TCU vs. Georgia: Liberty Bowl - 12/30/16 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Georgia Bulldogs (7-5) at TCU Horned Frogs (6-6)
College Football: Friday, December 30, 2016 at 12:00 pm (Liberty Bowl)
The Line: TCU Horned Frogs +1 -- Over/Under: 49 See the Latest Odds
The Georgia Bulldogs will travel to play the TCU Horned Frogs in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl on December 30th.
The TCU Horned Frogs are 6-6 (4-5) this season after losing to Kansas State by a score of 30-6 in their last game. TCU has lost 4 of their last 6 games and finished 5th in the Big 12 standings. TCU has beaten South Dakota State, Iowa State, SMU, Kansas, Baylor, and Texas this season. The TCU offense is averaging 31.7 points per game with 196.7 rushing yards and 278.3 passing yards per game. Kenny Hill is completing 60.8% of his passes for 3062 yards, 15 touchdowns, and 13 interceptions for TCU. Kyle Hicks has rushed for 954 yards and 12 touchdowns, while Kenny Hill has ran for 537 yards and 9 scores for the Horned Frogs. Kyle Hicks has caught 42 passes for 396 yards and 2 touchdowns, while Taj Williams has added 39 catches for 702 yards and 5 scores for TCU. The TCU defense is giving up 27.8 points per game with 182.8 rushing yards and 245.2 passing yards per game. Travin Howard has led the TCU defense with 125 tackles, 3 tackles for loss, 1.5 sacks, and 1 interception, while Ty Summers has added 113 tackles, 5 tackles for loss, and 1.5 sacks. Brandon Hatfield has gone 12-16 on field goals, with a long of 40 yards for TCU.
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The Georgia Bulldogs are 7-5 (4-4) this season after losing to Georgia Tech by a score of 28-27 in their last time out. Georgia struggled in the middle of the season but was able to win 3 of their last 4 games. Georgia has wins over ULL, Auburn, Kentucky, South Carolina, Missouri, Nicholls State, and North Carolina. The Georgia offense is averaging 24 points per game with 186.5 rushing yards and 195.9 passing yards per game. Jacob Eason is completing 55% of his passes for 2266 yards, 14 touchdowns, and 8 interceptions for Georgia. Nick Chubb has rushed for 988 yards and 7 touchdowns, while Sony Michel has added 753 yards and 3 touchdowns for Georgia. Isaiah McKenzie has caught 40 passes for 530 yards and 7 touchdowns, while Terry Godwin has added 37 catches for 394 yards for the Bulldogs. The Georgia defense is giving up 24.1 points per game with 141.1 rushing yards and 186.9 passing yards per game. Roquan Smith has led the Georgia defense with 82 tackles and 5 tackles for loss, while Natrez Patrick has added 55 tackles, 4.5 tackles for loss, and 1 sack. Rodrigo Blankenship has gone 13-16 on field goals, with a long of 49 yards.
The under is 5-0 in Georgia’s last 5 neutral site games, while the under is 14-2 in Georgia’s last 16 games after allowing less than 170 yards passing in their previous game. The under is 4-0 in TCU’s last 4 games on turf and the under is 8-1-1 in TCU’s last 10 bowl games.
This should be a very good football game between two teams that were disappointing this season. Georgia has played in lower scoring games, while TCU has played in a little bit higher scoring games. Georgia did have to go through the SEC schedule, so they are more battle tested. TCU played poorly to end the season, and I like Georgia to win this game.