10* BOWL BLOWOUT
Louisiana Tech vs. TCU,
12/21/2011 20:00 EDT,
Score: 24 - 31
Point Spread: -9/-110 TCU
The TCU Horned Frogs wrapped up their 4th straight 10 win season with a 56-9 shellacking over UNLV in the regular season finale. The Horned Frogs finished the year with a 10-2 mark on the season. Looking back, the argument could be made that TCU just narrowly missed a 2nd straight undefeated season. TCU fell to Baylor 50-48 in their opener and then again in overtime to Southern Methodist midway through the year.
TCU is young, but gained confidence and experience as the season went on.
The Bulldogs of Lou Tech closed out the season with 7 straight victories to capture just their 2nd Western Athletic Conference Championship in school history but this isn't a strong conference.
TCU knows how to put up a lot of points on opponents. In fact, the Horned Frogs rank 9th in scoring and have averaged over 41 points per game this year. The offense is led by a solid rushing attack that has racked up over 210 yards per game on the ground this season. The TCU offense is loaded with 3 different tailbacks in the backfield and they can all be very effective.
TCU's record in the postseason is rather impressive as they have won 6 of their last 7 bowl games. Also, the Horned Frogs are 2-0 in their previous two Poinsettia Bowl appearances as well.