SMU Hosts TCU (16) in Friday College Football Action

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Week Two of the College Football season is upon us. Many teams got the cupcakes out of the way and starting to play some competition.

The 16th-ranked TCU Horned Frogs and the SMU Mustangs will meet on Friday at Gerald J. Ford Stadium. ESPN2 will have the coverage at starting at 8 pm EST.

Oddsmakers opened the Horned Frogs as -19-point favorites versus the Mustangs, while the game’s total opened at 64. The line now is TCU -23.5 and the total is down to 59.

TCU did exactly what it was supposed to do in Week 1. They thrashed an FCS opponent. The team is hopeful it is in preparing it for a schedule that is about to get considerably tougher. TCU faces Ohio State in Week 3 before diving into the tough Big 12 slate.

The Mustangs are going to need to step up on defense against TCU. They surrendered 529 total yards in a 46-23 loss at North Texas on Saturday.

SMU is under the guidance of new coach Sonny Dykes. They trailed 36-0 in the fourth quarter. The Mustangs have allowed at least 31 points in seven consecutive games going back to last season.

TCU Hopes to Avoid Letdown with Ohio State Next Up

TCU fans, and coaches, got a long look at the duel-threat abilities of sophomore quarterback Shawn Robinson. The 55-7 victory over Southern last week showed a lot of promise.

Robinson’s three passing TDs and two rushing scores gave him a leg up on fellow sophomore Michael Collins. The two are still in an open quarterback competition. Collins impressed with his arm strength in Week 1. He added a passing score and 71 yards in five attempts.

Horned Frogs wide receiver Jalen Reagor caught one of Robinson’s TD passes.

Freshman WR Derius Davis was named Big 12 Newcomer of the Week after catching a TD pass and returning a punt for a score in the opener.

SMU Looks to Improve Under New Leadership

Dykes’ offense managed only 24 yards in the first half against North Texas. The Mustangs finished with four rushing yards in the contest. Dykes took over last December. He coached the 51-10 Frisco Bowl loss to Louisiana Tech.

Dykes served as an offensive analyst under Gary Patterson at TCU last season. This was after being fired as the coach of California. He is known for his offensive acumen.

SMU’s most explosive offensive player in Week 1 was running back Braeden West. He did his best work as a receiver with three catches for 86 yards and a touchdown, and also rushed for a score.

TCU took 10 of the last 11 meetings in the series, including a 56-36 victory last season.

PREDICTION: TCU 50, SMU 17

Recent Form

Name Record ATS Offense Defense Diff ATS Home ATS Away OU Record OU Home OU Away
Texas Christian 1-0 0-1 55.00 7.00 48 0-1 0-0 1-0 1-0 0-0
Southern Methodist 0-1 0-1 23.00 46.00 -23 0-0 0-1 0-1 0-0 0-1
Power Stats
Yards Per Point
Name Offense Defense Differential
TCU 9.07 26.43 -17.36
SMU 11.13 11.5 -0.37
Yards Per Pass
Name Offense Defense Differential
TCU 12.57 20.20 -7.63
SMU 21.00 11.24 9.76
Yards Per Rush
Name Offense Defense Differential
TCU 5.60 2.47 3.13
SMU 0.21 1.58 -1.37
Team Records

TCU Horned Frogs

Name Record Home Away ATS ATS Home ATS Away Offense Defense Diff
Overall 1-0 1-0 0-0 0-1 0-1 0-0 55.00 7.00 48.00
vs Conf 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0.00 0.00 0.00
Last 3 1-0 1-0 0-0 0-1 0-1 0-0 55.00 7.00 48.00

SMU Mustangs

Name Record Home Away ATS ATS Home ATS Away Offense Defense Diff
Overall 0-1 0-0 0-1 0-1 0-0 0-1 23.00 46.00 -23.00
vs Conf 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0.00 0.00 0.00
Last 3 0-1 0-0 0-1 0-1 0-0 0-1 23.00 46.00 -23.00

Supergrid

Title Stat Rank Stat Rank
Away Team Overall Scoring vs Home Team Overall Defense 55.00 18 46.00 106
Awy Team Road Passing vs Home Team Home Passing Defense
Away Team Road Rushing vs Home Team Home Rushing Defense
Home Team Overall Scoring vs Away Team Overall Defense 23.00 91 7.00 18
Hme Team Home Passing vs Away Team Road Passing Defense
Home Team Home Rushing vs Away Team Road Rushing Defense

Head To Head Summary

Name Record ATS OU Score Rush YPR PA CP PY TY TO +/-
Texas Christian 9-1 4-6 7-2-1 43.40 192.30 4.59 32.30 64.40 285.50 477.80 1.50
Southern Methodist 1-9 6-4 7-2-1 19.40 79.30 2.71 37.80 48.15 251.10 330.40 2.60

Head To Head Detail

Date Away Home Score Line Total OU Result ARY APY ATY ATT HRY HPY HTY HTT Away Team Attempts Home Team Attempts Away Team Completions Home Team Completions
Spt 16, 2017 SMU TCU 36-56 124 339 463 2 254 365 619 3
Sep 23, 2016 TCU SMU 33-3 137 452 589 1 76 244 320 2
Spt 19, 2015 SMU TCU 37-56 178 330 508 0 266 454 720 1
Sep 27, 2014 TCU SMU 56-0 265 349 614 0 89 156 245 3
Spt 28, 2013 SMU TCU 17-48 16 276 292 5 107 228 335 2
Sep 29, 2012 TCU SMU 24-16 54 102 156 2 30 190 220 6
Oct 1, 2011 SMU TCU 40-33 112 349 461 1 150 304 454 1
Sep 24, 2010 TCU SMU 41-24 190 185 375 2 192 169 361 1
Oct 3, 2009 SMU TCU 14-39 -16 240 224 3 229 189 418 3
Sep 20, 2008 TCU SMU 48-7 271 227 498 0 -8 218 210 3

College Football Betting Odds and Trends

Team Last 5 Games

TCU Horned Frogs

Date Opponent score Result line ATS Result offensive rush yards offensive passing yards offensive total yards defensive rush yards defensive passing yards defensive total yards turnovers Location
Sep 1, 2018 STHERN 55-7 W -50/ 235 264 499 84 101 185 -3 H
Dec 28, 2017 STANFO 39-37 W -3/49.5 L/O 147 341 488 157 212 369 1 H
Dec 2, 2017 OKLA 17-41 L 7/64 L/U 83 234 317 218 243 461 2 A
Nov 24, 2017 BAYLOR 45-22 W -24.5/52 L/O 112 325 437 79 314 393 -3 H
Nov 18, 2017 TXTECH 27-3 W -6.5/52 W/U 204 85 289 174 153 327 -1 A

SMU Mustangs

Date Opponent score Result line ATS Result offensive rush yards offensive passing yards offensive total yards defensive rush yards defensive passing yards defensive total yards turnovers Location
Sep 1, 2018 NTEXAS 23-46 L 3.5/71.5 L/U 4 252 256 68 461 529 1 A
Dec 20, 2017 LATECH 10-51 L -4/71 L/U 167 127 294 141 216 357 6 H
Nov 25, 2017 TULANE 41-38 W -7.5/66 L/O 103 375 478 171 314 485 2 H
Nov 18, 2017 MEMPHS 45-66 L 11/70 L/O 259 218 477 333 331 664 0 A
Nov 11, 2017 NAVY 40-43 L 1.5/66 L/O 165 261 426 559 0 559 0 A

Next up:
TCU at Ohio State Saturday, September 15
SMU at Michigan Saturday, September 15

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