[3:30 PM] TCU @ Texas

Who will WIN this matchup?

TCU Horned Frogs (5-5)

@ Texas Longhorns (5-6)


The Horned Frogs, who need to win one of their final two games to become bowl eligible, are coming to the end of a disappointing season as well and followed the high of a 62-22 win over Baylor with the worst home loss of coach Gary Patterson’s 17-year career – 31-6 to Oklahoma State on Saturday.

Multiple reports emerged on Sunday that Strong was about to be fired by Texas following a shocking 24-21 overtime loss to a Kansas team that had dropped 19 straight Big 12 contests.

The Horned Frogs nearly fell victim to Kansas on Oct. 8 but squeezed out a 24-23 win despite three interceptions from quarterback Kenny Hill. The junior transfer owns four touchdown passes and seven interceptions in the last five games and was picked off twice in Saturday’s loss. Running back Kyle Hicks enjoyed the best game of his career with 192 yards and five touchdowns in the Nov. 5 win at Baylor but was flat along with the rest of his team coming out of the bye week and managed 47 yards on 25 carries Saturday.

Running back D’Onta Foreman did his best to keep Strong employed and ran for 250 yards against Kansas to record his 12th straight game with at least 100 rushing yards, breaking Earl Campbell’s school record of 11 in a row. Strong coaxed impressive performances out of the offense in wins over Notre Dame, Baylor and Texas Tech, but six turnovers doomed the Longhorns in Saturday’s loss and the defense struggled to hold up its end for most of the season. Texas ranks 97th out of 128 FBS teams in total defense, allowing an average of 444.7 yards.

The Horned Frogs won the last two meetings by a combined 98-17.


StreakSmarts Pick: TCU Horned Frogs

Confidence: 5/10

StreakSmarter Pick