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Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Who is TCU pulling for in USC-Oregon game?


It's not an easy question, is it?


TCU remains behind Boise State in the human polls. It's likely only one of those non-BCS teams is going to a BCS bowl. So TCU must finish ahead of Boise State. The Broncos' only quality win is a home victory over Oregon. If USC beats Oregon, that hurts Boise State's strength of schedule.


But for those Frog fans dreaming of a national title game berth, wouldn't it help if Oregon beat USC? It's a real longshot for TCU to get all the way to title game consideration. But what if:

  • Iowa loses to Ohio State on Nov. 14 (or someone else before then)
  • Cincinnati loses to West Virginia on Nov. 13 or Pittsburgh on Dec. 5
  • USC loses to Oregon on Saturday
  • Texas loses to Oklahoma State on Saturday

  • OK. That sounds a little crazy. But none of those loses would be shocking, would they? If TCU were to keep winning, including a victory over a top-20 Utah team, would they get a shot at a national title berth if all of these losses happened?


    Would TCU still be able to get past Boise State?


    So I ask all of you TCU fans: Who are you pulling for -- USC or Oregon?