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

NameRecordATSOffenseDefenseDiffATS HomeATS AwayOU RecordOU HomeOU Away
Texas Christian1-00-155.007.00480-10-01-01-00-0
Southern Methodist0-10-123.0046.00-230-00-10-10-00-1
Power Stats
Yards Per Point
NameOffenseDefenseDifferential
TCU9.0726.43-17.36
SMU11.1311.5-0.37
Yards Per Pass
NameOffenseDefenseDifferential
TCU12.5720.20-7.63
SMU21.0011.249.76
Yards Per Rush
NameOffenseDefenseDifferential
TCU5.602.473.13
SMU0.211.58-1.37
Team Records

TCU Horned Frogs

NameRecordHomeAwayATSATS HomeATS AwayOffenseDefenseDiff
Overall1-01-00-00-10-10-055.007.0048.00
vs Conf0-00-00-00-00-00-00.000.000.00
Last 31-01-00-00-10-10-055.007.0048.00

SMU Mustangs

NameRecordHomeAwayATSATS HomeATS AwayOffenseDefenseDiff
Overall0-10-00-10-10-00-123.0046.00-23.00
vs Conf0-00-00-00-00-00-00.000.000.00
Last 30-10-00-10-10-00-123.0046.00-23.00

Supergrid

TitleStatRankStatRank
Away Team Overall Scoring vs Home Team Overall Defense55.001846.00106
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 Defense23.00917.0018
Hme Team Home Passing vs Away Team Road Passing Defense
Home Team Home Rushing vs Away Team Road Rushing Defense

Head To Head Summary

NameRecordATSOUScoreRushYPRPACPPYTYTO +/-
Texas Christian9-14-67-2-143.40192.304.5932.3064.40285.50477.801.50
Southern Methodist1-96-47-2-119.4079.302.7137.8048.15251.10330.402.60

Head To Head Detail

DateAwayHomeScoreLineTotalOU ResultARYAPYATYATTHRYHPYHTYHTTAway Team AttemptsHome Team AttemptsAway Team CompletionsHome Team Completions
Spt 16, 2017SMUTCU36-5612433946322543656193
Sep 23, 2016TCUSMU33-31374525891762443202
Spt 19, 2015SMUTCU37-5617833050802664547201
Sep 27, 2014TCUSMU56-02653496140891562453
Spt 28, 2013SMUTCU17-481627629251072283352
Sep 29, 2012TCUSMU24-16541021562301902206
Oct 1, 2011SMUTCU40-3311234946111503044541
Sep 24, 2010TCUSMU41-2419018537521921693611
Oct 3, 2009SMUTCU14-39-1624022432291894183
Sep 20, 2008TCUSMU48-72712274980-82182103

College Football Betting Odds and Trends

Team Last 5 Games

TCU Horned Frogs

DateOpponentscoreResultlineATS Resultoffensive rush yardsoffensive passing yardsoffensive total yardsdefensive rush yardsdefensive passing yardsdefensive total yardsturnoversLocation
Sep 1, 2018STHERN55-7W-50/23526449984101185-3H
Dec 28, 2017STANFO39-37W-3/49.5L/O1473414881572123691H
Dec 2, 2017OKLA17-41L7/64L/U832343172182434612A
Nov 24, 2017BAYLOR45-22W-24.5/52L/O11232543779314393-3H
Nov 18, 2017TXTECH27-3W-6.5/52W/U20485289174153327-1A

SMU Mustangs

DateOpponentscoreResultlineATS Resultoffensive rush yardsoffensive passing yardsoffensive total yardsdefensive rush yardsdefensive passing yardsdefensive total yardsturnoversLocation
Sep 1, 2018NTEXAS23-46L3.5/71.5L/U4252256684615291A
Dec 20, 2017LATECH10-51L-4/71L/U1671272941412163576H
Nov 25, 2017TULANE41-38W-7.5/66L/O1033754781713144852H
Nov 18, 2017MEMPHS45-66L11/70L/O2592184773333316640A
Nov 11, 2017NAVY40-43L1.5/66L/O16526142655905590A

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

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