Oklahoma vs. TCU Big 12 Championship- 12/2/17 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
TCU Horned Frogs (10-2) at Oklahoma Sooners (11-1)
College Football: Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 12:30 pm (AT&T Stadium)
The Line: Oklahoma Sooners -7 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The TCU Horned Frogs and Oklahoma Sooners meet Saturday in the college football Big 12 Championship at AT&T Stadium.
The TCU Horned Frogs have a chance to win at least 11 games for the 12th time in school history while winning their 19th conference title. The TCU Horned Frogs have won six of their last nine non-home games. Kenny Hill is completing 66.6 percent of his passes for 2,604 yards, 19 touchdowns and five interceptions. Hill has one or less touchdown passes in six of his last eight games. John Diarse and Jalen Reagor have combined for 854 receiving yards and eight touchdowns while Desmond White has 33 receptions. The TCU Horned Frogs ground game is averaging 184 yards per contest, and Darius Anderson leads the way with 768 yards and eight touchdowns. Defensively, TCU is allowing 15.7 points and 317.5 yards per game. Travin Howard leads the TCU Horned Frogs with 83 tackles, Mat Boesen has 11.5 sacks and Nick Orr has two interceptions.
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The Oklahoma Sooners look to win their 47th conference title in school history while earning a spot in the college football playoffs. The Oklahoma Sooners have won 12 straight non-home games. Baker Mayfield is completing 71.4 percent of his passes for 4,097 yards, 37 touchdowns and five interceptions. Mayfield has three or more touchdown passes in his last five games. Marquise Brown and Mark Andrews have combined for 1,742 receiving yards and 11 touchdowns while CeeDee Lamb has 40 receptions. The Oklahoma Sooners ground game is averaging 215.7 yards per contest, and Rodney Anderson leads the way with 867 yards and 11 touchdowns. Defensively, Oklahoma is allowing 25.7 points and 390.3 yards per game. Emmanuel Beal leads the Oklahoma Sooners with 81 tackles, Ogbonnia Okoronkwo has eight sacks and Parnell Motley has two interceptions.
The Horned Frogs are 2-8 ATS in their last 10 neutral site games, 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games in December and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games on fieldturf. The Sooners are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 conference games, 1-7 ATS in their last 8 neutral site games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The under is 6-1 in Sooners last 7 neutral site games and the under is 7-1 in Horned Frogs last 8 games overall.
Oklahoma had little trouble with TCU in the meeting back in early November and there's a chance this meeting could be the same. TCU doesn't have the offensive firepower to hang with the Sooners mainly because Hill hasn't been the difference maker that Mayfield has been. However, the difference for me is the defense. The Sooners continue to crap the bed defensively, which includes allowing 31 points last week to a West Virginia team that was playing a backup quarterback. The Horned Frogs have allowed 22 or less points in six of their last seven games and could make this game interesting if they get physical. I also know an Oklahoma choke is always right around the corner. I don't love this game, but I'd take my free touchdown if I had to.