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Monday, January 4, 2010
Boise State expects physical game

By Richard Durrett

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Boise State coach Chris Petersen said his team must match TCU's physical play in tonight's Fiesta Bowl.

"I know TCU is a power team," Petersen said. "There is no question about it. I think every football coach in America would like to think of themselves as a power team, a physical football team and I think we are. We are going up against one of the more powerful and physical teams in the country, no doubt about it. For us to be able to do what we want to do with these guys, we will have to play physical football."

TCU coach Gary Patterson said he thinks both teams are very physical.

"I think they win because they play hard," Patterson said. "Anytime you can get two teams that play hard and believe that they can win, you will have a chance to do it. So for us, the team that wants it more, I think, is the team that wins this ballgame.

"I think both of them will crowd the line of scrimmage. Both of them will try to stop the run. Both will try to make plays in special teams."