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    At 12:00 PM ET on Saturday, the SMU Mustangs (2-1) play at the TCU Horned Frogs (2-1).

    The Horned Frogs are favored, but by less than a touchdown (-6.5), versus the Mustangs. The over/under for this game is 63.5 points.

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    Game Info for TCU vs. SMU

    • Game Day: Saturday, September 23, 2023
    • Game Time: 12:00 PM ET
    • TV Channel: Fox Sports 1
    • Location: Fort Worth, Texas
    • Stadium: Amon G. Carter Stadium
    TCU vs SMU Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
    TCU -6.5 -110 -110 63.5 -110 -110 -261 +210

    TCU Pick Insights

    • TCU has covered the spread once in two games this season.
    • TCU is 1-1 against the spread when favored by 6.5 points or more this season.
    • In TCU’s two games with a set total, one has hit the over (50%).

    TCU Stats & Insights

    • On the offensive side of the ball, TCU has been a top-25 unit, ranking 13th-best in the FBS by putting up 515.7 yards per game. The defense ranks 78th (364.7 yards allowed per game).
    • TCU has the 57th-ranked defense this year (21.3 points allowed per game), and has been better offensively, ranking 25th-best with 39.7 points per game.
    • TCU has the 23rd-best offense this season in terms of passing yards (302 passing yards per game), but ranks 11th-worst on defense (304 passing yards allowed per game).
    • TCU has been surging on both offense and defense in the running game, ranking 19th-best in rushing offense (213.7 rushing yards per game) and ninth-best in rushing defense (60.7 rushing yards allowed per game).
    • TCU is posting a 45.5% third-down percentage on offense, which ranks them 46th in the FBS. On defense, the defense ranks 88th, allowing a 42% third-down percentage.
    • TCU has forced five total turnovers (46th in the FBS) this season and have turned it over six times (98th in the FBS) for -1a turnover margin of -1, 75th-ranked in college football.

    TCU’s Best Players

    • Chandler Morris leads TCU with 856 yards (285.3 ypg) on 74-of-109 passing with six touchdowns and three interceptions this season. He also has 146 rushing yards on 23 carries while scoring two touchdowns on the ground.
    • The team’s top rusher, Emani Bailey, has carried the ball 56 times for 357 yards (119 per game), scoring one time.
    • John Paul Richardson’s team-high 147 yards as a receiver have come on 13 catches (out of 17 targets).
    • Warren Thompson has hauled in 10 passes while averaging 47.7 yards per game and scoring one touchdown.
    • Jared Wiley’s 10 grabs have yielded 92 yards and one touchdown.
    • Paul Oyewale has three sacks to lead the team, and also has three TFL and 10 tackles.
    • Johnny Hodges is the team’s top-tackler this year. He’s racked up 21 tackles, two TFL, and two sacks.
    • Vernon Glover has a team-leading one interception to go along with three tackles and one pass defended.

    SMU Betting Insights

    • SMU has covered the spread once in two games this year.
    • SMU is winless against the spread (0-1) when playing as at least 6.5-point underdogs.
    • SMU has not hit the over on a point total in two games with a set over/under.

    SMU Pick Insights

    • SMU’s defensive unit has been leading the way for the team, as it ranks 13th-best in the FBS with 263.3 total yards surrendered per contest. In terms of offense, it is accumulating 463.3 total yards per game, which ranks 31st.
    • SMU ranks 26th in the FBS with 39.3 points per contest, but it has been lifted up by its defense, which ranks 23rd-best by allowing only 14 points per game.
    • In terms of passing, SMU has dominated on both sides of the ball this season, ranking 25th-best in passing yards per game (295.7) and 17th-best in passing yards allowed per game (159.7).
    • With 167.7 rushing yards per game on offense, SMU ranks 59th in the FBS. Defensively it ranks 39th, allowing 103.7 rushing yards per contest.
    • In terms of third-down efficiency, SMU ranks 86th in the FBS (38.1% third-down conversion percentage) and 59th on the other side of the ball (36.4% third-down rate allowed).
    • At -2, SMU sports the 102nd-ranked turnover margin in the FBS, with one forced turnover (123rd in the FBS) and three turnovers committed (32nd in the FBS).

    SMU’s Best Players

    • Preston Stone has racked up 798 yards on 62.7% passing while tossing nine touchdown passes with two interceptions this season.
    • LJ Johnson Jr. is his team’s leading rusher with 27 carries for 153 yards, or 51 per game. He’s found the end zone one time on the ground, as well.
    • Jaylan Knighton has totaled 140 yards on 32 carries.
    • Jake Bailey leads his squad with 136 receiving yards on 13 receptions.
    • Jordan Hudson has caught five passes and compiled 109 receiving yards (36.3 per game) with two touchdowns.
    • Roderick Daniels Jr. has racked up 105 reciving yards (35 ypg) and one touchdown this season.
    • Elijah Roberts leads the team with two sacks, and also has three TFL and four tackles.
    • SMU’s top-tackler, Jonathan McGill, has 11 tackles and one TFL this year.
    • Kori Roberson has picked off a team-leading one pass. He also has five tackles, one TFL, 1.5 sacks, and one pass defended to his name.
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