Saturday, January 20, 2018

TCU at Utah

Undefeated TCU will face a tough crowd when it travels to Utah to face the unbeaten Utes in Week 10.

TCU offense vs. Utah defense
• The running game powers the TCU offense and Utah defensive coordinator Kalani Sitake will likely crowd the line of scrimmage and play one safety high in an effort to slow the Horned Frogs on the ground. Utes FS Justin Taplin-Ross is big enough (214 pounds) to line up in the box and SS Brian Blechen is rangy enough to cover the deep middle. However, the inexperience of Taplin-Ross and Blechen could lead to TCU breaking some big runs. Taplin-Ross will take false steps and get caught in traffic at times, and while Blechen closes quickly when filling downhill, he often takes inconsistent pursuit angles. The Horned Frogs' offensive line gets into position well and creates creases for RBs Ed Wesley and Matthew Tucker, both of whom are fast enough to go the distance, so Utah must be disciplined and tackle well in space.