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What Most of the College Football World Thinks
Unless you are a talented team in the SEC, you aren't knocking off Les Miles and the Tigers. This especially goes for a team in the Big 12. LSU may have question marks heading into the 2013 season, but the talent on the roster is still better than any other team outside of the SEC. Let's face it, folks, the SEC rules, and until other conferences can step up their game, there is no reason to pick TCU to win this game.
Besides, what in the world is a Horned Frog, anyway?
Why Everybody Should Reconsider This Being a Cakewalk
Another year under head coach Gary Patterson, another year of having a top-25 defense. TCU has nine starters returning from a group that finished 16th in the country last year, which includes one of the best pass-rushers in defense end Devonte Fields. There is also talent on the offensive end with wide receiver Josh Boyce and quarterback Casey Pachall.
You could say TCU didn't even live up to expectations last season in the Big 12, but three of the six losses were by one possession. Also, there was an issue with Pachall at the quarterback position that didn't exactly help matters.
As for LSU, well, there are plenty of concerns on the defensive end. Losing majority of the key guys to the NFL draft, there are going to be several underclassmen expected to keep the defense from falling down a few notches. With this being the first game of the season, it doesn't leave much room for error.
TCU has always been a tough team to play and because it can play defense at an elite level, I smell an upset brewing in Cowboys Stadium.