BCS Playoffs: No. 4 TCU Vs. No. 5 Florida

Ron Johnson@TLCCaptainSenior Writer IDecember 8, 2009

For the final installment of the playoff brackets, we have the Mountain West Champions, the TCU Horned Frogs, and the SEC Runner-Up and defending National Champions, the Florida Gators.

This one is personal for me mainly because I am one of those die-hard Gators fans. But this is taking nothing away from the Frogs.

Let's get right to it.


No. 4 TCU Horned Frogs (Mountain West Champions, 12-0)

The Frogs are enjoying the perfect season to this point. The last time they went undefeated was in 1938, the year they won the National Championship.

Now they were hoping that they did enough to secure a spot in the National Championship. Unfortunately, the BCS felt that Big XII powerhouse Texas earned the spot over the Frogs. But that isn't stopping them from proving themselves in the postseason.

The Horned Frogs are led by their gunslinger Andy Dalton and a plethora (yes, plethora) of huge rushers. TCU could be the best team that is on the outside looking in.

The Frogs' success could lean towards the fact that Utah had such great success last season against Alabama. But the team they're facing in this game is also notorious for the ground and pound, as well as the air assault that has made TCU one of the most dangerous teams in the country.


No. 5 Florida Gators (SEC East Champions, SEC Runner-Up, 12-1)

The Florida Gators have dominated the second half of this decade with a pair of National Championships. But their victories in those games didn't come easy, as they played a pair of Heisman winners in Troy Smith of Ohio State and Sam Bradford of Oklahoma.

Unfortunately, thanks to the Horns' victory over Nebraska, Florida won't get a chance to prove their worth completely. But we live in a world full of second chances.

So Tim Tebow, Jeffery Demps, and Riley Cooper get a chance to right the ship as they lock horns with the Horned Frogs. Tebow is a danger both in the air and on the ground himself, but the defense of the Gators was ranked in the top five in the country all season long. In fact, both the offense and defense were ranked in the top five all season.

Tebow amassed almost 2,500 yards through the air and almost 900 yards on the ground. Funny part is that he's the quarterback of the Gators.