After shocking the college football world by defeating Boise State on their home blue turf, the No. 19 TCU Horned Frogs are overwhelming -33 point home favorites against the Colorado State Rams.
Casey Pachall, the Horned Frogs sophomore QB, has emerged as a star in his first-year as a starter. The 6'5 215 QB has completed 68.0% of his passes this season, throwing for 2,413 yards, 24 TD's and only 6 INT's.
In contrast to head coach Gary Patterson's usual formula, TCU's offense has carried the team this season. They have a three-headed monster at RB -- sophomore Waymon James and juniors Matthew Tucker and Ed Wesley -- complementing Pachall, all averaging more than 5.0 yards a carry on more than 80 rushes this season.
The Horned Frogs young defense, which returned only six starters off last season's 13-0 Rose Bowl team, has struggled, but they came up huge against Boise State in the fourth quarter, forcing a late fumble that turned the course of the game.
Colorado State, meanwhile, has stumbled through another mediocre season under fourth-year head coach Steve Fairchild, losing five straight games and falling to a 3-6 record.
The Rams score only 23 points per game, 91rst best in the country. Expecting Patterson's defense to stiffen up in Fort Worth, the odds makers put the over/under line for Saturday's game at 58.
The game will be televised nationally at 2:30 PM on Versus.