TCU Horned Frogs College Football Betting
In a Big 12 Conference that has for years been loaded with some of the best offenses in college football the TCU Horned Frogs have instead relied on defense as their path to success. For many years the Horned Frogs were a top Big 12 contender that could play with and beat the best that the Big 12 had to offer. However, in recent years the program has fallen behind as their offense never really improved while their defense has declined. This has brought into question the leadership and future of head coach Gary Patterson. For 20 years Patterson has led the Horned Frogs to their most successful era ever. He is the man most responsible for the refurbishment of Amon G Carter Stadium and the massive increase in attendance and revenue. But the mediocrity that the program has fallen into has put all of that at risk. Add in the pandemic’s crashing of sports revenue and you have the makings of a crisis. Problematic for TCU is that there are no signs of things getting better in the immediate future.
TCU Horned Frogs Weekly Odds
TCU Horned Frogs +2
Oklahoma State Cowboys -2
TCU Horned Frogs Weekly Matchup
On Saturday, December 5, 2020 the TCU Horned Frogs will host the Oklahoma State Cowboys at Amon G Carter Stadium in Fort Worth, Texas. Kickoff time and network television coverage is to be determined.
Last week the Oklahoma State Cowboys beat the Texas Tech Red Raiders in a classic 50-44 Big 12 shootout as the Red Raiders got the cash as 12-point road dogs with the game going over the total of 57. As a result, the Pokes are 6-2 straight up, 3-5 against the spread and 3-5 under the total.
Oklahoma State has national metrics of 54th for total offense, 83rd for passing, 41st for rushing, 65th for scoring, and 101st for turnovers. Defensively OSU ranks 46th overall, 39th against the pass, 66th against the rush, 33rd for points allowed, and 61st for takeaways.
TCU has covered the spread in just six of their last 19 home games. The Horned Frogs have gone under the total in four of their last five home games. Oklahoma State has come away with the cash in seven of their last 10 games on the road. The Cowboys have gone under the total in five of their last six away games.
TCU Horned Frogs Weekly Recap
Last Saturday the TCU Horned Frogs took out all their frustrations on the Kansas Jayhawks in a 59-23 win as 23-point favorites with the game going over the total of 51. TCU now stands at 4-4 straight up, 5-3 against the spread, and 4-4 on totals.
Offensively the Horned Frogs rank 72nd in the nation, 99th for passing, 33rd for rushing, 70th for scoring, and 64th for turnovers. On defense TCU ranks 34th in the nation, 47th against the pass, 38th against the rush, 46th for points allowed, and 62nd for turnovers.
In the win at Kansas the Horned Frogs amassed 337 yards rushing. TCU was also +2 in turnover margin. Max Duggan ran for a touchdown and threw for three more.
The Fort Worth, Texas area has long been seen as a gold mine for recruiting and one of the reasons why Patterson never left TCU for a “better” job. Patterson has remarked that he can keep recruiting limited to within five minutes of his house. At one time it was a funny joke that had more than a ring of truth to it. But in recent years the Horned Frogs have fallen behind the rest of the Big 12 in recruiting prowess.
The reasons as to why the Horned Frogs recruiting has slipped have led to considerable speculation ranging from Patterson slowing down at the age of 60 to the Horned Frogs style of play being less appealing to potential recruits.
What is certain is that the occasional mediocre season is now way of life at TCU. Patterson will have plenty to address in the offseason and he may have to consider a radical remake of his program to get it back to its past level of glory.
2020 TCU Horned Frogs Schedule
||vs Iowa State
||vs Kansas State
||vs Texas Tech
||@ West Virginia
||vs Oklahoma State
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