California Golden Bears vs TCU Horned Frogs Prediction, 9/11/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: California Golden Bears vs TCU Horned Frogs
Date: Saturday, September 11, 2021
Location: Amon G. Carter Stadium in Fort Worth, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Horned Frogs (-10)
The TCU Horned Frogs (1-0) are hosting the California Golden Bears (0-1) at Amon G. Carter Stadium on Saturday. TCU opens this game as 10-point favorites. The betting total comes in at 49.
The California Golden Bears step onto the field holding a record of 0-1 this season. The last time they took the field, the Golden Bears played the Nevada Wolf Pack and went home with a loss by a final score of 22-17. Chase Garbers went 25/38 with 177 yards through the air and 1 TD. He had a QB rate of 108.3 and ended the game with 1 interception. Damien Moore was the rushing leader for the Golden Bears with 15 attempts for 79 yards (5.3 yds per carry). The California Golden Bears ran the ball 27 different times and had 153 yds, which came out to an average of 5.7 yards per attempt. In all, they ran 65 plays which gave them a total of 330 yds. California allowed 22 pass completions on 39 tries for a total of 312 yards, and a completion rate of 56.4%. In the running game, the Golden Bears gave up 61 yds on 26 attempts, which averages out to 2.3 yds per run allowed.
In terms of scoring points, the California Golden Bears are averaging 17.0 PPG. As a unit they have an average of 153.0 yards on the ground which is 70th in the nation. The Golden Bears have attained 330 total yards for the year. In terms of getting in the endzone, California has earned 1 touchdown through the air and 1 touchdown on the ground. California has recorded 17 1st downs, and they have been hurt by 5 infractions for 56 yards.
The Golden Bears are ranked 84th in the nation when it comes to team defense, allowing 22.0 PPG. Opposing teams are running for an average of 2.3 yards per running attempt and 61.0 rushing yards per contest so far this year. Overall, they have allowed 61 yards via the ground game in 1 game. In terms of passing yards, the Golden Bears are allowing 312 yds which has them ranked 118th in college football. They have relinquished 312.0 yards per outing via the pass and allowed a completion percentage of 56.4%. For the season, they have given up 373.0 yards/contest which ranks them 87th in college football.
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The Horned Frogs step onto the field holding a record of 1-0 for this season. When they last played, the Horned Frogs took home the win by a final score of 45-3 against the Duquesne Dukes. Max Duggan (1 TD) walked away from the contest with 207 yds on 14/19 through the air while his QB rating was 172.0. He had 1 interception and his average yards per attempt was 10.9. Daimarqua Foster carried the football 10 times for 32 yds, finishing the game with 3.2 yds per carry for TCU. The Horned Frogs ended up finishing with 431 yards and they ran 62 plays (7.0 yards per play). TCU ran the ball for 4.7 yards per tote, totaling 178 yards on 38 carries. TCU surrendered 29 rush attempts for 61 yds (2.1 yards per rush). The Horned Frogs pass defense allowed a completion percentage of 25.0%, surrendering 76 yds on 3 for 12 through the air.
When looking at the points being put on the board, the Horned Frogs are sitting 21st in Division 1 with an average of 45.0 points per game. During this campaign to this point, the Horned Frogs currently have a total of 253 yards via the pass, giving them a rank of 55th in the nation. The TCU Horned Frogs maintain an average of 431.0 yards/contest, which has them sitting 52nd in college football. The TCU offense has 45 yards of penalties on 5 infractions, which has them sitting 79th in Division 1 in terms of giving up free yards.
TCU has surrendered a total of 61 yards via the ground game. They have given up 0 TDs through the air and 76.0 yards/game, which has them ranked 16th in the nation. The Horned Frogs defense has taken part in 41 plays, which ranks 13th in the nation. The Horned Frogs are allowing 3.0 points per game, which has them ranked 19th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Golden Bears/Horned Frogs college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Horned Frogs -10
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