Free Week 13 Prediction: Horned Frogs vs Longhorns Odds
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(5-5) TCU Horned Frogs vs. Texas Longhorns (5-6)
Date: Friday, November 25th
Time: 3:30 pm EST
Venue: Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium, Austin, Texas
NCAA Football Spread: Texas -2.5
NCAA Betting Total: 59.5
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Bowl eligibility is on the line across the college football landscape on Friday, but one game where it will be directly played for takes place in Austin, Texas, where the TCU Horned Frogs take on the Texas Longhorns in a game that was, at the start of the season, a sneaky pick to be one of the top games of the year.
That thought has quickly faded, however, as both teams vastly underperformed in 2016, each losing a smattering of Big 12 games.
The atmosphere in Austin will be an interesting one, as Charlie Strong will be taking the field with his men for the final time.
This may work in favor of the Longhorns or the Horned Frogs, and we’ll have to wait until Saturday to truly find out.
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The Horned Frogs’ 2016 campaign has been a rollercoaster of a ride. Suffering an absolute heartbreaking loss to the Arkansas Razorbacks in their second game of the season, at times TCU looked great and at times, so-so.
All but two of their losses have been tight contests, and they’ll be trying to rebound from their biggest smacking of the year, as the Oklahoma State Cowboys shut them down in all ways to the tune of a 31-6 score.
Offensively the Horned Frogs are potent.
Though QB Kenny Hill underperformed last Saturday, he has been a stellar dual-threat quarterback for TCU in 2016. They’ll have to shore up some defensive issues, however, especially in their run defense.
Oklahoma State pounded the Horned Frogs on the ground, racking up 334 rushing yards. TCU will need a much better performance if they hope to become bowl eligible.
What a way for Charlie Strong to lose his job.
After the Longhorns played a talented West Virginia team close to the belt, Texas looked entirely flat against the Kansas Jayhawks in what was perhaps the program’s worst loss in history.
Now with Strong on the way out and a new regime on the way in it will be quite interesting to see how his players respond.
Will they look lost in the confusion of the pending change?
Will they play with more heart and passion? Only time will tell but they’ll need to solve a lot of issues heading into Friday’s big game.
Should the Longhorns hope to become bowl eligible they’ll likely try to pound the ball on the ground against a leaky TCU defense.
Texas’ defense has been serviceable this year, so if the Longhorns can generate any momentum on the ground they may have a shot in this one.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Texas is 4-1-0 ATS at home in 2016
- Texas is 6-4-1 ATS overall in 2016
- TCU is 2-8 ATS in 2016
- TCU has won the past two meetings
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I was a little surprised with how the lines opened this week, especially with all the turmoil taking place in Austin. I don’t think Texas is a bad team, but I don’t think they’re great either.
And while the Horned Frogs have lost five games in 2016, all but two of them could have gone either way and I think TCU is much better than their record indicates.
The difference in this one for me will be whether or not the Horned Frogs can stop the Longhorns on the ground.
If they can, this game could get ugly quick.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: TCU -2.5
I like underdogs but I don’t see TCU as one in this matchup.
In fact I see them as a clear favorite, especially considering all the distractions surrounding the Longhorns.
It’ll be a competitive game but I see the Horned Frogs coming away with the win when it is all said and done.
Week 13 Free Score Prediction: TCU 31 Texas 27
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