Horned Frog Insider Staff Picks: TCU vs Texas

The Horned Frog Insider staff makes their predictions for TCU's matchup against the Texas Longhorns

Brad Hardcastle: TCU's defense is really banged up. Jerrod Heard has Texas' offense tending upward. That said, I still expect TCU to win this game convincingly, but the Longhorns will be in the game until the end. Heard and his number one running back Jonathan Grey will give the Horned Frogs defense problems, but I don't think they'll be able to keep pace with TCU's offense. The Longhorn's defense hasn't played well up to this point and their young secondary will struggling keeping the ball out of Josh Doctsons hands. I expect this game to go back and forth between these two team until the fourth quarter when TCU will find a way to pull away for good. Final score: TCU 52, Texas 38.

J.D. Moore: This game entirely hinges on which Jerrod Heard decides to show up in Fort Worth. Will the Frogs get the Heard who set school records while playing against Cal, or will they get the under-the-weather Heard who threw for just 119 yards against Oklahoma State.

Presuming TCU gets the healthy Heard (which I expect), the Longhorns will find some offensive grooves against the Frogs. However, it's highly unlikely that Texas will find a way to stop the elite TCU offense. Expect a mild shootout (as every game may end up being this season), with the Frogs coming out on top: 51-35.

Mike Garland: By all indications, this game will be a fun one for fans to watch. TCU tops the Big 12 in total offense while Texas is towards the bottom, but, lately Texas has showed signs of being able to put up numbers. Sooner or later something will have to give with both these teams. Will that be this week? Will there be a hangover from the Texas Tech game? I think not. Big 12's best receiver Josh Doctson continues his trend against a young Texas secondary and Aaron Green shows why he's the second leading rusher in Big 12. Final score:TCU 48, Texas 24.


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