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Best of the 2000's Counting Down the Mountain West Top 10 Teams: #4 2008 TCU Horned Frogs

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Now, it is time to continue the countdown of the decades best team, and now we move to the number four spot.  Sorry for the delay in these posts.

#4 2008 TCU Horned Frogs (11-2)

Another strong team by TCU that was very, very close to be playing in a BCS game, but they came up a field goal short in a 13-10 loss to Utah.  TCU's freshman kicker actually missed two field goals that could have iced the game.  This team was able to finish the regular season BCS eligible at 11th prior to their meeting with Boise State, and then ended up being ranked seventh when the season was over.

TCU held Oklahoma to their second lowest point totals, 35, in their other only loss on the year.  TCU was dominate with DE Jerry Hughes, WR Jeremy Kerley, and QB Andy Dalton all three who would be returning for the 2009 season.  TCU's huge rise to the top 10 after the Oklahoma loss was attributed to their defense, as usual, as they had seven games on the year where they gave up 10 or less points.

No need to short change the offense that was scoring a lot points because of their defense creating so many turnovers that yielded short fields.  The offense which is always overshadowed by the defense was 24th in the nation that year with the defense being tops in the nation.