What Are The Odds For Jackson State Vs TCUNoah Williams
TCU and Jackson State Both Looking to rebound From Nightmare 2016 Seasons
The TCU Horned Frogs and Jackson State Tigers will both look to rebound from their nightmare 2016 seasons when they square off in their mismatch of a regular season opener on Saturday night.
TCU will host the Jackson State Tigers at Amon Carter Stadium at 8:00 PM ET, with this matchup airing live on Fox Sports. The Las Vegas college football oddsmakers have listed TCU as 51-point favorites to beat Jackson State. The game total is 61.
College Football Week 1 Odds For Jackson State Vs TCU
Jackson State Tigers (0-0) at TCU Horned Frogs (0-0)
When: Saturday, September 2, 2017 at 8:00 PM ET
Where: Amon Carter Stadium
TV: Fox Sports Networks
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Spread: TCU -51
Why Bet the Jackson State Tigers
SWAC resident Jackson State Tigers went 3-8 in head coach Tony Hughes’ first season a year ago and will enter the 2017 season with a huge question mark at quarterback after former starter Jarin Morikawa decided to retire due to concussions. That just leaves Brent Lyles, who played in seven games, as the only quarterback who was on the roster last season. Jackson State signed two more quarterbacks in Jeff Toney and Tavis Williams out of high school. Running back Jordan Johnson is expected to become the new No. 1 in the backfield in 2017 while wide receiver Jevon Floyd will be the No.1 option in the passing attack.
Defensively, Jackson State gave up 28.8 points per game-high and is led by defensive end Keontre Anderson, linebacker Andre Lloyd, and defensive lineman Malik Hamner. A pair of Mississippi State transfers have also joined the Tigers this year in defensive back Jamoral Graham and defensive lineman Deion Pope.
Why Bet the TCU Horned Frogs
The Horned Frogs will look to rebound in 2017 after going 6-7 last season under widely respected head coach Gary Patterson. TCU ranked 29th last season in offense, averaging 31.0 points per game, but will need a much better effort out of quarterback Kenny Hill after he tossed a modest 17 TD passes and discouraging 13 interceptions last season. Hill did add 10 rushing scores, but couldn’t get it done in the passing attack when he needed to.
The good news is that the Horned Frogs are loaded at the running back position with Kyle Hicks and Shaun Nixon being the top two backs and Darius Anderson and Sewo Olonilua being regular contributors. Last season, Hicks became the first running back since 1996 to lead the team in rushing and receptions.
Incoming four-star recruits Jalen Reagor and Omar Manning could find themselves in the mix for playing time right away with the Horned Frogs have a bunch of inexperience at the wide receiver position.
Defensively, TCU allowed their opponents to average a generous 28.0 ppg but decided to get bigger players on the defensive line in the offseason. The Horned Frogs are solid at linebacker and in the secondary, starting with cornerbacks Ranthony Texada and Julius Lewis who have 36 combined starts between them.
Jackson State Vs TCU Expert Analysis and Prediction
The TCU Horned Frogs are going to roll to an emphatic win despite the fact that they’re just 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 home games. Jackson State simply doesn’t have the talent to compete with a program on TCU’s level and that will be the difference in this regular season mismatch of an opener. If there are odds released on this contest, be careful because the spread is going to be huge. TCU will get the win, but won’t cover the 51-point spread.
Pick: TCU 49 Jackson State 17