Texas vs. TCU Fearless Prediction & Game Preview
Check out the Texas vs. TCU fearless prediction and game preview.
Texas (4-4) vs. TCU (7-1) Game Preview
Broadcast, TV, Game Time
Date: Saturday, November 4th
Game Time: 7:15 pm ET
Venue: Amon G. Carter Stadium, Fort Worth, TX
It wasn’t a deathblow, TCU.
In a brutally frustrating game, TCU got a great game out of its defense, but it couldn’t stop screwing in the 14-7 loss to Iowa State.
Now there’s no margin for error, and with road games at Oklahoma and Texas Tech up next, a seconds straight loss would mean the Horned Frogs would go from CFP contender to all but out of the Big 12 title hunt with a loss to the Longhorns.
Texas has been close, and at the very least, there’s hope for the future with signs of what might be coming under Tom Herman.
With Kansas and Texas Tech still to play at home, along with a road date at West Virginia, getting two more wins shouldn’t be too much of a problem to go bowling. But if they want hold out any hope of finding their way into the Big 12 Championship, they have to win out.
One Reason Why Texas Will Win
It’s been the single biggest improvement so far under Herman – the run defense is solid.
Maryland did too much in the opener, but no one has gone past the 175-yard mark since with just five touchdowns allowed over the last seven games.
The defensive front is doing its part with one of the Big 12’s best pass rushes that’s doing a terrific job of stalling drives.
TCU knows a little something about that after last week in Ames.
Baylor went nowhere on the ground last week, Iowa State was crushed for just ten net rushing yards, and even USC was held to a near-dead stop.
To win, TCU needs …
One Reason Why TCU Will Win
Kenny Hill. He has to rebound.
The TCU pass rush is the best in the conference and has to get to Shane Buechele all game long – he can’t turn into a dangerous runner – or Sam Ehlinger, who returned to practice after suffering a concussion.
The defense has to rise up and bog down the Longhorns like Oklahoma State and Iowa State were able to do, but this is on Hill to take over the offense and light up a suspect Texas secondary.
The UT run D might be great, but the pass defense has allowed more than 200 yards against everyone but San Jose State. It hasn’t given up a touchdown pass in the last two weeks, but it’s getting pushed.
Hill is coming off his worst game of the season, misfiring way too much against Iowa State with no touchdown passes and two picks. Last year against the Longhorns he struggled, too, throwing for 150 yards and no scores in the win.
It’s redemption time.
What’s Going To Happen
The two defenses will slug it out in a tough game for both offenses – there won’t be much of a ground game.
But at home, Hill will be back to his sharp, accurate self, and the O will answer each Texas score with points on good, efficient drives.
TCU will go back to being the TCU of the first seven games.
Texas vs. TCU Prediction
TCU 24, Texas 16
TCU -7, o/u: 47
1: Anything Fun or Bite Size … 2
Must See Rating
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