TCU at SMU Free College Football Picks & Odds
by Guy Bruhn - 9/22/2014
Saturday, September 27, 2014
Gerald J. Ford Stadium in University Park
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TCU will have an unofficial second bye week in a row as they travel to Dallas to take on the 0-3 Mustangs of SMU. If there's one team who would love a reset on the season it would be the Mustangs who have scored just 12 points in 3 games. Actually, instead of a reset button perhaps a fast-forward would be a better use of resources so players and fans can put this frustrating season in a box and throw away the key.
TCU is a well-rested 2-0 after playing only 2 games over the course of the first month of the season. They started off the season with a 48-14 win over Samford on August 30th followed by a September 13th win against Minnesota 30-7. The sample size is small but the always ferocious Horned Frog defense is giving up only 10.5 PPG while QB Trevone Boykin has thrown for over 250 yards and 2TD in both contests.
SMU has been the whipping boy for opposing offenses to pad their stats through the first 3 games of the year. The schedule makers don't exactly help but so far SMU has lost 45-0 to #10 Baylor, 43-6 to North Texas, and 58-6 a week ago to #6 Texas A&M. The Mustangs have scored just 1 TD through 12 quarters of play and rank dead last in the FBS in rushing yards, points for and points against.
It doesn't get any easier for SMU as 30 point home underdogs on Saturday. Granted it is the first time TCU is going on the road for the season but their early season sparingly schedule has them chomping at the bit for some game action. Look for another long day for the Mustangs barring any minor miracle.
TCU Horned Frogs Betting Trends
TCU Horned Frogs are 2-0-0 Against the Spread
TCU Horned Frogs are 1-1-0 against the Over/Under
SMU Mustangs Betting Trends
SMU Mustangs are 0-3-0 Against the Spread
SMU Mustangs are 2-1-0 against the Over/Under
Injuries to Watch
TCU Horned Frogs
09/22/14 DB Chris Hackett Foot probable Saturday vs. SMU
09/22/14 OL Frank Kee Shoulder out indefinitely
08/14/14 RB Shaun Nixon Knee out indefinitely
08/06/14 DL Devonte Fields Disciplinary out indefinitely
09/21/14 DB Horace Richardson Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. TCU
09/21/14 DB J.R. Richardson Leg "?" Saturday vs. TCU
09/09/14 QB Neal Burcham Elbow out for season
09/06/14 RB Daniel Gresham Knee out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take TCU
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