Pasadena, CA Rose Bowl (88,500)
01.01.11 5:00 pM EST

TV: ESPN PLAY-BY-PLAY: BRENT MUSBURGER; ANALYST: KIRK HERBSTREIT
RADIO: ESPN RADIO  PLAY-BY-PLAY: DAVID NORRIE; ANALYST: BILL ROSINSKI

The Granddaddy of Them All features two teams that pride themselves on the same two things: pounding the rock on offense and playing tough, hard-nosed defense. TCU ranks seventh in the nation in rushing yards per game with 260.5 per contest, while Wisconsin is 12th with 247.3 per game. The huge difference between these two teams is rushing defense where TCU is 3rd in the country, giving up a mere 89 yards per game and Wisconsin is 30th, yielding 131 per game. With both teams outside of the top 50 nationally in passing offense, it doesn’t take a Harvard grad to figure out that the teams will run the ball early

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