BYU Cougars vs TCU Horned Frogs Prediction, 10/14/2023 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: BYU Cougars vs TCU Horned Frogs
Date: Saturday, October 14, 2023
Location: Amon G. Carter Stadium in Fort Worth, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Horned Frogs (-5)
Amon G. Carter Stadium is the location where the TCU Horned Frogs (3-3) will take on the BYU Cougars (4-1) on Saturday, October 14, 2023. TCU opens this game as 5-point favorites from oddsmakers. The total comes in at 52.
The BYU Cougars step onto the field holding a record of 4-1 this year. The last time they took the field, the Cougars played the Cincinnati Bearcats and notched a win by a score of 35-27. Kedon Slovis finished 13/24 with 223 yards passing and 2 TDs. He had a quarterback rating of 159.7 and ended the contest without throwing an interception. LJ Martin was the best rusher for the Cougars with 16 attempts for 66 yards (4.1 yards per carry). The BYU Cougars ran the ball 28 times and accumulated 70 yds, earning them an average of 2.5 yards per tote. For the game, they ran 53 plays which gave them 295 yds. BYU surrendered 23 pass completions on 37 attempts for 256 yds, and a completion percentage of 62.2%. On the ground, the Cougars gave up 242 yds on 47 attempts, which averages out to 5.1 yards per run allowed.
The Cougars have tallied 1,593 total yards this season. In terms of distribution of touchdowns, BYU has compiled 11 passing touchdowns and 9 touchdowns via the ground. They have given the ball to the opposition 5 different times. BYU has tallied 87 1st downs as a unit, and they have committed 25 penalties for 191 yds. As a team they have an average of 62.8 yards on the ground ranking this team at 132nd in Division 1. In terms of scoring points, the BYU Cougars are averaging 31.0 PPG.
The Cougars are ranked 50th in Division 1 when it comes to the opposition scoring, conceding 22.4 PPG. They are giving up 4.4 yards per rush on the ground and 152.4 rushing yards per contest on the campaign. For the season, they have allowed 762 yards on the ground through 5 games. Concerning yards via the pass, the Cougars are conceding 1,042 yards which has them sitting in 25th in Division 1. They have conceded 208.4 yards per contest via the pass as well as allowing a completion percentage of 61.1%. Over the course of this season, they are granting 360.8 yards per contest ranking them 62nd in Division 1. They have granted 8 touchdowns by air in addition to 3 touchdowns via the ground game.
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The Horned Frogs come into this matchup with a record of 3-3 for this season. When they last played, the Horned Frogs took a loss by a final score of 27-14 against the Iowa State Cyclones. Josh Hoover (1 touchdown) walked away from the contest with 119 yards on 11/19 through the air while his quarterback rating was 117.3. He had 1 pick and his average yards per attempt was 6.3. Emani Bailey ran the ball 21 times for 152 yds, finishing the game with 7.2 yards per carry for TCU. TCU ran the football for 5.0 yards per carry, totaling 185 yards on 37 carries. The Horned Frogs finished the contest with a total of 398 yds and they ran 73 plays (5.5 yds per play). The Horned Frogs secondary conceded a completion percentage of 57.1%, surrendering 138 yds on 16 for 28 passing. TCU relinquished 37 running attempts for 215 yds (5.8 yds per rush).
In terms of how much they score, the Horned Frogs are sitting 54th in D-1 with 31.3 PPG. The TCU Horned Frogs maintain an average of 472.5 yards per contest, ranking them 17th in the nation. The TCU offense has totaled 342 yds of penalties on 41 infractions, which is 26th in D-1 in terms of hurting your team. They have thrown 8 picks while allowing opponents to recover 2 fumbles and they have earned 155 1st downs. During the season to this point, the Horned Frogs currently have a total of 1,682 passing yards in addition to holding an average of 280.3 passing yards per outing, which is ranked 28th in the nation. They average 192.2 run yards per game and have rushed for 1,153 yards overall.
TCU has given up a total of 756 rushing yards (126.0 yards/game) as well as 9 touchdowns via the rush this year. They have conceded 5 touchdowns via the pass in addition to 241.7 yards/outing, which puts them in 91st in college football. Their defense has totaled 2 fumbles and 5 picks for the season. The Horned Frogs defense has taken part in 421 plays, ranking them 112th in D-1. The Horned Frogs are conceding 22.0 points per contest, which puts them 48th in college football. Overall, they have conceded 132 pts.
Who will win tonight's Cougars/Horned Frogs college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Cougars +5
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