Friday, September 9, 2011

TCU @ Air Force: Preview and Predictions

#25 TCU (0-1) vs. Air Force (1-0)

Saturday, September 10, 2011

2:30 PM- Versus

Falcon Stadium

Current line: TCU -1.5

It’s another road trip for the Frogs as they head to Colorado Springs to take on Air Force in their MWC opener. This is a game I consider a must win for TCU. In the four seasons TCU won the Mountain West Conference opener, the Frogs went on to post a combined 31-1 league record. In the two years they lost their MWC opener, the Frogs had a combined league mark of 10-6. The last two games at Air Force were decided by 3 point each time, and I don’t expect this one to be much different.

Why TCU Wins:
I had originally picked TCU to lose this game in my season preview, but I don’t see that happening now since they lost to Baylor. The Falcons only had 9 pass attempts in week 1, so we won’t see the same type of passing attack we saw from Baylor. There is a chance the Frogs could be without starting LB Tanner Brock and RB Ed Wesley, which concerns me, but I still think TCU will be ok.You will see a much improved defense this week.

As long as the Frogs can slow down the Air Force running game and improve upon their offensive showing from week 1, I think TCU gets the victory over Air Force and gets this thing back on track.


Prediction:
TCU over Air Force 28-20
Offensive Player of the Game:
Casey Pachall
Defensive Player of the Game:
Stansly Maponga

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