Poinsettia Bowl of San Diego 2011: Key Matchups for TCU vs. LA Tech

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Poinsettia Bowl of San Diego 2011: Key Matchups for TCU vs. LA Tech

The winner of the MWC (TCU) and the winner of the WAC (Louisiana Tech University) will go head-to-head on December 21 in sunny San Diego, California during the Poinsettia Bowl. 

After beating UNLV on Saturday to secure their third MWC championship in a row, the TCU Horned Frogs have to feel a little upset that they have been overlooked for a BCS bowl. Instead of facing a more intimidating foe in the Sugar Bowl, or even a Pac-12 opponent in the Maaco Las Vegas Bowl, the Horned Frogs will be facing the winner of the WAC, the Lousiana Tech Bulldogs.

Unlike the Horned Frogs, the Bulldogs are likely feeling ecstatic about their first bowl appearance since 2008, and even better, their first WAC championship since 2001. This makes them a dangerous underdog going into the game. 

Both teams finished out the season on fire, winning their last seven games of the season. This should be an interesting matchup to say the least, and I expect this to be a hard-fought, close game. 

Here are some matchups to look forward to in the Poinsettia Bowl. 

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