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UNDER Has Been Surprisingly Strong Play In TCU Bowl Games

When you think of the TCU football program, you usually think offense. However, that offense has not historically translated into bowl games, which has caused the UNDER to hit in seven of the Horned Frogs’ past nine bowl appearances. TCU may have a hard time putting up points facing a solid Georgia defense in the Liberty Bowl.

Shark Bites
  • TCU is 3-9 ATS in its last 12 games.
  • Georgia is 22-7 SU in its last 29 games after losing as a favorite.
  • TCU is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games after losing as a favorite.

Keeping an eye on the health of Kenny Hill will be vital, as the quarterback didn’t start the final TCU game of the season due to injury. Hill did enter in the third quarter and closed out the game, going 5 of 11 for 52 yards. There is no doubt he is a threat to a defense with his arm and his feet, but his tendency to turn the ball over has hurt TCU on several occasions. The Horned Frogs will also want to see running back Kyle Hicks play better than he did to end the season, as the junior averaged 55 rushing yards and 3.0 yards per carry in the past three.

TCU’s defense has been middling at best in almost every category, except for pressuring the quarterback. The Horned Frogs are tied for eighth in the nation in sacks with three players notching 5.0 or more sacks on the year.

Nick Chubb was looked at as a fringe Heisman contender entering the season but the running back ultimately had a good-not-great season. Chubb and running mate Sony Michel have been a solid duo with the tandem combining for 1741 rushing yards and 10 touchdowns. The most impressive performance goes to freshman quarterback Jacob Eason, as he flashed the potential to be an elite passer. He struggled with his consistency at times but he can pick apart a D when he is on.

The Bulldogs defense has been one of the best in the nation, ranking 12th in yards allowed this season. Georgia is especially strong in pass defense, with the trio of Aaron Davis, Malkom Parrish and Maurice Smith giving opposing quarterbacks fits.

Georgia Bulldogs vs TCU Horned Frogs Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The TCU Horned Frogs sit at 6-6 (3-9 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Georgia Bulldogs are currently 7-5 (5-7 ATS). Looking to bet on the totals? TCU is 4-8 OU, and Georgia is 5-7 OU. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and TCU vs Georgia injuries news.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the TCU Horned Frogs rated this week at No. 46 and the Georgia Bulldogs sitting at No. 68.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits TCU's No. 49-ranked offense, averaging 31.67 PPG, against a Georgia defense that ranks No. 40 this week at 24.08 PPG. The TCU aerial game is averaging 278.33 yards per game, more than the Georgia Bulldogs secondary allows through the air, 186.92 YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the Georgia Bulldogs own the league's No. 18-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 125 yards per game when on the road. TCU, on the other hand, rates No. 86 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Sony Michel ran through the Georgia Tech defense for 170 yards in Georgia's last game, but the Bulldogs still lost a 28-27 decision at Sanford Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Georgia is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Georgia is 12-5 SU in its last 17 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 14 of Georgia's last 19 games
  • Texas Christian is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games
  • Texas Christian is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games
  • Texas Christian is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Texas Christian's last 7 games