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    Star quarterback Donovan Smith and the Houston Cougars (1-1) play the TCU Horned Frogs (1-1) on Saturday at 8:00 PM ET, at John O’Quinn Field at TDECU Stadium.

    The Horned Frogs are significant favorites (-7.5) in their game against the Cougars, with the over/under at 62 points. (On the moneyline, the Horned Frogs are -307 and the Cougars are +245.)

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    Game Info for TCU vs. Houston

    • Game Day: Saturday, September 16, 2023
    • Game Time: 8:00 PM ET
    • TV Channel: FOX
    • Location: Houston, Texas
    • Stadium: John O’Quinn Field at TDECU Stadium
    TCU vs Houston Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
    TCU -7.5 -111 -109 62 -110 -110 -307 +245

    TCU Pick Insights

    • TCU has put together a 0-1-0 record against the spread this season.
    • TCU is 0-1 against the spread when favored by 7.5 points or more this season.
    • TCU has gone over in all of its one games with a set total.

    TCU Stats & Insights

    • Last year, TCU averaged 6.6 more points per game (38.8) than Houston gave up (32.2).
    • TCU was 8-1 against the spread and 10-0 overall in games when it recorded over 32.2 points last year.
    • TCU racked up 33.4 more yards per game (455) than Houston allowed per contest (421.6) last year.
    • TCU was 6-2 against the spread and 9-0 overall when the team totaled over 421.6 yards last year.
    • Last year TCU racked up 193.3 rushing yards per game, 50.4 more than Houston allowed per outing (142.9).
    • When TCU ran for more than 142.9 yards last season, it compiled an 8-1 ATS record and a 10-0 overall record.
    • TCU turned the ball over three more times (16 total) than Houston forced a turnover (13) last season.

    TCU’s Best Players

    • Last year Max Duggan produced 3,698 passing yards (246.5 per game), a 63.7% completion percentage, 32 touchdowns, and eight interceptions. He also added 423 rushing yards on 137 carries with nine rushing TDs (averaging 28.2 rushing yards per game).
    • Kendre Miller churned out 1,399 rushing yards (93.3 per game) and 17 touchdowns last year.
    • Emari Demercado posted 681 rushing yards on 121 carries and six touchdowns last season.
    • Quentin Johnston picked up 60 receptions for 1,069 yards and six touchdowns last year. He was targeted 99 times, and averaged 71.3 yards per game.
    • Taye Barber produced last season, grabbing 37 passes for 613 yards and five touchdowns. He averaged 40.9 receiving yards per game.
    • Derius Davis’ stat line last year: 531 receiving yards, 42 catches, five touchdowns, on 68 targets.
    • Dylan Horton did his thing last season with a memorable stat line of 10 sacks, 11 TFL and 44 tackles.
    • Last season Jamoi Hodge tallied 90 tackles, nine TFL, 4.5 sacks, and one interception.
    • Bud Clark collected five interceptions while adding 41 tackles, one TFL, and five passes defended last year.

    Houston Betting Insights

    • Houston is 1-1-0 against the spread this year.
    • Houston has gone over in one of two games with a set total (50%).

    Houston Pick Insights

    • Last season Houston put up 7.1 more points per game (36.1) than TCU gave up (29).
    • Houston was 4-7 against the spread and 7-4 overall last year when the team scored more than 29 points.
    • Houston collected 456.1 yards per game last season, 47.9 more yards than the 408.2 TCU allowed per matchup.
    • When Houston totaled more than 408.2 yards last year, the team was 3-6 against the spread and 6-3 overall.
    • Last season Houston averaged 142.5 yards per game on the ground, 16 fewer than TCU allowed per outing (158.5).
    • Houston had a 1-5 ATS record and a 3-3 overall record when the team ran for more than 158.5 yards last year.
    • Last year Houston had 19 turnovers, two fewer than TCU had takeaways (21).

    Houston’s Best Players

    • Clayton Tune averaged 313 passing yards per outing and threw 40 touchdowns last season. In addition, he tacked on 547 yards rushing with five touchdowns.
    • Stacy Sneed rushed for 501 yards and five touchdowns last season.
    • Nathaniel Dell was targeted 11.9 times per game and racked up 1,398 receiving yards and 17 touchdowns over the course of 2022.
    • KeSean Carter averaged 47.6 receiving yards on 4.5 targets per game in 2022, scoring five touchdowns.
    • Matthew Golden hauled in 38 passes on his way to 571 receiving yards and seven touchdowns a season ago.
    • D’Anthony Jones proved to be a strong defender last year, recording five sacks, eight TFL and 36 tackles.
    • Donavan Mutin had an impactful defensive performance last season with 73 tackles and four TFL.
    • A year ago Jayce Rogers tallied 39 tackles, two TFL, and three passes defended as well as three interceptions.
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