The 2010 week 11 BCS standings come out Sunday night, and the TCU win over Utah is bound to really help them. The week 10 BCS standings had TCU ranked No. 3 last week, just ahead of Boise State and Utah in the rankings. They had just passed Boise State and as the strength of schedule grows for TCU, the computer rankings continue to help them. Utah came into this Mountain West Conference game with an 8-0 record on the season, and now TCU has taken them from the ranks of the unbeaten teams by quite a large margin.
There was never really a point where Utah could have been considered “in” the game on Saturday. TCU quarterback Andy Dalton connected with Josh Boyce for a touchdown less than five minutes into the game, and it was clear that the Utah defense was going to have a rough day. Dalton would connect with Boyce again eight minutes later, this time on a 93-yard pass play that would put TCU up 14-0. They added another touchdown before the quarter ended and even though they didn’t get the extra point, TCU took a 20-0 lead into the second quarter.
When the carnage was over on Saturday afternoon, TCU had beaten Utah by the score of 47-7, giving up only one score in the fourth quarter to end the shutout. Dalton would end up passing for 355 yards and three touchdowns, and the committee of running backs ended with 177 rushing yards and two touchdowns. This was a statement game by the TCU Horn Frogs, and it is quite clear that this is a team that deserves a shot at playing in the BCS National Championship Game this year. How the voters decide to look at things on Sunday could really set the stage for how the final 2010 BCS standings are going to look as well.
Three of the top ten teams in the 2010 BCS standings lost on Saturday, with TCU beating No. 5 Utah, LSU beating No. 6 Alabama, and Texas A&M beating No. 8 Oklahoma. Things are really starting to thin out at the top, and we head into week 11 of the college football season with just four undefeated teams left. Auburn, Oregon, TCU, and Boise State have all proven on the field that they deserve a shot at the BCS National Championship Game, but for the third straight year we could be looking at a TCU vs. Boise State game where both schools get disrespected by the voters once again.