TCU Horned Frogs vs. Oklahoma Sooners CFB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 10/4/14
Oklahoma Sooners (4-0) at TCU Horned Frogs (3-0)
College Football: Saturday, October 4, 2014 at 3:30 pm (Amon Carter Stadium)
The Line: TCU Horned Frogs +4.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Oklahoma Sooners and TCU Horned Frogs will clash Saturday afternoon at Amon G. Carter Stadium.
The Oklahoma Sooners have had two weeks to prepare for this game and can pick up their third road win of the season with a victory. The Sooners are getting the job done defensively this season, holding three of their first four opponents to less than 17 points and allowing just 349.8 yards per game. Oklahoma is an aggressive defense that shows a lot of different looks and has forced 11 turnovers and 12 sacks. Dominique Alexander leads Oklahoma with 30 tackles and Eric Striker has 4.5 tackles for loss. Offensively, the Oklahoma Sooners have returned back to that physical team of old, averaging 5.9 yards per carry on the ground and rushing for 15 touchdowns. Samaje Perine leads the Sooners with 419 yards and five touchdowns, while Alex Ross has 188 yards and three touchdowns. If the Sooners are going to take their offense to the next level, quarterback Trevor Knight has to improve, as he’s completing just 58.5 percent of his passes for four touchdowns and three interceptions.
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The TCU Horned Frogs have jumped out to a quick 3-0 start and have allowed a combined 21 points in those games. The Horned Frogs are bringing their usual defense to the table, allowing 218.7 yards per game, which is second in the country. The Horned Frogs have also forced 10 turnovers and 14 sacks. Paul Dawson leads TCU with 17 solo tackles and James McFarland has three sacks. Offensively, the Horned Frogs go as far as quarterback Trevone Boykin carries them, as he’s completing 64.2 percent of his passes for eight touchdowns and one interception, all while leading TCU with 183 rushing yards. B.J. Catalon has rushed for 172 yards and three touchdowns and Kolby Listenbee leads the way with two touchdowns and 169 receiving yards. The TCU Horned Frogs appear to be one of the more balanced teams in the country just one month into the season.
The Sooners are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 conference games and 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Horned Frogs are 4-9 ATS in their last 13 home games and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games overall.
The TCU Horned Frogs aren't a team that you can take lightly, as their defesnse is always legit, holding teams to 21 or less points in nine of their last 14 games dating back to last season. I am a little worried about Bob Stoops and his staff having an extra week to prepare here, but I get the feeling TCU will find a way to pull out the upset. The Horned Frogs have been so close to getting that marquee win to put themselves on the Big 12 map for a while now. Don't be surprised to see TCU finally get the job done.