TCU Horned Frogs vs. Oklahoma Sooners
The TCU Horned Frogs and the Oklahoma Sooners face off on Saturday in Ft. Worth as they close out their regular season Big 12 schedules. The Sooners are -8 point favorites over the Horned Frogs with an over/under point total set at 63.
The TCU Horned Frogs are finishing off their first season as a member of the Big 12 and while it was somewhat of a rebuilding year Gary Patterson’s team showed themselves well. Trevone Boykin has completed 59.1 percent of his passes with 14 touchdowns and nine interceptions and he has rushed for 344 yards and two touchdowns. B.J. Catalon is averaging 4.9 yards per carry and he has 21 catches and Matthew Tucker is averaging 4.4 yards per carry with five touchdowns. Josh Boyce has 56 catches and seven touchdowns, Brandon Carter has 33 catches and five touchdowns, and Skye Dawson has 31 catches. The TCU defense is allowing 23 points per game, 97.3 rushing yards, and 226.6 passing yards with 20 interceptions and 26 sacks. Joel Hasley has 68 tackles, Kenny Cain has 65 tackles, Devonte Fields has nine sacks, and Jason Verrett has six interceptions. TCU is coming off of a big road win at Texas and a win against Oklahoma would make their season.
The Oklahoma Sooners once again put together a solid season but once again it has somewhat fallen short of expectations and is disappointing. Landry Jones has completed 66.4 percent of his passes with 27 touchdowns and nine interceptions. Damien Williams is averaging 5.6 yards per carry with 10 touchdowns and he has 25 catches out of the backfield and Brennan Clay has a 6.0 yard per carry average and six touchdowns. Kenny Stills has 73 catches and 11 touchdowns, Justin Brown has 62 catches and four touchdowns, and Jalen Saunders has 46 catches and two touchdowns. The OU defense is allowing 24.8 points per game, 186.7 rushing yards, and 194.6 passing yards with 12 interceptions and 23 sacks. Tony Harris has 105 tackles, Javon Harris has 71 tackles and five interceptions, and Aaron Colvin and Demontre Hurst have 49 tackles each. When Oklahoma looks back at this season it is obvious it has been the defense which simply hasn’t been good enough.
TCU is 3-13 against the spread following a game which they covered the spread, 0-4 against the spread following a win, and 0-7 against the spread in their last 10 home games against a team with a winning road record. Oklahoma is 13-6 against the spread following a game which they didn’t cover, 1-4 against the spread in their last five games overall, and 0-4 against the spread following a win.
Oklahoma’s defense hasn’t been good enough to distance themselves from the even decent offenses and I don’t see the Sooners being able to put the Frogs away here with a cover.
TCU Horned Frogs +8 Oklahoma Sooners