TCU at Virginia
No. 16 TCU kicks off its promising 2009 season when it travels to Virginia to face the Cavaliers at 3:30PM ET from Scott Stadium.
The Horned Frogs are coming off an 11-2 season in 2008 under ninth-year coach Gary Patterson. TCU finished No. 7 in the AP poll at the end of the season and opened this year ranked No. 17. The Horned Frogs already have moved up a spot and a win at Virginia would help the Mountain West team. TCU is led by a defense that allowed just 11.3 points per-game in 2008 and only allowed 18 touchdowns on the season. Jerry Hughes led the defense last season and is back at defensive end. Hughes had 15 sacks and another 4.5 tackles for loss last year to become a First Team All-American. Hughes’ 15 sacks led the country as did his six forced fumbles. On offense, TCU brings back quarterback Andy Dalton, who threw for 2,242 yards and 11 touchdowns.
Virginia is coming off an embarrassing 26-14 loss to William & Mary last weekend. The Cavaliers only amassed 268 yards of offense. Quarterback Jameel Sewell had three interceptions and just 80 yards passing for Virginia. All together, Virginia had seven turnovers in the loss. The poor offensive showing was consistent with last season, where Virginia averaged just 16.1 points per-game under ninth-year coach Al Groh. Groh needs a strong showing from his team this week to avoid being put on the hot seat in the middle of the season.
Oddsmakers from online sports book SPORTSBETTING.com have made TCU 11-point road favorites over Virginia on Saturday afternoon. The over/under total for this game has been established at 40.5.
College Football Week 2 Betting Trends
All games in this series since 1992
VIRGINIA is 0-0 against the spread versus TCU since 1992
VIRGINIA is 1-0 straight up against TCU since 1992
1 of 1 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL since 1992
Week 2 College Football Injury Report
No significant injuries.
No significant injuries.
TCU Horned Frogs -11 Over 40.5 (-450)
Virginia Cavaliers +11 Under 40.5 (+325)
How many pass attempts will Andy Dalton (TCU) have: Over/Under 26.5
How many rushing attempts will Joseph Turner (TCU) have: Over/Under 20.5
Will Turner record a touchdown: Yes (-320) or No (+240)
How many receiving yards will Kris Burd (VU) have: Over/Under 42.5
How many receptions will Mikell Simpson (VU) have: Over/Under 3.5
How many receptions will Jared Green (VU) have: Over/Under 2.5
Posted: 9/12/09 12:45PM ET