CFB Week 8 Picks: TCU at BYU Odds, Trends & Injuries Print
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Saturday, 24 October 2009 12:30


With its BCS hopes already busted, No. 16 BYU will have a chance to bust the BCS hopes of No. 10 TCU on Saturday at 7:30PM ET when the Cougars host the Horned Frogs from Lavell Edwards Stadium.

Bet TCU at BYU
The Cougars were ranked as high as seventh in the country after a 2-0 start to the season, but a 54-28 loss at home to Florida State set BYU back. Now, having won four-straight, BYU is back up in the rankings and contending for the Mountain West title, but has to get past unbeaten TCU. The Cougars are 3-4 against the spread despite having a tremendous offense, led by Max Hall, who has thrown for 2,069 yards and 16 touchdowns. Hall ranks third in the country in passing yards and second in passing touchdowns. Harvey Unga has rushed for 575 yards and nine touchdowns while eight different Cougar receivers have over 100 yards receiving. On defense, BYU has given up 1,670 yards passing while holding opponents to 708 yards rushing. The Cougars are fourth in the conference in scoring defense, allowing 22.7 points per-game.

TCU is off to a 6-0 start with a 3-2 record against the spread this season. The Horned Frogs hold wins over Clemson, Air Force, and Virginia, but have not quite faced an opponent like BYU. The Horned Frogs have been led by a quartet of rushers, including quarterback Andy Dalton who have made TCU the second best rushing attack in the conference with 1,350 yards. Joseph Turner leads the way with 399 yards and seven touchdowns while Dalton has 233 yards on the ground. Dalton has thrown for 1,223 yards and eight touchdowns as well. In the return game Jeremy Kerley has returned two punts for scores and carries a 17.1 yards per-return average. On defense, TCU has allowed just 13.7 points and 238 yards per-game. The Horned Frogs lead the conference and rank seventh in the nation in rushing defense with just 487 yards allowed on the ground.
Oddsmakers from online sports book have made TCU 2.5-point road favorites over BYU on Saturday night. The over/under total for this game has been established at 50.
College Football Week 8 Betting Trends
All games in this series since 1992

BYU is 3-3 against the spread versus TCU since 1992

BYU is 4-2 straight up against TCU since 1992

3 of 4 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL since 1992

Games over the last 3 seasons

TCU is 2-0 against the spread versus BYU over the last 3 seasons 

BYU is 1-1 straight up against TCU over the last 3 seasons 

1 of 2 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons 

All games played at BYU since 1992

TCU is 2-1 against the spread versus BYU since 1992

BYU is 2-1 straight up against TCU since 1992

2 of 2 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL since 1992

Games played at BYU over the last 3 seasons.

TCU is 1-0 against the spread versus BYU over the last 3 seasons 

BYU is 1-0 straight up against TCU over the last 3 seasons 

1 of 1 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons 
Week 8 College Football Injury Report

[DE] 10/03/2009 - Ross Forrest "?" ( Arm ) 


[OG] 08/22/2009 - Houston Reynolds out for season ( Knee ) 

[CB] 09/06/2009 - Brian Logan out indefinitely ( Hand ) 

[OG] 08/27/2009 - Jason Speredon out for season ( Rotator Cuff ) 

[OL] 09/30/2009 - Jesse Taufi out indefinitely ( Academics ) 

[CB] 09/11/2009 - Garrett Nicholson has left team ( Academics ) 

[DT] 09/21/2009 - Russell Tialavea expected to miss 2-4 weeks ( Knee ) 

[DE] 10/02/2009 - Vic So'oto "?" ( Finger ) 
TCU at BYU Current Odds
TCU Horned Frogs -2.5 Over 50 (-140)

BYU Cougars +2.5 Under 50 (+120)
Bet TCU at BYU
Posted: 10/24/09 5:30PM ET



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