On Saturday night, TCU made history, becoming the first non-AQ to win the Rose Bowl. The Horned Frogs answered every question but one.
The careers of TCU's Andy Dalton and Wisconsin's Scott Tolzien have followed the same arc. They might not garner attention, but, man, do they know how to win.
Power and speed are the game's elemental truths. Wisconsin's power against TCU's speed isn't an original story. But it is the original story -- and the story of the Rose Bowl.
TCU and Cincinnati can make a case for being the best teams in their respective states.