This includes ...
2001: at No. 4 Nebraska, L 21-7
2004: at Texas Tech, L 70-35
2005: at No. 5 Oklahoma, W 17-10
2006: v. No. 24 Texas Tech, W 12-3
2007: at No. 7 Texas, L 34-13
2008: at No. 2 Oklahoma, L 35-10
2009: at Clemson, W 14-10
2010: v. No. 22 Oregon State, W 30-21
2011: at Baylor, L 50-48
Of these games, the one that looks the most similar for No. 20 TCU's game on Saturday against No. 12 LSU is the 2005 game at Oklahoma.
This TCU team is much bigger, better and more athletic than that group that upset the Sooners in Norman, but there should be one big similarity between these two games: Do not be surprised if TCU dares LSU and its quarterback, Zach Mettenberger to beat them.
If OU quarterback Paul Thompson had been able to complete anything, the outcome likely would have been different. Instead, he was 11 of 26 for 109 yards and one interception. Backup Rhett Bomar was 2 of 5 for 19 yards.
Teams have tried forever to beat LSU using this method, and it's a reason why so many of the Tigers' games are close. The Frogs have the secondary to execute this plan.
Mettenberger, who is a senior, has started 13 games in his career. He's completed 58.8 percent of his passes with 12 TDs and 7 Ints. He's better than Paul Thompson. The game will change if Zach forces TCU's defense to respect the accuracy of his arm.
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