TCU at Colorado: 9/2/22 College Football Picks and Predictions

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The TCU Horned Frogs and Colorado Buffaloes face off in  Week 1 college football showdown at Folsom Field. 

TCU has gone through a ton of changes the last few seasons and now the biggest one is with the coach. Gary Patterson isn’t with the program anymore, and they have brought in Sonny Dykes to try and fill his shoes. Heading into this season there are a ton of questions, but the biggest one that needs to be answered right now is who will be under center for the offense. Senior Max Duggan is back and it seems most logical that he will get the start. Chandler Morris impressed last season in limited action and he could be the guy called upon. Redshift freshman Sam Jackson is also on the roster, and Dykes has said he expected to use all three guys this season. It’s unclear if that means in this game, but it wouldn’t be all that shocking if they all played. On defense the Horned Frogs are young, and creating a turnover or two will be key in this game. 

On the other side of this matchup is Colorado who hopes their rebuild is done soon, but this year could be one with some growing pains. Last season the Buffaloes' offense really struggled to score, and they made some changes this offseason including bringing in former Minnesota offensive coordinator Mike Sanford. Brendon Lewis started last year but he’s battling this year with JT Shrout for the starting quarterback job. Both guys are expected to play in this game. Last season Colorado averaged only 257.6 yards per game, and this year, that will need to be better. 

TCU is 0-4 against the spread in their last four road games. TCU is 1-7-1 against the spread in their last nine games on grass. The over is 5-0 in TCU’s last five games as a road favorite. 

I’m not sure what the 2022 season is going to hold for the Horned Frogs overall, but I do know they are going to find a ton of success in this game. Colorado struggled to score last season, and it’s not going to change in this game. TCU is going to score enough in this game to cover the spread. Back the Horned Frogs against the spread. 

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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