TCU vs. Baylor fearless prediction and game preview.
Date: Saturday, November 17
Game Time: 12:00 ET
Venue: McLane Stadium, Waco, TX
TCU (4-6) vs. Baylor (5-5) Game Preview
One Reason Why TCU Will Win
There’s still a lot of good things working for the Horned Frogs.
The defense continues to be solid, there aren’t a lot of penalties, and the offensive line has been great at keeping defenses out of the backfield.
TCU’s offense just isn’t going to work. There are two games left – this team is what it is.
However, the D is amazing on third downs, it’s keeping games alive with stop after stop, and despite the issues against West Virginia and Oklahoma, it’ll keep this game manageable.
The Baylor offensive line isn’t strong enough or consistent enough to keep the TCU defensive front out of the backfield, and that’s when the mistakes should come.
The Bear defense doesn’t force turnovers. That’s a massive deal considering TCU’s turnover margin issues.
One Reason Why Baylor Will Win
Yeah, that TCU offense just doesn’t work.
The passing game is putting up yards, but it isn’t consistent and there aren’t enough big moments. The Horned Frogs have come up with just three touchdown passes over the last three games – that obviously doesn’t cut it in the Big 12.
Last week against West Virginia, the ground game went less than nowhere, bottoming out with -7 yards coming off a miserable 57-yard performance against Kansas State.
QB Charlie Brewer might have been booted from the Iowa State game for two unsportsmanlike conduct calls, but he’s all in, and he needs to be sharp. All he has to do is come up with a few early scoring drives, and everything should be fine.
TCU won’t be able to keep up.
What’s Going To Happen
Can TCU find something to keep its season alive? Win, and the Oklahoma State is for bowl eligibility and a shot at …
Nah. Baylor is playing its final home game of the season, and it’ll battle hard to get through a good day from the Horned Frog defense to pull this off. The Bears will get just enough offense early on to get up, but it’ll be a fight to put the game away.
Once again, the Horned Frog defense will keep the game close, but the offense won’t be able to come through when needed.
Considering all of the problems on the field last season, and with the program as a whole, this will be a special day for head coach Matt Rhule as his team gets the sixth win.
Fearless Prediction & Line
Baylor 26, TCU 23
Line: Baylor -2, o/u: 51.5
ATS Confidence out of 5: 2
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