College Football BettingThere will be a different look to the longest tenured bowl in college football betting this season when Big Ten champions No. 5 Wisconsin battle the first BCS at large to ever compete in the Rose Bowl when they take on No. 3 TCU. The Horned Frogs earned their shot with the nation’s top-ranked defense, but will now have to prove their worth against the best offense they will have faced this year.

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Wisconsin Badgers v. TCU Horned Frogs


Saturday January 1, 2011 – 5:00 PM ET


Online Sports Betting Odds: TCU - 3

Wisconsin and TCU actually finished tied for scoring with an average 43.3 points per game. That makes the argument for how much the schedules of smaller conference schools should factor in to BCS rankings a big factor in this game, as it would be a major blow should the Horned Frogs falter against a Big Ten champion.

NCAA Football Betting Preview: Wisconsin

The Badgers were never projected to be this good offensively, and while Unitas award winner and quarterback Scott Tolzien is a big reason for the team’s success, the nation’s 12th-ranked running game is the biggest reason why Wisconsin is ranked fifth in the country. A mammoth offensive line that six All-Big Ten members has opened countless holes for the trio of James White, John Clay, and Montee Ball, each of whom finished the football betting year with over 880 yards rushing. The ground game helped open the skies for Tolzien, who finished with a 74.3-completion percentage- the best mark in the country. The Badgers didn’t allow any of their final four opponents to score more than 28, but will need to flex their defensive muscle against the high-scoring Horned Frogs.

NCAA Football Betting Preview: TCU

The Horned Frogs were dominant defensively this season, allowing an average of just 11.4 points per online football betting game, the best mark in the FBS. However, TCU’s defense is based on speed, and it will be difficult for them to match up against the much bigger Badgers. That will put even more pressure on senior Andrew Dalton who has thrown for 2, 638 yards and 26 touchdowns this year, while rushing for another 481 along with five touchdowns. The Horned Frogs will need running backs Ed Wesley and Matthew Tucker to be at their best after they combined to help TCU average 261.2 yards per game.

The Match Up: Wisconsin v. TCU

While the Badgers are the much bigger team, the Horned Frogs will be determined to prove that their speed can match Wisconsin at every turn, and that will be the difference in this game. Look for TCU to swarm to the ball on defense, and open things up on offense with Dalton leading their explosive passing attack.

BSN Sports Pick: Horned Frogs - 3

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