Ohio State Buckeyes vs TCU Horned Frogs Betting Odds
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Fourth-ranked Ohio State gets an early-season test in its final game without Urban Meyer when it faces off with No. 14 TCU at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Interim coach Ryan Day will again lead the team on game day as Meyer completes a three-game suspension related to his handling of domestic abuse allegations against recently fired assistant Zach Smith.
Ohio State's offense has been clicking on all cylinders by averaging 64.5 points in two wins in which the absence of Meyer has been a non-factor. "The training that's happened over the last year and obviously what Coach has done here for the six years leading up to this, there's been a foundation set here," Day said at a press conference. "So when you go through something tough, if you have a good, strong foundation, then you can make it through the other side and that's what's happened."
The contest is huge for TCU as an upset of the Buckeyes would elevate the Horned Frogs into the discussion about possible College Football Playoff teams. "If you win, we'll be part of that conversation. If we don't, we've got Texas next week," TCU coach Gary Patterson told reporters. "As a program, we've got to keep everything in perspective and understand that we still have a long season - you can't ruin your season by making this an all-or-nothing situation.
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Ohio State Buckeyes: Sophomore quarterback Dwayne Haskins has completed a scintillating 79.2 percent of his passes in his first two college starts while racking up 546 yards and nine touchdowns against one interception. The Buckeyes are also averaging 300 yards on the ground as both junior Mike Weber (217 yards, three touchdowns) and sophomore J.K. Dobbins (147 yards, one score) are off to solid starts. Junior defensive end Nick Bosa is dominating the trenches with five tackles for loss (including three sacks) while junior defensive tackle Dre'Mont Jones and sophomore defensive end Chase Young have two sacks apiece.
TCU Horned Frogs: Senior receiver KaVontae Turpin set school records for career punt return touchdowns (four) and total return scores (five) when he brought one back 78 yards against SMU on Sept. 7 - and he has eight receptions for 111 yards and one touchdown this season. Sophomore quarterback Shawn Robinson has thrown for 336 yards, four touchdowns and one interception, while also being the team's leading rusher with 112 yards and three scores. Sophomore defensive tackle Corey Bethley has three sacks and senior linebacker Ty Summers has two for a defensive unit allowing an average of 9.5 points.
Ohio State Buckeyes Betting Odds Trends
|Ohio State is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games|
|Ohio State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games|
|The total has gone OVER in 9 of Ohio State's last 13 games|
TCU Horned Frogs Betting Odds Trends
|Texas Christian is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games|
|Texas Christian is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games|