GOW : Week 5 #15 TCU @ #1 Boise State GOW : Week 5 Column 1 Column 2 Column 3 Rankings B+ Overall Rating A- A Offensive Rating A+ B+ Defensive Rating B+ 28.5(#45) Points per Game 26.0(#53) 1461(#59) Total Offense 1241(#85) 793(#6) Rush Offense 505(#44) 668(#90) Pass Offense 736(#69) 1245(#86) Total Defense 1157(#68) 344(#60) Rush Defense 248(#27) 901(#87) Pass Defense 909(#89) -2(#82) Turnover Differential 2(#35) Week 5 beholds a big match-up not only in the MWC but for college football as a a whole. For a long time, the Boise State Broncos, TCU Horned Frogs, and Utah Utes have been slandered for not playing top-level competition. That day is now in the past as Boise State has grasped that #1 ranking now for 2 weeks in a row after defeating then #1 Oregon. Yet being ranked #1 during the season just isn't good enough. We all want to hoist that crystal ball in the end and say we are #1! Boise State will get that chance this week to prove they are worthy against their new conference foe. Boise State comes in with a perfect 4-0 record. They beat Colorado, Nevada and Idaho pretty easy with a combined score of 83-30. We all know they took care of Oregon in Autzen. Which is pretty meaningful considering the rivalry that has emerged in recent years. Kellen Moore is the obvious leader of the team. Not beautiful stats but ones that will get you to another day. Tossing 9 touchdowns and only 4 interceptions so far. Jeremy Avery comes into Week 5 with 66 carries for 333 yards, 2TD. Look for Boise State to try to establish the run this week. Titus Young and Austin Pettis are the go to duo at receiver. Combining for 29 receptions, 517 yards and 5TD. College football's own T.O. and Ochocinco. Leading the way on the defensive side of the ball is Daron Mackey with 34 total tackles. 23 of them solo and 11 assisted with 5TFL. TCU marches into Boise with 1 loss. A tough one to #16 Oregon State in Week 1, 24-31. After that they went on a tear. Beating Baylor at home 38-17. This team is experienced with playing on the road. Defeating TAMU and SMU. The Horned Frogs are lead by Andy Dalton who has been near perfect in his touchdown to interception ratio. Dalton is 39-80 throwing for 627 yards with 4 TD, 1INT. Matthew Tucker is in beast mode. 71 carries for 512 yards and 3TD. Tucker averages more than 100 yards a game. So, if Tucker can meet his average, look for TCU to have a very easy day. TCU likes to spread the ball. Antione Hicks comes in with 10 receptions for 200 yard, 2TD. Tank Carder leads the way on defense. 29 total tackles, 19 of them being solo. I am going with the underdog in this one. Even though it is on the road at the Smurf Turf, I think Matthew Tucker will be too much and we will have a new #1 next week.