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TCU vs. Arkansas - 9/10/16 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Arkansas Razorbacks (1-0) at TCU Horned Frogs (1-0)
Date & Time Saturday September 10, 2016, 7:00 PM (EDT)
The Line
The Line: TCU Horned Frogs -7.5 -- Over/Under: 60
TV Channel
ESPN
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CFB | Arkansas Razorbacks (1-0) at TCU Horned Frogs (1-0)
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The Arkansas Razorbacks and TCU Horned Frogs meet Saturday night at Amon G. Carter Stadium on ESPN.

The Arkansas Razorbacks look for another win after barely escaping the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs last week. Austin Allen is completing 69 percent of his passes for 191 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions. Allen now has 48 pass attempts in his career. Keon Hatcher and Drew Morgan have combined for 133 receiving yards on 11 receptions while Jeremy Sprinkle has three receptions. The Arkansas Razorbacks ground game is averaging 106 yards per contest, and Rawleigh Williams III leads the way with 96 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Arkansas is allowing 20 points and 291 yards per game. Santos Ramirez leads the Razorbacks with seven tackles, Randy Ramsey has one sack and Dre Greenlaw has one interception.

The TCU Horned Frogs look for a quick 2-0 start after beating up on the South Dakota State Jackrabbits. Kenny Hill is completing 67.3 percent of his passes for 439 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions. Hill has four touchdown passes in his last three games. Taj Williams and Jaelan Austin have combined for 222 receiving yards and two touchdowns while KaVontae Turpin has seven receptions. The TCU Horned Frogs ground game is averaging 223 yards per contest, and Kyle Hicks leads the way with 59 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, TCU is allowing 41 points and 461 yards per game. Travin Howard leads the Horned Frogs with 10 tackles, Aaron Curry has 1.5 sacks and Denzel Johnson has one pass deflection.

The Razorbacks are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 road games and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Horned Frogs are 14-3 ATS in their last 17 home games and 20-9 ATS in their last 29 games overall. 

TCU just allowed South Dakota State to do whatever it wanted last week and at one point it looked like the Jackrabbits were going to win. That’s not good playing a scrappy Arkansas team that grinds out victories. The Razorbacks don’t play sexy, but they’re big in the trenches, physical and the type of team that a smaller TCU club probably doesn’t want to face for 60 minutes. This is the type of game the Horned Frogs could lose, as they won’t be able to impose their will against a big Razorbacks.

Give me my free touchdown.

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Pick:
Arkansas Razorbacks +7.5

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