SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Boise State coach Chris Petersen doesn't think so. He was asked if it was an advantage for Boise State to have played in a BCS bowl, while TCU is competing in its first.
"Oklahoma had been to how many tremendously huge bowl games and we hadn't been to any big bowl games," Petersen said. "Every team's different. It is a big game and they will be excited. There will be nothing like that first quarter with the energy and the electricity that will be in that stadium.
"I know how Gary coaches his guys, they keep things in perspective. It is just time to go play."
Patterson clearly isn't concerned about it. TCU decided not to do a walk-through at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale on Sunday. Patterson said his team has played in big stadiums and he didn't want to get them up early on Sunday to work out (because that was the only time available because of Cardinals home game).