California Golden Bears (0-1) vs. TCU Horned Frogs (1-0)
September 11, 2021 3:30 pm EDT
The Line: TCU Horned Frogs -9.5 / California Golden Bears +9.5; Over/Under: 48
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The TCU Horned Frogs meet the Cal Golden Bears Saturday in week 2 college football action at Amon G. Carter Stadium. The Cal Golden Bears need a win after losing their opener to Nevada. The TCU Horned Frogs look for another win after beating Duquesne in their opener.
The Cal Golden Bears hope to avoid back-to-back 0-2 starts to the season. Chase Garbers is completing 65.8 percent of his passes for 177 yards, one touchdown and one interception. Jeremiah Hunter and Trevon Clark have combined for 70 receiving yards on six catches while Kekoa Crawford has two receptions. The Cal Golden Bears ground game is averaging 153 yards per contest, and Damien Moore leads the way with 79 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Cal is allowing 22 points and 373 yards per game. JH Tevis leads the Cal Golden Bears with six tackles, Luc Bequette has one sack and Miles Williams has one interception.
The TCU Horned Frogs look for their fourth 2-0 start in the last five years. Max Duggan is completing 73.7 percent of his passes for 207 yards, one touchdown and one interception. Derius Davis and Quentin Johnston have combined for 95 receiving yards on six catches while Taye Barber has one reception. The TCU Horned Frogs ground game is averaging 178 yards per contest, and Keandre Miller leads the way with 54 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, TCU is allowing three points and 137 yards per game. Dee Winters leads the TCU Horned Frogs with seven tackles, Ochaun Mathis has one sack and CJ Ceasar II has one pass deflection.
The Golden Bears are 12-5 ATS in their last 17 road games and 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Horned Frogs are 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 home games and 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The under is 20-7 in Golden Bears last 27 games overall. The under is 5-1 in Horned Frogs last 6 home games.
The Cal Golden Bears didn’t look great in their season opener, as the offense struggled to finish drives and the defense got gashed for big plays. The TCU Horned Frogs didn’t have the toughest opener in the world, but they looked solid on both sides of the ball and they’re a team that usually beats up on lesser competition. This is one of the more talented teams TCU has had in quite some time. Cal likely doesn’t have the horses to keep up for 60 minutes. I’ll lay the chalk with TCU at home.