TCU… Another Great Season

Northern Illinois didn’t belong on the same field as TCU in the Poinsettia Bowl December 19th in San Diego. They won 37-7.

TCU held the nations leading rusher, Garret Wolfe, to just 28 yards on 20 carries. NIU only had 60 total yards of offense.

That win made it a 11-2 season. TCU is just one of three schools to win 11 games three out of the last four seasons.

The Frogs didn’t win the Mountain West Conference, but they will finish the season ranked again.

BYU won the league and they have a great team. It’s unfortunate both schools are not in BCS conferences. All of a sudden Louisville is taken seriously because they got to join the Big East.

I know if TCU could have made the move along with the Cardinals, Cincinnati, and South Florida they would have been playing in a major bowl and not the first lower tier bowl to kick off the season. TCU beat the Cards two of the three times they played as C-USA members.

After leaving the Southwest Conference TCU has been going from the WAC to Conference USA to the Mountain West.

My point is, until TCU can get into a major BCS conference it’s going to be tough for them to get the kind of respect they deserve. Going undefeated is hard. Boise State did it this year and they will get to play New Year’s Day.

It’s harder to sustain excellence year after year the way the Frogs have versus going undefeated one year and never sniffing the Top 25 the year after. Look at Utah. They went unbeaten three years ago but haven’t been back in the Top 25. How good will Boise State be next year. I give those schools big respect for running the table and earning a New Year’s Day bowl bid, so I don’t want anyone to think I don’t respect them.

I just think what the Frogs have done the last few years deserves more props. If they were 11-2 and playing in the Big East they would get plenty of love. Gary Patterson would be turning down Alabama, not Rich Rodriguez.

Newy Scruggs

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