the most prestigious and awesome bowl possible.

That said, I despise the BCS and want LSU to lose to create a scenario with the most possible BCS carnage to get college football out of this awful system. Such as... Georgia wins, Ok St wins huge and jumps Alabama a la Florida 2006 pitting LSU vs OkSt in the championship and preventing Alabama from going to a BCS bowl. It would be epic.


December 3rd, 2011 at 4:20 PM ^

I can't help wanting Alabama to miss out on the title game as well. Saban is the devil incarnate. Being employed by Michigan State is pretty much the equivalent of being caught with a dead hooker as far as moral failings go.


December 3rd, 2011 at 4:48 PM ^

If I'm not mistaken, Michigan has never won a Sugar Bowl, the only one of the 4 big BCS bowls that they have not. As far as I can tell, the only teams that have won all four are:

Penn State

Ohio State


Notre Dame


It would be awesome for Michigan to join that group with a Sugar Bowl victory this year.


December 3rd, 2011 at 4:49 PM ^

It is based on the idea that Alabama is a lock for the national title game, when in fact, they are not.  I have a hard time believing that A. Voters will be cool allowing a rematch AND there being no conference champion while a conference champion with a better computer ranking and same record is there.


B. If OK St wins and they do jump Bama, Alabama will be eliminated from the BCS and we'll play Georgia.


We are most likely going to play TCU or Georgia now that Houston has been eliminated.  OU will fall out of the top 14 if they lose. The only other chance is if the voters do allow a rematch of teams that didn't win their conference. If that is the case we'll play Ok St in the Fiesta.


December 4th, 2011 at 1:25 AM ^

Sagarin: Michigan is a 5 point favorite.

Common Opponents: Just SDSU.
Michigan 28-7, yards 413-376 (home)
TCU 27-14, yards 446-296 (road)

Record against current Top 25 teams:
Michigan 1-1, MSU 14-28, Nebraska 45-17 (also beat ND 35-31, which is also receiving votes)
TCU 1-1, BSU 36-35, Baylor 48-50 (also beat BYU 38-28, which is receiving votes)