Free College Football Picks Today: Fiesta Bowl 2022

Free College Football Picks Today: Fiesta Bowl 2022
Sat 31st December 2022

The No. 3 Texas Christian University Horned Frogs (12-1, 6-0 Away) travel to face the No. 2 University of Michigan Wolverines (13-0, 9-0 Home) at State Farm Stadium on Saturday. The Wolverines are 7.5-point favorites, and the total is 58.5.

TCU is coming off a close 31-28 loss at the hands of No. 13 Kansas State at AT&T Stadium on December 3. Max Duggan threw for 251 yards with a touchdown and an interception. He also ran 15 times for 110 yards and a touchdown.

Quentin Johnston caught four passes for 139 yards. Michigan won for the 13th straight game on December 3, beating Purdue 43-22 at Lucas Oil Stadium. J.J. McCarthy was 11 of 17 for 161 yards, three touchdowns, and an interception.

Donovan Edwards carried 25 times for 185 yards and a touchdown. Ronnie Bell also scored once. He caught five receptions for 67 yards.


The Horned Frogs are averaging 40.3 points per game for the season, seventh in FBS, and they are facing a Wolverines defense that has surrendered 13.4 PPG (6th).

Meanwhile, Michigan has scored 40.1 points a game this season, seventh in the country, and TCU is allowing 25.0 PPG (58th). The Horned Frogs rank 27th in the nation in passing yards per game (273.0) and 25th in rushing (200.0). They will face a tough test on the ground, as the Wolverines are fourth in the nation in rushing yards allowed per game (85.2).

Against the pass, Michigan is 24th (191.9).Michigan has been one of the country’s top rushing teams, averaging 243.0 yards per game (9th), while ranking 95th in passing yards (210.5). The Horned Frogs are allowing 235.6 passing yards (83rd) and 149.5 rushing yards per game (66th).


Through 13 games, Max Duggan has thrown for 30 touchdowns (4 INT) and 255.5 yards per game to lead TCU in passing. In six games away from home this season, he has 11 TDs (3 INT) and an average of 234.2 yards passing.

Kendre Miller leads the team in rushing with an average of 103.2 yards a game over 13 games. He has 17 touchdowns on the ground and four through the air.

Quentin Johnston is the Horned Frogs’ leading receiver with 82.1 yards a game and five TDs. J.J. McCarthy has 20 passing touchdowns (3 INT) with 182.8 yards per game through 13 games to lead Michigan.

Blake Corum has been the team’s leading performer on the ground, averaging 121.9 yards a game through 12 games. He has 19 total touchdowns, 18 rushing and one receiving.

Ronnie Bell has been the primary target in the Wolverines’ aerial attack. He has three touchdowns and a 58.0 yard per game average through 13 appearances.


TCU has yet to suffer defeat away from Amon G. Carter Stadium this season. Michigan is undefeated at home this season in nine games.

SportsTips’ College Football Pick:

Michigan (-300)

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