TCU at SMU College Football Picks and Predictions 9/8/2018
Friday, September 7, 2018
Gerald J. Ford Stadium
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The TCU Horned Frogs travel to Gerald J. Ford Stadium to take on the SMU Mustangs on Friday, September 7, 2018. The opening line for this game has TCU as 19 point favorites. The Horned Frogs have an ATS record of 0-1-0 while their over/under record is 1-0-0. The Mustangs have an over/under record of 0-1-0 and they are 0-1-0 against the spread.
Valuable TCU Horned Frogs Betting Trends
The TCU Horned Frogs are 1-0-0 against the over/under
The TCU Horned Frogs are 0-1-0 against the spread
Important SMU Mustangs Betting Trends
The SMU Mustangs are 0-1-0 against the over/under
The SMU Mustangs are 0-1-0 against the spread
Useful Offensive Statistics
The TCU Horned Frogs are 22nd in Division 1 in points scored with 55. They have run 74 plays this season for 499 yards, which ranks them 58th in the nation in total offense. The Horned Frogs average 6.7 yards per play, which is 41st in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 30 1st downs this year, placing them 21st overall as an offensive unit. On the ground TCU has run for 235 yards as a team, which ranks 40th in the country. They've run 42 times, averaging 5.6 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Horned Frogs have been penalized on offense 5 times for 48 yards so far this season, which has them 89th in the nation in penalties. Shawn Robinson has thrown for 182 yards this season. He has completed 17 passes on 24 attempts for a completion percentage of 70.8%. His quarterback rating this year is 175.8. He averages 7.6 yards per pass attempt and 10.1 adjusted yards per throw.
TCU is 25th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 7. They have surrendered a total of 185 yards on D, which is 18th in Division 1. The Horned Frogs are ranked 26th in yards per play allowed with 3.6. Opposing offenses have completed 5 passes on 18 attempts against the TCU Horned Frogs defense this season, placing them 13th and 19th in the country. The TCU pass defense has also given up a total of 101 yards through the air, which is 24th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 34 attempts for 84 yards this year, putting them in 33rd place in D-1 against the run. The Horned Frogs have committed 5 penalties for 40 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 47th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
TCU is ranked 5th in the nation in punt returns with 6. They've accumulated 113 punt return yards and average 18.8 yards per return, which is 14th in college football. They have returned 2 kicks for 78 yards on special teams, ranking 34th in kick return yardage. The Horned Frogs average 39 yards per kick return and they are 20th in the country in all-purpose yards with 690. TCU Horned Frogs kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 7 for 7 this year. Their punters have totaled 59 yards on 2 punts, averaging 30 yards per punt. That places them 117th in Division 1 in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Mustangs have run for 4 yards as a team, which ranks 121st in the nation. They've run 19 times, averaging 0.2 yards per rush as a unit. The Mustangs have been penalized on offense 4 times for 40 yards so far this year, which has them 104th in the country in penalties. They are 97th in Division 1 in points scored with 23. They have run 43 plays this year for 256 yards, which ranks them 68th in the nation in total offense. The SMU Mustangs average 6 yards per play, which is 60th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 10 1st downs this season, ranking them 122nd overall as an offensive unit. Ben Hicks has completed 12 throws while attempting 24 passes for a completion percentage of 50%. He has passed for 252 yards this year. He averages 10.3 adjusted yards per throw and 10.5 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 157.4.
The SMU Mustangs rush defense has given up 43 attempts for 68 yards this season, putting them in 25th place in the country against the run. They have had 5 penalties for 40 yards on defense this year. That places them 49th in Division 1. SMU is 112th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 46. They have given up a total of 529 yards on D, which is 111th in the nation. The Mustangs are 86th in yards per play allowed with 5.6. Opponent offenses have completed 41 throws on 51 attempts against the SMU defense this season, ranking them 128th and 119th in the country. The SMU Mustangs pass defense has also surrendered a total of 461 yards in the air, which is 125th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The SMU Mustangs punters have accumulated 381 yards on 8 punts, averaging 48 yards per punt. That ranks them 20th in the NCAA in punting average. They have returned 3 kicks for 66 yards on special teams, which puts them 41st in kick return yardage. The Mustangs average 22 yards per kick return and they are 111th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 330.
Who will win tonight's Horned Frogs/Mustangs college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Horned Frogs -19
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