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On Thanksgiving night a new Big 12 conference tradition begins as the TCU Horned Frogs will travel for a week thirteen NCAA college football game against the Texas Longhorns on Thursday night. Kick off time from Texas is scheduled for 7:30PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by ESPN.
The current odds from this college football game opened up with the home team Texas Longhorns favored by --8 1/2 points. When the odds came out in this game Texas was a -8 point favorite.
TCU and Texas meet on the gridiron for the first time since the 2009 season where Texas earned the 34-13 home win as a -7 ½ point betting favorite. The game went over the total of 44 points. CFB Trend: Texas Longhorns are 3-0 to the under in their past three games.
The Horned Frogs have lost three of their past four games to fall to 6-4 on the year. They come off their bye week. Prior to the bye they drop a 23-10 home decision to the Kansas St Wildcats as a +6 ½ point underdog. The game went under 57 points.TCU fell behind 23-0 until they finally get on the scoreboard with a field goal with under seven minutes remaining. They post 274 offensive yards with 96 rushing for 3 yards per carry. Each team committed two turnovers. Trevone Boykin hit on 17 of 30 throws for 164 yards with a touchdown and pick. This will be a big stage for Boykin, a freshman QB who is completing 58% of his passes on the year with 14 touchdowns and 8 picks. The Horned Frogs allowed the Wildcats to amass 260 yards offensively with 115 coming via the run for 3 ½ yards per rush attempt. TCU is good in run defensive allowing 98 yards a game which is seventh best in the nation.
Texas also enters play off the bye week and has won four straight games. They improve to 8-2 on the season following a 33-7 home win last week against the Iowa St Hawkeyes as a -10 ½ point betting favorite. The total landed under 53 points. The Longhorns push across 609 offensive yards with 222 coming from their run game for 5 yards a carry. They have no turnovers and force two from Iowa St. David Ash hit on 25 of 31 throws for 364 yards with two touchdowns. Ash just a sophomore is hitting on 69%of his throws with 17 touchdowns and five picks. Joe Bergeron ran for 86 yards on 12 carries. Jaxon Shipley caught eight passes for 137 yards. Texas allows Iowa St just 277 yards of offense with 144 coming via their ground game for 4 ½ yards per attempt. Texas is improving their performance on defense but still rank 86th nationally allowing 429 yards a game. They are tied for second place in the Big 12 conference with Oklahoma and just one game behind Kansas St who is in first place.