Iowa State Cyclones vs TCU Horned Frogs Prediction, 9/26/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Iowa State Cyclones vs TCU Horned Frogs
Date: Saturday, September 26, 2020
Location: Amon G. Carter Stadium
Odds/Point Spread: Iowa State (-2.5)
Brock Purdy and the Iowa State Cyclones travel to Amon G. Carter Stadium on Saturday where they'll take on the TCU Horned Frogs. TCU opens this contest as 2.5-point dogs. The total opens at 47.5.
In their last outing, the Iowa State Cyclones took on the Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns and went home in defeat by a score of 31-14. Breece Hall led the team on the ground for the game. He broke a long run for 19 yards and he added 1 TD in this game. He ran for 103 yards on 20 carries which meant he was running for 5.2 yards per tote. Xavier Hutchinson was the receiving yardage leader with a total of 43 yards on 4 receptions. He averaged 10.8 yards per reception for the game. Brock Purdy went 16/35 with 145 yards by way of passing but wasn't able to throw a ball for a TD. He threw 1 pick for the contest.
The Cyclones earned 5,780 total yards for the previous season. As a unit they averaged 133.3 yds on the ground, which ranked them 100th in D-1. Iowa State amassed 29 touchdowns through the air and 22 rushing touchdowns. Regarding putting the ball in the endzone, the Iowa State Cyclones had an average of 32.2 points per contest. When it comes to yards via the pass, the Cyclones gave up 2,987 yds which ranked them 88th in Division 1. They gave up 4.0 yards per rushing attempt and 139.5 rushing yards per game throughout last season. They surrendered 22 passing touchdowns in addition to 13 touchdowns on the ground. Overall, they gave up 1,814 rushing yards through 13 outings. They conceded 369.3 yards per contest which ranked them 56th in the country. The Cyclones sat in 61st in college football regarding their opponents scoring, allowing 25.9 points per game.
In their last outing of 2019, the TCU Horned Frogs took on the West Virginia Mountaineers and were on the losing end of this game by a score of 20-17. Taye Barber led the team in rushing in this contest. His longest run of the day went for 64 yards but he never crossed the endzone by way of the rush. He ran for 69 yards on 2 carries which had him averaging 34.5 yards per tote. Jalen Reagor was the receiving yardage leader by earning 57 yards on 6 catches. He notched an average of 9.5 yards per reception in this contest. Max Duggan went 15/36 with 144 yards by way of passing but wasn't able to get any balls in the endzone via the pass. He tossed 2 interceptions for the game.
In terms of how much they scored, the Horned Frogs earned a ranking of 57th in college football scoring 30.3 points per contest. For the 2019 campaign, the Horned Frogs compiled 2,444 yards through the air as well as averaging 203.7 passing yards per game, which had them ranked 92nd in college football. They held an average of 204.0 rushing yards per game and rushed for 2,448 yards in total. The TCU Horned Frogs averaged 407.7 yards/game which had them sitting 63rd in the country. The Horned Frogs gave up 26.4 PPG, which had them ranked 70th in college football. Overall, they relinquished 317 points in total. TCU gave up a total of 1,666 yards via the ground game (138.8 yards per contest) in addition to 16 touchdowns by way of the ground game last year. They surrendered 22 touchdowns via the pass and 199.7 yards per game, which had them in 41st in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Cyclones/Horned Frogs college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Cyclones -2.5
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