TCU is considered one of the top teams in the country but they could get a test in this game from an Oregon State team which features Jacquizz Rodgers. TCU is laying almost two touchdowns in college football betting.
NCAA online betting lines lists TCU as a 13.5 point favorite with the total at 50.5. TCU is ranked sixth in the country and loaded with talent on both sides of the ball while Oregon State is ranked 24th.
Heisman Trophy Candidate – Jacquizz Rodgers is a Heisman Trophy candidate and he gets a chance to make a big splash on national TV on ESPN in this game at Cowboys Stadium. If the Beavers could upset the Horned Frogs and Rodgers has a big game he could get his name into the Heisman Trophy discussion.
TCU lost to Boise State last year in the Fiesta Bowl. That was the only loss for the season for the Horned Frogs. They start the 2010 season wanting to make amends for that loss. Senior quarterback Andy Dalton leads a very talented offense. Dalton did not play well in the loss and he really wants to make up for it. Nine starters return for TCU on offense so they are going to score a lot of points this season.
TCU is Scary Good – The Horned Frogs have so much talent on both sides of the ball that they could blow out Oregon State. Yes, the Beavers have the Rodgers’ brothers but what else do they have? Their defense is not going to stop TCU and their offense is one-dimensional. TCU may not lose a game this season and it is not an accident that they are almost two-touchdown favorites.
Trap Line – This is one of those lines that will attract bettors to the underdog. People will wonder how in the world Oregon State can be getting almost two touchdowns in this game. What they don’t realize is that TCU has the talent to win a national title and is motivated to blow out the Beavers.