TCU at Arkansas: Prediction, pick, odds, TV channel, live stream, watch online
The Horned Frogs and Hogs get together in a rematch of last season's thriller.
TCU will travel to Arkansas Saturday afternoon looking for revenge for last season's overtime loss in Fort Worth, Texas. The Horned Frogs throttled Jackson State 63-0 in a game in which they allowed just 24 rushing yards on 42 carries. A half-yard per carry average is pretty insane, even factoring in the disparity in competition. Arkansas handled Florida A&M with ease on the opening Thursday night of the season and needs to head into its bye week with confidence before opening SEC play.
TCU: The key to this game will be the success or failure of quarterback Kenny Hill. The dual-threat gunslinger is dangerous on the ground, can stretch the field through the air and will have to be a star against a Razorbacks defense that's only one game into their new 3-4 scheme. The Horned Frogs need to put tremendous amount of stress on the thin Razorback secondary, neutralize a front seven that has some talented players and turn this into a shootout.
Arkansas: While the Hogs are capable of getting into shootouts offensively, their defense is a liability in those situations. Because of that, the path of least resistance for coach Bret Bielema's crew is to pound the rock with Devwah Whaley, work off play-action and limit the chances for the Horned Frogs offense.
Don't buy into the Arkansas defense under first-year coordinator Paul Rhoads. At least, not yet. Kenny Hill will stress them east-west with zone reads, then pick them apart deep when safeties move up to help out against the run. Razorback quarterback Austin Allen will keep pace for a while, but a couple of mistakes generated from poor protection will sink the Hogs. Pick: TCU (-3)
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