TCU Horned Frogs vs. UNLV Rebels
The TCU Horned Frogs look for yet another double digit win season as they the UNLV Runnin’ Rebels. The Horned Frogs are -40 point favorites over the Rebels.
It’s been a rebuilding year for Gary Patterson and his TCU Horned Frogs but there aren’t too many coaches in the nation who wouldn’t take the season they have had. With many of the stars of last year’s Rose Bowl team gone Patterson has done another fine coaching job, one of his best. Casey Pachall has had a solid first year at QB completing 67.8 percent of his passes for 2,530 yards with 24 touchdowns and six interceptions. James Waymon is averaging 8.0 yards per carry with four touchdowns, Matthew Tucker is averaging 5.8 yards per carry and he has 10 touchdowns, and Ed Wesley is averaging 6.4 yards per carry and he has four touchdowns. Josh Boyce leads the Frogs in receiving with 55 catches and nine touchdowns and Skye Dawson has 39 catches and four touchdowns. Defensively TCU has eight interceptions, 12 fumble recoveries, and 12 sacks and have a plus two turnover margin. Tank Carder is the heart and soul of the defense with 62 tackles and two interceptions, Tekerrein Cuba has 61 tackles, and Stansly Maponga has seven sacks. The Frogs have had some huge wins this season and look to be headed towards a decent bowl game.
It’s been a miserable year for the Bobby Hauck and the UNLV Rebels football team as a combination of injuries and an overall lack of top flight talent has produced little positive results on the field. QB Caleb Herring has completed 54.9 percent of his passes for 1,004 yards with eight touchdowns and six interceptions. Tim Cornett is averaging 5.9 yards per carry with seven touchdowns while Dionza Bradford averages 4.8 yards per carry and has three touchdowns. Phillip Payne has 43 catches and seven touchdowns, and Michael Johnson has 29 catches. Defensively the Rebels have seven interceptions, 12 fumble recoveries, and 14 sacks for a plus three turnover difference. Nate Carter has 78 tackles, John Lotulelei has 53 tackles, and James Dunlap has 6.5 sacks. The Rebels have lost four in a row and seven of their last eight games.
TCU is 5-0 against the spread in their last five games following a bye week, 11-4 against the spread against a team with a losing record, and 2-5 against the spread in their last seven home games. UNLV is 2-5 against the spread in their last seven MWC games, 3-9-1 against the spread in their last 13 games overall, and 3-13 against the spread against a team with a winning record. The favorite has covered four in a row in this series.
With the spread around six touchdowns it’s a big mountain to climb for TCU but with it being Senior Day and their last home game of the year looks for them to be covering by halftime.
TCU Horned Frogs -40 UNLV Rebels