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TCU Vs. Grambling: Keys To The Game

TCU will kick off its 2012 season on Saturday when Grambling State comes to town, and the Horned Frogs are heavily favored, as one might expect.

According to TCU blog Frogs O' War, some of the biggest keys to the game for the Frogs against the Tigers will involve the running game, especially keeping theirs strong while stifling a Tigers run offense that went wild against Alcorn State in their 22-21 loss last week:

Establish the run: TCU has one of the best backfields in all of college football, there is no reason not to pound the rock. Especially against a team who gave up 224 yards on the ground last weekend.

Stop the run: Grambling only had 66 yards passing in week one against Alcorn State, BUT the Tigers did rush for 356 yards, with two different players going for over 100 yards. TCU cannot allow GSU to establish its run game.

It should be a fairly easy ask for the Horned Frogs to outrun Grambling State both offensively and defensively. TCU's running back selection is great and the team should have no problem keeping the Tigers off of the board, if not only because their defense is far better than anything Alcorn could have thrown out there.

For more coverage of TCU football, stay tuned to this SB Nation Dallas StoryStream as well as Frogs O'War.

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