Friday, September 23, 2016
Gerald J. Ford Stadium
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The TCU Horned Frogs take on the SMU Mustangs on Friday, September 23, 2016 at Gerald J. Ford Stadium. The opening line for this game has TCU as 24 point favorites. This season the Horned Frogs are 0-3-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 3-0-0. The Mustangs have an over/under record of 0-3-0 and they are 3-0-0 against the spread.
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Kenny Hill finished with 219 yards through the air for TCU last week. He completed 19 passes out of 30 attempts for a 63% completion percentage. The Horned Frogs were led in rushing by Kyle Hicks, who finished with 117 yards on 12 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 10 yards per carry. John Diarse was the team leader in receiving with a total of 97 yards and 7 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 14 yards per reception. As a team in that game TCU got a total of 22 first downs. Of those first downs, 8 came on the ground while 12 came through the air. They ran 72 total plays for 481 yards for the game. The Horned Frogs ran for 229 yards on 37 attempts.
Ben Hicks finished with 209 yards through the air for SMU last week. He completed 19 passes out of 32 attempts for a 59% completion percentage. The Mustangs were led in rushing by Braeden West, who finished with 220 yards on 24 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 9 yards per carry. Courtland Sutton was the team leader in receiving with a total of 62 yards and 3 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 21 yards per reception. SMU got a total of 25 first downs in that game. 12 came from running the ball and 8 came from a pass. They ran 79 total plays for 495 yards for the game. The Mustangs ran for 286 yards on 47 attempts.
TCU scores 46 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 12th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 30.3 passes on 47.7 attempts for a 63.6 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 356 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 11th in college football. The Horned Frogs run for an average of 215.7 yards per game on 35.3 attempts for an average of 6.1 yards per carry. That ranks them 41st in the nation. They also run 83 plays per contest and average 6.9 yards per play for an average of 571.7 yards per game, ranking their offense 4th overall this season. The Horned Frogs average 28.3 first downs per game which ranks them 8th in the country. They accumulate 90 penalty yards per game via 8.7 penalties, which ranks 10th in the nation.
TCU allows 257.7 passing yards per game, ranking 99th in D-1, and they allow 34 points per contest on defense, which ranks 103rd. They give up 18.3 completions on 32 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 57.3. The Horned Frogs allow 148.7 rushing yards per game on 41.3 carries for an average of 3.6 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 64th in the country. TCU allows 406.3 total yards per game including 5.5 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 86th in terms of yards per game. They force 0.3 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 5.7 penalties for 40 yards per game, ranking them 13th among D-1 teams.
SMU averages 25.3 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 99th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 16.3 passes per game on 34.3 attempts for a 47.6 percent completion percentage. They throw for 246 yards through the air per game, ranking them 53rd in Division 1. The Mustangs run for an average of 244.7 yards per game on 43.7 attempts for an average of 5.6 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 20th on the ground. They also run 78 plays per game and average 6.3 yards per play for a total of 490.7 yards per game, ranking them 29th in the country on offense. The Mustangs get an average of 23 first downs per game, which ranks 49th in the nation. They average 53.3 penalty yards per game via 5.3 penalties, ranking them 78th in college football.
SMU allows an average of 251.7 passing yards yards per game, which ranks 96th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 25 points per contest, which has them ranked 67th in the nation. They give up 25.3 completions on 44.7 attempts for a completion percentage of 56.7 per game. The Mustangs allow 151.7 rushing yards per contest on 40 carries for a 3.8 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 69th in the country. SMU allows 403.3 total yards per game for an average of 4.8 yards per play, which ranks 82nd in D-1. They force 3.3 turnovers per contest and 9 penalties for 85.7 yards in each contest, ranking 123rd in the nation.
TCU Betting Trends
TCU is 3-0-0 against the over/under this season
TCU has an ATS record of 0-3-0 this season
SMU Betting Trends
SMU is 0-3-0 against the over/under this season
SMU has an ATS record of 3-0-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
08/29/16 PK Jonathan Song Toe out indefinitely
09/12/16 QB Matt Davis Knee out for season
08/30/16 OL Chad Pursley ACL out for season
Tony's Pick: Take TCU
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