TCU vs. Iowa State - 9/17/16 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Iowa State Cyclones (0-2) at TCU Horned Frogs (1-1)
College Football: Saturday, September 17, 2016 at 12:00 pm (Amon Carter Stadium)
The Line: TCU Horned Frogs -21.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Iowa State Cyclones and TCU Horned Frogs square off Saturday afternoon at Amon G. Carter Stadium on FS1.
The Iowa State Cyclones could use a big road victory after a rough 0-2 start to the season. Joel Lanning is completing 54.2 percent of his passes for 342 yards, three touchdowns and three interceptions. Lanning has thrown six touchdowns in his last four games. Allen Lazard and Trever Ryen have combined for 285 receiving yards and one touchdown while Dondre Daley has one reception. The Iowa State Cyclones ground game is averaging 88.5 yards per contest, and Mike Warren leads the way with 58 yards on 19 carries. Defensively, ISU is allowing 33.5 points and 401 yards per game. Reggan Northrup leads the Cyclones with 19 tackles, Jhaustin Thomas has one sack and Bobby McMillen III has one pass deflection.
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The TCU Horned Frogs could use a bounce back victory after losing a heartbreaker last week to Arkansas. Kenny Hill is completing 65.7 percent of his passes for 816 yards, three touchdowns and three interceptions. Hill has thrown five touchdowns in his last four games. KaVontae Turpin and Taj Williams have combined for more than 300 receiving yards and two touchdowns while Kyle Hicks has 12 receptions. The TCU Horned Frogs ground game is averaging 209 yards per contest, and Hill leads the way with 138 yards and five touchdowns. Defensively, TCU is allowing 41 points and 432 yards per game. Sammy Douglas leads the Horned Frogs with 18 tackles, Aaron Curry has 1.5 sacks and Denzel Johnson has two pass deflections.
The Cyclones are 2-6-1 ATS in their last 9 road games and 2-6-1 ATS in their last 9 games following a ATS loss. The Horned Frogs are 14-6 ATS in their last 20 conference games and 14-4 ATS in their last 18 home games. The Cyclones are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 meetings.
Iowa State has been outscored by TCU 100-24 in the last two matchups and hasn't looked good at all in its first two games. The Horned Frogs will be eager to get that nasty taste out of their mouth and have the offensive firepower to blow the Cyclones off the field. TCU doesn't have much defense, but the offense will continue to produce and should result in a cover at home.