It seems like I have played more battleship and "naval command" on yahoo than anything lately. I'm on break from college and college football has taken a break, unless you count the DII and DIII playoffs. Finally, after two weeks of no college football, games begin again tonight. I really should not be this excited for the San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl, but I am. Northern Illinois is set to take on TCU. You look at it on paper and it should be a pretty good matchup.
Statistically the two teams look to match up very well, however don't expect this one to be too much of a game. Teams all over the MAC were able to slow down Garrett Wolfe the second half of the season. Expect TCU to do the same.
The Horned Frogs were a team that I thought could make a run at a BCS game at the start of the season. They didn't hold up their end of the bargain however. TCU is averaging 10 more points per ballgame than NIU is. The Huskies have played a little tougher schedule but don't expect them to pull out a win in this one...
TCU 31 NIU 17