From the brains down there in Fort Worth:
Three reasons why TCU will win or fall in Josh Hoover’s first start vs. BYU (msn.com)
OK, I will bite on this one
1. Exploitable defense: The Cougars are giving up nearly 30 points per game to Power Five competition. The rushing defense has been a weakness as the Cougars have allowed at least 177 yards on the ground in three straight games. That means TCU running back Emani Bailey has a great shot at another 100-yard rushing game.
Me: Bailey will get his 100 yards and maybe a couple of scores but BYU playing a one dimensional team who can’t throw the ball downfield will not have to worry about TCU scoring 30 points. This is NOT CU playing TCU with 0 defense. TCU’s defense has been susceptible to the pass. Many of us have pointed out that BYU went 3 and out the 1st 4 possessions in the Cinny game til ARod got a clue and opened up the offense with Slovis bombing away.
All of us would prefer to see BYU come out slinging it only going to the run once BYU is moving the ball rather then the anemic run 1st, pass 2nd when TCU knows we are passing.
Recipe: Stop Bailey, Force Hoover to throw, win ball game.