TCU and Michigan will face each other in Saturday’s College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Fiesta Bowl. The Horned Frogs are obviously in their 1st-ever Playoff, while the Wolverines, who fell in last year’s semifinal to eventual national champion Georgia, are looking to punch their ticket to Jan. 9’s championship game and a possible rematch with the Bulldogs.

One of the strengths of the Wolverines in 2022, as it’s been over the past few years, has been their offensive line, as evidenced by the unit’s back-to-back Joe Moore Award wins. And it’s safe to say that their counterpart on the opposing sideline has taken notice, namely talented guard Steve Avila.

“We actually watched film on them to see how they are — and they deserve that award,” he said. “Every day after practice, we go in and watch film on Michigan. We watch practice, and then there was one day [last week] where we were talking like, ‘They won the Joe Moore Award, I want to see what they’re like.’ We went ahead and looked at that for about 15 minutes, to see how they are. And yeah, they’re a pretty good group.”

The Horned Frogs will get an up-close-and-personal look at the Wolverines’ front 5 on Saturday. Hopefully for the Wolverines, the group will be able to flex its collective muscle and put itself a step closer to a national championship.

(H/T On3 Sports)