Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Scouting the 2011 opponents: Boise State

We're just 72 days away from TCU's season opener, and since you know Coach Patterson and his staff are already scouting the Frogs' 2011 opponents, we figure we ought to as well. And when I say "scouting" I clearly mean just providing links to the team previews done by

And why not start with the biggest game of the season? TCU and Boise State have played each other in bowl games three times in the past decade, including two years in a row with the Poinsettia Bowl and Fiesta Bowl following the 2008 and 2009 seasons- with the Broncos holding a 2-1 edge in the all time series. Adding to this strange rivalry is the fact that, in their only year as conference mates before TCU heads to the Big East, Boise successfully lobbied the Mountain West to move their November 12th game against the Frogs from Fort Worth to the blue turf.

We all know that this game will be a match up between two of the best and most loyal head coaches in America- Gary Patterson and Chris Petersen. And we know that Kellen Moore will return for his 17th year as Broncos QB and that he'll rely a lot on the threat of running back Doug Martin to open up the passing game. But who replaces the super-reliable receiving duo of Austin Pettis and Titus Young? Will kicker/punter Kyle Brotzman be his usual accurate self, or be the "did he really miss that?!?" version that we saw against Nevada last year and in the Poinsettia Bowl in December '09?

-CFN 2011 Boise State Preview

-CFN 2011 Boise State offensive breakdown

-CFN 2011 Boise State defensive breakdown

-CFN 2011 Boise State depth chart
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