TCU vs. SMU Pick: September 24th 2010

Touthouse HandicappersSenior Writer ISeptember 24, 2010

Pick: Under 54 points -110 odds
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These two well balanced offenses should be able to put points on the board. TCU has its most explosive offense –perhaps ever — with big time playmakers and a QB Dalton who is a duel threat running and passing. SMU, on a short prep week, simply does not have enough time to prepare for the speed and versatility of the Horned Frogs. At the same time, June Jones does a terrific job in finding a defense’s weakness and exploiting it. TCU’s defense doesn’t have much weakness but does yield points and can be softened. Depth is a factor and the now experienced QB Padron has a great teacher in June Jones in checking down to short routes on the recognition of blitzes. TCU does get too aggressive at times and that should allow the Mustangs to connect on hot reads. In addition, SMU’s run game is the best it has been in years, which will surely help against one of the top defenses in the nation. TCU is 4-0 O/U as a double digit road favorite while SMU is 5-2 O/U in September. “Over” the call.