College Football Playoff System: Could TCU Take Down Auburn?

Shaun McPartlinCorrespondent IIIJanuary 11, 2011

PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 01:  The TCU Horned Frogs kneel prior to playing the Wisconsin Badgers in the 97th Rose Bowl game on January 1, 2011 in Pasadena, California.  (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
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In a perfect world, we all get a fair shot. No one is wronged or handed the short end of the stick. Let's just say Boise State, Utah, and TCU have all pulled the short straw.

Boise State shocks Oklahoma in 2007 yet isn't awarded a shot at crowned "champ" Florida.

Utah upset Alabama in 2009 but is not awarded a chance to take down the "champ" Florida.

This season, TCU defeats Wisconsin and must settle for second best as Auburn celebrates.

Could any of these teams taken down the BCS Championship game winners?


Boise State vs. Florida (2007)

This was the year of the incredible Statue of Liberty play. Boise was a force that season, but Florida was untouchable. Chris Leak was an incredible college football player, and the Gators dismantled Ohio State that season.  You could have put them up against an NFL team, and they would have given them a run for their money.

Could Boise take down Florida? No. Urban Meyer's team was too talented on both sides of the ball. No trick plays could help the Broncos beat these Gators.


Utah vs. Florida (2009)

Utah is a team that shows up for bowl games—outside of this season. They play hard-nosed football and took down a strong Alabama team. Alabama boasted the names of John Parker Wilson and Julio Jones but fell short against the Utes.

Florida, that season, was power packed on both sides of the football. This was the year of the infamous Tim Tebow speech. Tebow was on a mission, and with the help of Percy Harvin and Brandon Spikes, couldn't be stopped.

Utah prepares for bowls with the best of them, but this Gator squad was the best of the best. Tebow is a proven winner and would have run over the boys from Utah.


TCU vs Auburn (2011)

This Horned Frog team is really good. I mean scary good. They defeated a Wisconsin team who posted 83, 40 and 70 points in their last three games. TCU held them to 19. I believe defenses win championships, and TCU plays some impressive D.

Auburn and Cam Newton ran over the competition this year but didn't blow over Oregon in the championship game. Both teams sputtered offensively. This was suppose to be a shoot out but proved to be anything but.

TCU would have taken down Auburn in a head-to-head match-up this year. They are a well-balanced team, while Auburn is more of an offensive juggernaut. Yes, they have one of the defensive linemen in Nick Fairley, but I don't believe that would be enough to stop the Horned Frogs.


Each of these teams were dealt a raw deal, but only one could live up to the billing. That team is the TCU Horned Frog.