Poinsettia Bowl: N. Illinois vs. TCU

Terry Bowden
Yahoo! Sports

Northern Illinois running back Garrett Wolfe is the leading rusher in Division I-A, and shutting him down will be the key for TCU if the Horned Frogs are going to win this game. Wolfe has rushed for 1,900 yards this season, but the strength of the Horned Frogs' defense is stopping the run. TCU is giving up just 67.6 yards per game on the ground.

NIU has used two quarterbacks most of the year, but the more reliable one, Phil Horvath, is out with a knee injury. Sophomore Dan Nicholson will have to handle the offense by himself. Wolfe will pick up more than 100 yards, but it won't be enough to knock off the 25th-ranked Toads.

Pick: Horned Frogs

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