Free College Football Picks Today: Texas Longhorns vs Texas Christian Horned Frogs 11/12/22

Free College Football Picks Today: Texas Longhorns vs Texas Christian Horned Frogs 11/12/22
Sat 12th November 2022

The No. 18 University of Texas Longhorns (6-3, 4-2 Big 12) host the No. 4 Texas Christian University Horned Frogs (9-0, 6-0 Big 12) at Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium/Jamail Field on Saturday for a matchup that pits one of the Big 12 Conference’s toughest defenses against its strongest offense. The Longhorns are seven-point favorites, and the total is 65.

TCU is coming off a 34-24 win over Texas Tech at Amon G. Carter Stadium last Saturday, their ninth consecutive victory. Max Duggan was 12 of 23 for 195 yards and two touchdowns. Kendre Miller ran 21 times for 158 yards and a touchdown. Taye Barber caught three passes for 62 yards.

Texas beat No. 13 Kansas State 34-27 at Bill Snyder Family Stadium last Saturday. Quinn Ewers threw for 197 yards and two touchdowns. Bijan Robinson carried 30 times for 209 yards and a touchdown and added two catches for 34 yards. Ja’Tavion Sanders had five receptions for 54 yards.

HEAD-TO-HEAD

The Longhorns won the only game between the teams last season, a 32-27 victory in October. Bijan Robinson had two touchdowns for Texas.

TALE OF THE TAPE

The Horned Frogs are averaging 43.1 points per game for the season, third in FBS, and they are facing a Longhorns defense that has surrendered 21.8 PPG (37th). Meanwhile, Texas has scored 36.1 points a game this season, 24th in the nation, and TCU is allowing 26.9 PPG (74th).

The Horned Frogs rank as one of the nation’s top teams in rushing yards per game (219.7, 13th), while they are 21st in passing yards (289.0). The Longhorns are 103rd in passing yards allowed per game (258.1) and 32nd against the run (123.6).

Texas is 49th in the nation in passing yards per game (254.7) and 35th in rushing (192.4), while the Horned Frogs are allowing 250.3 passing yards (94th) and 146.6 rushing yards per game (70th).

TOP PERFORMERS

Through nine games, Max Duggan has thrown for 24 touchdowns (2 INT) and 267.4 yards per game to lead TCU in passing. In four away games this season, he has nine TDs (2 INT) and an average of 238.5 yards passing.

Kendre Miller leads the team in rushing with an average of 112.1 yards a game over nine games. He has 12 touchdowns on the ground and two through the air. Quentin Johnston is the Horned Frogs’ leading receiver with 81.2 yards a game and four TDs.

Quinn Ewers has 13 passing touchdowns (5 INT) with 222.7 yards per game through six games to lead Texas. In three home games this season, he has thrown for five TDs and an average of 177.0 yards.

Bijan Robinson has been the home team’s leading performer on the ground, averaging 125.4 yards a game through nine games. He also has been valuable as a receiver, racking up 34.9 yards a game through the air.

He has 14 total touchdowns, 12 rushing and two receiving. Xavier Worthy has been a key target in the Longhorns’ aerial attack. He has nine touchdowns and a 61.3 yard per game average through nine appearances.

HOME AND AWAY

TCU has yet to lose on the road this season. Texas is looking for a fourth straight win at home this season.

SportsTips’ College Football Pick:

Over 65 (-110)

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