LA Tech at TCU: 12/12/20 College Football Picks and Prediction

LA Tech at TCU: 12/12/20 College Football Picks and Prediction Photo by USA TODAY NETWORK

TCU Horned Frogs (5-4) vs LA Tech Bulldogs (4-3)

Game Info: Saturday, December 12, 2020 at 7:00 pm (Amon G. Carter Stadium)

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The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs will travel to Amon G. Carter Stadium to take on the TCU Horned Frogs this Saturday night in College Football action.

The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs improved to 5-3 on the season after defeating the North Texas Mean Green, 42-31, on December 3rd. Louisiana Tech used a big 2nd quarter to take a 28-17 halftime lead and was able to pull away after a 6-yard TD reception by Smoke Harris gave the Bulldogs a 35-17 lead with 5:13 left in the 3rd quarter. Louisiana Tech was outgained by North Texas by a 386-341 margin and forced 1 turnover in the victory. Leading the way for the Bulldogs was RB Israel Tucker who had 161 rushing yards & 2 TD’s on 37 carries.

On the season, Louisiana Tech is averaging 31.8 ppg on 335.3 total yards per game (231.9 passing yds/g; 103.4 rushing yds/g). Offensively, Louisiana Tech has been led by QB Luke Anthony who has completed 62.8% of his passes for 1,318 yards, 15 TD, & 5 INT. The top receiving threats for the Bulldogs have been Adrian Hardy (33 rec, 440 yards, 4 TD), Smoke Harris (30 rec, 263 yards, 4 TD), and Griffin Herbert (17 rec, 247 yards, 2 TD). Leading the way for the Bulldogs backfield has been the duo of Israel Tucker (119 att, 497 yards, 4 TD) and Justin Henderson (75 att, 252 yards, 2 TD).

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Defensively, Louisiana Tech is allowing their opponents to average 32.1 ppg on 416.4 total yards per game (250.4 passing yds/g; 166.0 rushing yds/g).

The TCU Horned Frogs won their 2nd straight game and improved to 5-4 on the season after defeating the 15th ranked Oklahoma State Cowboys, 29-22, this past Saturday. TCU struggled with turnovers, however, the offense still had plenty of success against a tough Cowboys defense and pulled away after a 71-yard TD reception by Derius Davis gave the Horned Frogs the lead for good with 7:56 left in regulation. TCU outgained Oklahoma State by a 501-418 margin and won despite committing 5 turnovers. Leading the way for the Horned Frogs was QB Max Duggan who completed 12 of 26 passes, 265 yards, 1 TD, & 1 INT while also adding 104 yards & 2 TD’s on the ground.

On the season, TCU is averaging 28.4 ppg on 401.8 total yards per game (200.2 passing yds/g; 201.6 rushing yds/g). Offensively, TCU has been led by QB Max Duggan who has completed 59.9% of his passes for 1,635 yards, 9 TD, & 4 INT. Duggan is also the leading rusher for the Horned Frogs as he has 513 yards & 9 TD’s on 112 carries. The leading receiving threats for TCU have been Quentin Johnson (17 rec, 354 yards, TD), Taye Barber (30 rec, 320 yards, 2 TD), Derius Davis (15 rec, 209 yards, TD), Blair Conwright (17 rec, 207 yards, TD), and Pro Wells (12 rec, 187 yards, 3 TD). In the TCU backfield with Duggan has been RB Darwin Barlow (69 att, 427 yards, 4 TD) and Zach Evans (47 att, 285 yards, 2 TD).

Defensively, TCU is holding their opponents to an average of 25.8 ppg on 362.8 total yards per game (226.9 passing yds/g; 135.9 rushing yds/g).

The Bulldogs are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games in December and 10-4 ATS in their last 14 games following a straight up win. The Horned Frogs are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall, however, are 10-24 ATS in their last 34 home games.

TCU has been playing well as of late, however, this is just a bunch points to give a Louisiana Tech team that has a QB that can put up some points. I think TCU gets the win here by double-digits, but the Bulldogs keep this one within the number and cover. Good Luck!

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Brett’s Pick Louisiana Tech Bulldogs +21.5

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