Non-AQ teams continued to chip away at the BCS armor last season as TCU and Boise State played in the Fiesta Bowl. Could 2010 be the season one of them plays for a BCS championship?
Much had been made of TCU's defense heading into the Fiesta Bowl. But it was Boise State's D, led by Brandyn Thompson, that earned the plaudits.
The fact that two schools from non-automatic qualifying conferences made a BCS bowl for the first time isn't lost on TCU and Boise State. They're hoping to use the national stage to state their case.
TCU Horned Frogs cornerback Rafael Priest will not play in the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl.
Boise State wide receiver Austin Pettis is expected to play in the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl, coach Chris Petersen said after Saturday's practice.
Last season's turnover in the 2008 Poinsettia Bowl is this season's motivation to be better for Boise State QB Kellen Moore. He'll get a second chance at TCU in the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl.
Jerry Hughes put the NFL on hold to become a better leader and to complete his degree. Getting to a BCS bowl is just the icing on the cake, writes Graham Watson.
Kyle Wilson returned to Boise State for his senior season to help the Broncos get back to a BCS bowl. With that accomplished, he has his sights set on reversing last season's bowl result.
Andy Dalton's statistics are better this season, but the TCU quarterback's focus on wins instead of stats is the key to the Horned Frogs' season.
After meeting in a bowl game last season, Boise State and TCU are familiar with each other. Success in the Fiesta Bowl may come down to whichever coach has a trick up his sleeve.