TCU vs Oklahoma NCAA Football Picks and Tips 11/23/2019
Game: TCU Horned Frogs vs Oklahoma Sooners
Date: Saturday, November 23, 2019
Location: Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, OK
Odds/Point Spread: Oklahoma -14.5
Jalen Hurts and the Oklahoma Sooners host the TCU Horned Frogs at Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on Saturday, November 23, 2019. TCU opens this game as 14.5-point underdogs. The Horned Frogs are 3-7-0 ATS and 7-3-0 when betting on the total. The Sooners are 5-4-1 when wagering on the over/under and 4-6-0 against the spread.
In their last contest, the TCU Horned Frogs played the Texas Tech Red Raiders and earned the victory by a score of 33-31. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Horned Frogs was Max Duggan who went 25/42 with 323 yards through the air and threw 2 touchdowns. He finished this contest without throwing a pick. Darius Anderson paced the team on the ground for the game. He tore off a long run of 14 yards but he never crossed the endzone by way of the rush. He rushed for 87 yards on 19 carries which means he ran for an average of 4.6 yards per carry. Taye Barber was the leader in receiving yardage by earning 137 yards on 8 receptions. He had an average of 17.1 yards per reception for the game. The Horned Frogs rushed the ball a total of 53 times and earned 226 yards which earned them an average of 4.3 yards per carry. For the contest, the Horned Frogs totaled 28 1st downs and they had 7 penalties for 60 yards which tells us their heads weren't always in the game. Overall, they ran 95 plays for a total of 549 yards. When it comes to their defensive performance, TCU conceded 19 catches on 33 throws totaling 333 yards, and a completion percentage of 57.6%. Against the run, the Horned Frogs conceded 69 yards on 18 carries which is an average of 3.8 yards per carry allowed. In the game, they gave up a total of 402 yards and forced 2 takeaways.
The Horned Frogs come into this matchup with a record of 5-5 for the 2019 season. For total yardage, they are currently ranked 7th in the Big 12 Conference and 41st in college football with 4,391 yards. They are one of top scoring teams in the nation with an average of 32.3 points per contest, ranking them 45th in college football. As a unit, they are averaging 215.6 yards on the ground per game which is 3rd in the conference. The Horned Frogs have one of the middle tier defenses in the country, allowing 26.9 points per game ranking them 5th in the Big 12 Conference. When it comes to passing yards, the Horned Frogs have conceded 2,235 yards. Opponents are completing 55.3% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 6.9 yards per try. In regard to rushing yards, TCU is allowing 121.3 yards per game putting them 1st in the Big 12 and 24th in the country. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 3.9 yards per rush ranking them 3rd in the Big 12 and 40th in D-1 overall. In total, they have allowed 1,213 yards rushing through 10 contests.
In their last outing, the Oklahoma Sooners played the Baylor Bears and earned the victory by a score of 34-31. Running the show from under center for the Sooners was Jalen Hurts who went 30/42 with 297 yards passing and completed 4 touchdowns. He walked away with 1 pick on the day. Jalen Hurts led the team on the ground for the game. He had a long run of 17 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He ran for 114 yards via 27 carries which meant he was running for 4.2 yards per carry. Lee Morris led the team in receiving yardage by racking up 86 yards on 7 catches. He notched an average of 12.3 yards per catch for the game. The Sooners rushed the ball a total of 52 times and earned 228 yards giving them an average of 4.4 yards per run. For the contest, the Sooners got 34 first downs and they totaled 7 penalties for 66 yards which tells us their heads weren't always in the game. In all, they ran 95 plays for 525 yards. When it comes to their defensive performance, Oklahoma allowed 18 catches on 29 throws for a total of 194 yards, and a completion percentage of 62.1%. In the game, they gave up a total of 307 yards and earned 2 takeaways. Against the run, the Sooners allowed 113 yards on 23 tries which is an average of 4.9 yards per carry allowed.
The Sooners head into this matchup 9-1. Oklahoma has made teams game plan around their running game by averaging 247.3 rushing yards per game, which has them at 13th in D-1. As a team, they have compiled a total of 2,473 rushing yards through 10 contests, and if they want to continue their dominance, they'll want to keep running the ball. The Sooners average 581.3 yards per contest overall putting them 1st in D-1 and 1st in the conference. The Sooners are conceding 25.6 points per contest which puts them at 4th in the conference and 51st in the country. In terms of points given up, they have given up 256 points in total. When talking about yards on the ground, they are allowing 142.4 yards per game which puts them at 48th in D-1 and 4th in the Big 12. For this season, they have given up a total of 1,424 rushing yards and 15 rushing TDs. Their pass defense is one of the mediocre units in the nation. They are allowing 207.9 passing yards per contest. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Sooners are currently ranked 2nd in the conference.
Who will win tonight's Horned Frogs/Sooners college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Horned Frogs +14.5
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