TCU vs. Ole Miss - 12/31/14 Peach Bowl Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Mississippi Rebels (9-3) at TCU Horned Frogs (11-1)
College Football: Wednesday, December 31, 2014 at 12:30 pm (Georgia Dome)
The Line: TCU Horned Frogs -3.5 -- Over/Under: 56.5 See the Latest Odds
The Ole Miss Rebels and TCU Horned Frogs play Wednesday in the Peach Bowl at the Georgia Dome.
The Ole Miss Rebels have lost three of their last five games and are playing in their third straight bowl. Bo Wallace is completing 61.2 percent of his passes for 22 touchdowns and 11 interceptions. Wallace has four total touchdowns and four picks in his last three games, and Ole Miss has 34 passing plays of 25 or more yards. Evan Engram and Cody Core have combined for more than 1,100 receiving yards and four touchdowns while Quincy Adeboyejo has seven receptions in his last two games. Ole Miss’ ground game is averaging 4.6 yards per carry, as Jaylen Walton leads the way with 583 rushing yards and five touchdowns. Defensively, the Ole Miss Rebels are allowing 13.8 points, 321.2 yards, and they’ve forced 25 sacks and 28 turnovers. Mike Hilton leads Ole Miss with 66 tackles and Tony Conner has nine tackles for loss.
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The TCU Horned Frogs have won seven straight games and are playing in their ninth bowl in 10 years. Trevone Boykin is completing 60.5 percent of his passes for 30 touchdowns and seven interceptions. Boykin has seven total touchdowns and three picks in his last two games, and TCU has 40 passing plays of 25 or more yards. Josh Doctson and Kolby Listenbee have combined for more than 1,600 receiving yards and 12 touchdowns while Deante' Gray has a touchdown in four of his last five games. TCU’s ground game is averaging 5.4 yards per carry, as Aaron Green leads the way with 854 rushing yards and eight touchdowns. Defensively, the TCU Horned Frogs are allowing 20.3 points, 359.5 yards, and they’ve forced 34 sacks and 36 turnovers. Paul Dawson leads TCU with 128 tackles and Marcus Mallet has 10.5 tackles for loss.
The Rebels are 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 bowl games and 21-6-1 ATS in their last 28 non-conference games. The Horned Frogs are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 non-conference games and 12-2 ATS in their last 14 games overall.
TCU hasn't faced the type of defense it's going to see when it goes up against Ole Miss. The Rebels have the speed and physical style that matched up well with the Horned Frogs. I like the idea of free points here, but I see Ole Miss winning this game outright due to its nasty defense.