Free Week 3 Prediction: Mustangs vs Horned Frogs Odds
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College Football Handicapping: Week 3
(2-0) SMU Mustangs vs. TCU Horned Frogs (2-0)
Date: Saturday, September 16th
Time: 3:30 pm EST
Venue: Amon G. Carter Stadium, Fort Worth Texas
NCAA Football Spread: TCU -20
NCAA Betting Total: 64.5
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It’s a huge battle between the AAC and the Big 12 as they will clash in Houston Texas Saturday. The SMU Mustangs will look to upset the #20 ranked TCU Horned Frogs in the Battle of Texas.
SMU remained unbeaten as they took care of North Texas 54-32 at their home opener last Saturday. For TCU they steamed rolled past Arkansas 28-7 on the road and also stay unbeaten. Who will stay unbeaten after Saturday?
The Mustangs have opened up the college season on an offensive fire as they are looking to hang another fifty points on their opponent.
For the past two weeks, the Mustangs have hung more than 50 points and are about to climb into the Top 25, Sooner or later.
Last week, it took awhile for the Mustangs to get cooking as they were tied at 10 after the 1st quarter. However since that slow start, they would outscore the Mean Green 30-7 and finish the game in style.
SMU totaled 493 total yards of offense with 20 first downs and a total time of possession with 27:58. Even though the Mustangs lost the first down and time of possession battle, they striked fast and often.
Right now the Mustangs are averaging 308 total yards of offseason which is ranked 24th in the nation.
They also rank 61st in the nation with averaging 171 rushing yards per game.
They are in the Top 5 in scoring with 56 points per game and have a good chance of keeping that record when they face the explosive TCU Saturday.
TCU Horned Frogs
On the flip side TCU were remembered last week by their amazing defensive showing as they got the second win of the season.
The Frogs shut down the Razorbacks in the last three quarters as they only let a quick score in the first quarter and that was it.
TCU’s offense was also impressive as they totaled 361 yards of offense with 24 first downs. The defense got a good pat on the back as they held the Razorbacks to under 270 total yards of offense and only 13 first downs. Most of the yardage came early on in the game.
One of the reasons TCU ran away with this game was due to time possession. The Horned Frogs are a slow and steady offense that gets the job done. TCU held the ball for 33:52 while the Razorbacks had 26:08 time of possession.
TCU also set a FBS record with scoring two fourth quarter touchdowns 14 seconds apart from each other.
Currently the Horned Frogs are ranked 63rd with 233 yards of passing offense per game. Like SMU, TCU is also ranked high with 45.5 points per game which is good for 15th in the nation.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Mustangs are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games after accumulating more than 450 total yards in their previous game.
- Mustangs are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games in September.
- Mustangs are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games.
- Horned Frogs are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight up win.
- Horned Frogs are 1-8 ATS in their last 9 games on grass.
- Horned Frogs are 0-9 ATS in their last 9 home games.
Free Week 3 NCAA Football Pick
Both offensives are deadly as it will be a high scoring game for sure. TCU does have the better defense but SMU with a 20 point advantage seems reasonable
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: SMU Mustangs +20
SMU will be in this game for a good chunk Saturday as it will take a whole for the Horned Frogs to figure out the fast pass offense of the Mustangs.
Later on TCU, will control the time and slow down the pace and take home the win.
Week 3 Free Score Prediction: SMU Mustangs 20 – TCU Horned Frogs 38
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