NCAA Football Preview 2015: Big 12 Conference Breakdown

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Oct 11, 2014; Waco, TX, USA; TCU Horned Frogs wide receiver Josh Doctson (9) cannot make a catch during the fourth quarter against the Baylor Bears at McLane Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

NCAA Big 12 Projection: TCU Horned Frogs #1/ Baylor Bears #2

Either TCU or Baylor could be easily be ranked No. 1 by the start of 2015. Both teams have been topics of conversation since last season, and much of that national coverage looks to continue. Very little separates the talent and skill each football program returns this season making this the storyline to follow.

Since quarterbacks are the anchor of a football team, TCU clearly has the advantage with Trevone Boykin returning to the Frogs. He has incredible arm strength, and can easily torture defenses with his amazing tempo.

Whether the teams play in Fort Worth or Waco, things always get a bit chippy. But what kind of sports rivalry doesn’t get aggressive, especially with so much on the line?

Baylor’s new quarterback, Seth Russell, also has a lot of experience. The well-groomed junior leads one of the top offenses in the nation in 2015. The Bears are aggressive on defense, and offensively they’re deeply talented in their receiving corps.

Simply said,  TCU and Baylor both have stellar defenses and offenses. It’s the players who are going to play major roles.

Horned Frogs head coach Gary Patterson has clearly reloaded and plans to give his guys a shot at the National Championship. You can expect the same from Baylor’s head coach, Art Briles, who has proven talent to expose on his football squad.

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