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In week 5 the TCU Horned Frogs head to Gerald J. Ford Stadium in Dallas, Texas to face the SMU Mustangs Saturday. The Horned Frogs are 2-0 SU and ATS. The Mustangs are 0-3 SU and ATS.

TCU is coming off a win 30-7 against Minnesota. Quarterback Trevone Boykin who has 578 passing yards and 4 touchdowns leads the offense this season. Boykin also leads the rushing game with 121 yards, 1 touchdown and a 5.5 yards per carry average. David Porter leads the wide receivers with 113 yards and 1 touchdown on 10 receptions.

The Horned Frogs defense has been a top 5 defense this season only allowing 10.5 points per game and 205 yards per game.

SMU is coming off a loss to 6th ranked Texas A&M 58-6 last week. Quarterback Neal Burcham who has 158 passing yards on 48 attempts leads the offense this season. Kevin Pope leads the rushing game with 86 yards on 25 carries and a 3.4 yards per carry average. Der’rikk Thompson leads the wide receivers with 167 yards on 11 receptions.

SMU’s defense is the worst in the country allowing 48.7 points per game and 530 yards per game.

Keys to TCU win

TCU just needs to play their game. In addition, they are going to need quarterback Trevone Boykin to continue playing well and not make mistakes.

Keys to SMU win

SMU has to shut down TCU’s passing game and to do that they will have to bring pressure. The SMU offense has been weak thus far and must step up in this game.

Injuries

TCU – Frank Kee, Shaun Nixon, Devonte Fields

SMU – Horace Richardson, J.R. Richardson, Neal Burcham, Daniel Gresham

Favorite

TCU -32.5

Conclusion

This will be an easy win for TCU. With SMU quarterback Burcham out the rest of the season TCU will beat SMU handily. TCU will improve to 3-0 on the season.

About David Campbell

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