Texas vs TCU NCAA Football Picks Against the Spread 10/26/2019
Saturday, October 26, 2019
Amon G. Carter Stadium
Amon G. Carter Stadium is the venue where Max Duggan and the TCU Horned Frogs will play the Texas Longhorns on Saturday. TCU opens this game as 2-point favorites. The Longhorns are 4-3-0 ATS and 5-2-0 when betting on the total. The Horned Frogs are 3-3-0 when wagering on the over/under and 2-4-0 against the spread.
The last time they took the field, the Texas Longhorns played the Kansas Jayhawks and won 50-48. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Longhorns was Sam Ehlinger who went 31/44 with 399 yards passing and threw 4 TD's. He tossed 1 interception in the game. Keaontay Ingram led the team in rushing for that game. He broke a long run for 32 yards and he tallied 1 TD for the game. He rushed for a total of 101 yards on 14 carries which means he ran for an average of 7.2 yards per carry. Devin Duvernay was the leader in receiving yardage with a tally of 110 yards on 8 receptions. He notched an average of 13.8 yards per catch for that game. The Longhorns ran the ball a total of 40 times and totaled 239 yards which had them averaging 6.0 yards per attempt. On the day, they finished with a total of 85 plays which gave them a total of 638 yards. On the day, the Longhorns racked up a total of 33 1st downs and they had 8 penalties for 86 yards which shows us how undisciplined this team can be. When it comes to their defensive performance, Texas gave up 27 completions on 47 tries for a total of 310 yards, and a completion percentage of 57.4%. In the running game, the Longhorns gave up 259 yards on 39 carries which is an average of 6.6 yards per rushing attempt allowed. Overall, they gave up 569 yards but weren't able to foce a turnover.
The Longhorns come into this matchup with a record of 5-2 this year. They are one of the most potent offenses in the country with an average of 40.9 points per contest, ranking them 9th in the nation. As a team, they are averaging 175 rushing yards per contest which is 6th in the Big 12 Conference. For total yards, they are currently ranked 4th in the Big 12 Conference and 19th in the nation with 3,374 yards. The Longhorns have one of the most lackluster defenses in the country, giving up 30.7 points per contest ranking them 8th in the conference. When it comes to passing yards, the Longhorns have allowed 2,149 yards. Teams are completing 63.3% of the throws they are attempting against them and averaging 8.0 yards per try. In regard to rushing yards, Texas is allowing 159.9 yards per contest putting them 5th in the Big 12 and 72nd in college football. Opposing teams are running for an average of 4.6 yards per carry putting them 7th in the Big 12 Conference and 87th in the country overall. Overall, they have conceded 1,119 rushing yards through 7 games.
In their last game, the TCU Horned Frogs played the Kansas State Wildcats and ended up taking the loss by a score of 24-17. Max Duggan paced the team on the ground for that game. He tore off a long run of 46 yards and he ran for 1 TD for the contest. He ran for a total of 115 yards via 13 carries which meant he averaged 8.8 yards per run. Jalen Reagor was the receiving yardage leader with a tally of 85 yards on 8 catches. He averaged 10.6 yards per catch for that game. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Horned Frogs was Max Duggan who went 16/29 with 132 yards through the air but wasn't able to throw a ball for a TD. He finished the game without throwing an interception. The Horned Frogs ran the ball a total of 40 times and earned a total of 228 yards which gave them an average of 5.7 yards per rushing attempt. On the day, they ran 71 plays for 366 yards. On the day, the Horned Frogs earned 22 1st downs and they totaled 5 penalties for 38 yards which is telling of how their week of practice went. When it comes to their defensive performance, TCU gave up 11 catches on 23 attempts totaling 172 yards, and a completion percentage of 47.8%. For the game, they allowed a total of 284 yards but weren't able to foce a turnover. In the running game, the Horned Frogs gave up 112 yards on 29 tries which gave them an average of 3.9 yards per run allowed.
The Horned Frogs step onto the field holding a record of 3-3. In discussing the offensive production, the Horned Frogs have one of the best offenses in the nation. TCU is making teams fear their ground game this season by averaging 239.5 rushing yards per game, ranking them 12th in the nation. As a team, they have a total of 1,437 rushing yards through 6 contests, and if they want to continue their dominance, they'll want to keep running the ball. The Horned Frogs average 441.5 yards per contest overall ranking them 36th in the country and 7th in the conference. The Horned Frogs are giving up 24.7 points per game ranking them 5th in the conference and 53rd in the country. When talking about points allowed, they have allowed 148 points in total. In terms of yards on the ground, they are giving up 103 yards per game which puts them at 21st in college football and 1st in the Big 12. This year, they have allowed 618 yards rushing and 10.2 rushing touchdowns. Their passing defense is one of the most dominate groups in Division 1. They are allowing 181 passing yards per contest. For passing yards allowed per game, the Horned Frogs are ranked 2nd in the Big 12.
Who will win tonight's Longhorns/Horned Frogs college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Horned Frogs -2
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