TCU Horned Frogs vs Texas Longhorns Prediction, 10/3/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: TCU Horned Frogs vs Texas Longhorns
Date: Saturday, October 3, 2020
Location: Texas Memorial Stadium
Odds/Point Spread: TCU (+13)
Texas Memorial Stadium is the venue where Sam Ehlinger and the Texas Longhorns will play the TCU Horned Frogs on Saturday. Texas opens this game as 13-point favorites. The total has been set at 60.
In their last outing, the TCU Horned Frogs took on the Iowa State Cyclones and went home in defeat by a score of 37-34. Max Duggan went 16/19 with 241 yards by way of the pass and completed 3 TD's. He gave away 1 pick for the game. Emari Demercado led the team in rushing in this contest. He broke a long run for 11 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He rushed for a total of 39 yards on 8 carries which meant he averaged 4.9 yards per run. Taye Barber was the receiving yardage leader by racking up 82 yards on 5 catches. He averaged 16.4 yards per reception in this contest.
The Horned Frogs have earned 512 yards in total this year. As a team they have an average of 113 yards via the ground game which has them sitting 55th in the country. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, TCU has compiled 4 touchdowns via the pass and 0 touchdowns on the ground. In terms of putting the ball in the endzone, the TCU Horned Frogs have an average of 34 PPG. The Horned Frogs are sitting in 70th in college football when it comes to team defense, giving up 37 PPG. They are giving up 7.6 yards per rush and 212 rushing yards per contest this year. . Concerning passing yards, the Horned Frogs have given up 211 yards which ranks them 19th in D-1.
Matthew Downing has connected on 19 of his career 31 throws for a completion percentage of 61.3%. He is throwing for 49.2 yards per contest. For his college career, Downing has thrown for a total of 246 yards with 1 touchdown and 0 interceptions. He has a QB rating of 138.6 with a TD percentage of 3.2%. Since he has been in college, he has attempted a run 15 times totaling 6 yds.
In their last game, the Texas Longhorns played the Texas Tech Red Raiders and took home the victory by a score of 63-56. Sam Ehlinger went 27/40 with 262 yards by way of passing and threw 5 TD's. He tossed 1 interception on the day. Keaontay Ingram paced the team on the ground for the game. He broke a long run for 26 yards but he wasn't able to run one in for a touchdown. He rushed for 89 yards on 12 carries which gave him an average of 7.4 yards per carry. Joshua Moore was the receiving yardage leader by racking up 73 yards on 5 catches. He earned an average of 14.6 yards per reception for the game.
Regarding putting points on the board, the Longhorns rank 1st in college football by scoring 61 PPG. During the season thus far, the Longhorns have thrown for 743 yards through the air along with an average of 371.5 passing yards per game, which has them ranked 9th in D-1. They hold an average of 211 yards per game via the ground game and have toted the ball for 422 yards for the season. The Texas Longhorns have an average of 582.5 yards per game which is good for 7th in Division 1. The Longhorns are conceding 29.5 PPG, which has them ranked 48th in the nation. This year, they have relinquished 59 total points. Texas has given up a total of 159 yards on the ground (79.5 yards/game) and 2 touchdowns by way of the ground game on the campaign. They have allowed 5 touchdowns through the air as well as 257.5 yards/outing, ranking them 54th in D-1.
In the 38 games in his college career, Sam Ehlinger has completed 781 of his 1,227 tries for a total of 9,558 yards. He averages 251.5 yds per game through the air with a 146.3 quarterback rating. Ehlinger has thrown 78 TD's while tossing 23 interceptions. He has run for 1,607 yards on 460 tries. His TD percentage when attempting a pass is 6.4% and his interception rate is 1.9%.
Key TCU Horned Frogs Injuries
09/03/20 LB Marcel Brooks Eligibility is out indefinitely
Key Texas Longhorns Injuries
09/28/20 RB Bijan Robinson Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs TCU
09/28/20 WR Jake Smith Hamstring is upgraded to probable Saturday vs TCU
09/14/20 WR Jordan Whittington Knee is OUT 3-4 weeks
09/04/20 RB Daniel Young Personal is out for season
09/04/20 LB Marqez Bimage Personal is out for season
09/04/20 RB Derrian Brown Illness is out for season
09/04/20 WR Kennedy Lewis Staph Infection is out indefinitely
09/04/20 OL Willie Tyler Personal is out for season
Who will win tonight's Horned Frogs/Longhorns college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Horned Frogs +13
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