Predicting The Season: Oregon State Vs. TCU

is game will be played at the home of the Dallas Cowboys and will be a pro TCU crowd since the Fort Worth campus is less then 30 minutes to the stadium.  TCU bring back nearly every key player from their 2009 Fiesta Bowl team.  Oregon State historically gets off to a slow start, but they always finish strong and last year were very close to going winning the Pac-10 and heading to the Rose Bowl.

Everyone knows about the Rodgers brothers and how dangerous they are, but the Beavers are breaking in a new quarterback, but they do return seven on defense.  TCU lost Jerry Hughes on defense, but historically Gary Patterson has been able to replace top defensive players.  The only offensive player of note that was lost was RB Joseph Turner, but the Frogs went four deep at that position and should be fine there.  TCU has a big play threat equivalent to the Rodgers brothers in WR/KR Jeremy Kerley who is a star in the return and short passing game.

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The rankings are from the Sporting News top 100 with TCU 6th and Oregon State 15th, so this should be a very competitive game, but the edge goes to TCU with the essential home game and the more experienced quarterback.

This game is on ESPN and will kick at 8:45 p.m. eastern time on Saturday September 4th.

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