No. 5 Boise State hosts the TCU Horned Frogs in a Mountain West Conference battle on Saturday afternoon.
Today will be the first regular season meeting between these two schools, who have met in three bowl games the last eight seasons with the Broncos earning wins in the 2003 PlainsCapital Fort Worth Bowl and 2010 Tostitos Fiesta Bowl, while TCU had a 17-16 in the 2008 San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl.
Leading the Broncos is senior quarterback Kellen Moore, who became the all-time leader in "wins" with his 46th last week against UNLV. A Heisman Trophy candidate, Moore has completed 73.7 percent of 259 pass attempts for 2,229 yards with 29 touchdowns and just five interceptions this season. Moore is complemented by senior running back Doug Martin, who has a team-high 756 yards and nine touchdowns on the ground. Martin needs to average 61 yards per game to go over 1,000 for a second consecutive season.
The Horned Frogs ride a four-game winning streak into Saturday's meeting with the Broncos. Quarterback Casey Pachall has played well in his attempts to replace Andy Dalton, completing 68.5 percent of 235 pass attempts for 1,940 yards with 19 touchdowns and five interceptions. Waymon James, Matthew Tucker and Ed Wesley pace a solid Horned Frogs rushing attack that averages 227.6 yards per game and has scored 26 touchdowns on the season.
Game date, time: 3:30 pm ET, Saturday, November 12, 2011
Location: Bronco Stadium, Boise, Idaho
TV channel: Versus
Spread: Broncos are favored by 15.5 points
Series history: Broncos lead the series, 2-1
For further reading, news, discussion and more, visit Boise State blog One Bronco Nation Under God and TCU blog Frogs O'War. Here’s the complete Week 10 college football TV schedule, and stay tuned to SB Nation’s college football news hub for more.