Injured QB Trevone Boykin Puts TCU NCAAF Odds in Limbo

Posted by Aaron . on November 20, 2015 in

Two weeks ago, it looked like TCU was cruising to a playoff berth while Oklahoma would be on the outside looking in. Now that TCU has fallen to Oklahoma State and almost fallen to winless Kansas, the Horned Frogs have plummeted in the standings. On top of that, TCU’s starting QB Trevon Boykin has been sidelined and it’s still unclear whether the TCU quarterback will be able to play this Saturday against Oklahoma, reason why oddmakers still unsure about the NCAAF odds for this match.

On the other hand, the Oklahoma Sooners, though, upset Baylor last week and stand to make the College Football Playoff if they can win the rest of their games. So let’s get on the action and review some of the most important facts and stats for both teams heading to this high voltage matchup.

Date/Time: Saturday, November 21, 8:00 PM
Location: Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium, Norman, Oklahoma
College Football Spread: TBA
TV: 3:30 p.m. ET, FOX
Radio: TCU
Online streaming: Fox Sports Go

This week’s contest takes place in Oklahoma. The Horned Frogs (9-1) could have a hobbling quarterback as Trevone Boykin had to leave the Kansas game with an injured ankle. This was one reason why the Frogs only beat Kansas by six points. Because OU and Baylor are next for TCU, they have to have Boykin back.

Boykin is not the only injured Horned Frog. They lost talented wide receiver Jameis Doctson already, and they can’t stand any more injuries to their skill players. Boykin was able to walk into the locker room instead of riding a cart, but he was limping and did not come back into the game.

TCU Trevon Boykin

The Sooners hold the #7 ranking in the country after their 44-34 win over the Baylor Bears. Oklahoma’s win over Baylor knocked Baylor out of playoff consideration. Samaje Perrine rumbled for 166 yards on the ground, scoring twice. Baker Mayfield put up a combined 337 passing and rushing yards in the victory. The Sooners were a physical crew in that game – if they had played Texas that tough, they would be undefeated now. They look primed to take on the Horned Frogs this week and undefeated Oklahoma State in the Bedlam matchup.

The Horned Frogs are 1-4 against the spread in their last five road contests. They are also 1-4 against the spread in their last five contests after permitting fewer than 20 points the week before. In their last six road games against a team with a winning record, they are 1-5 against the spread.

Oklahoma is 5-0 against the spread in their last five Big 12 contests. In the last four games after a straight up win, they are 4-0 against the spread. They have that same 4-0 record in their last four contest after a spread win.

Betting Odds Trends

TCU Horned Frogs

I think you have to pick Oklahoma to win this game. TCU’s skill player injuries and problems along the offensive line mean that it will be incredibly difficult for them to eke out this road win. OU took the ball away from Baylor three times last week, including two picks late in the game. OU’s skill players also played extremely well, such as Sterling Shepard, who hauled in 11 catches for 177 yards and a couple of touchdowns. Take the Sooners to win.