| SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2021 | CALIFORNIA GOLDEN BEARS VS. TCU HORNED FROGS
The fans at Amon G. Carter Stadium will be treated to a game between the California Golden Bears and the TCU Horned Frogs when they take their seats on Saturday.
Oddsmakers opened the Horned Frogs as -9.5-point favorites versus the Golden Bears, while the game's total opened at 48.5.
In their last action, California was a 22-17 loser at home against Wolf Pack. They failed to cover the -2.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (39) was profitable news for UNDER bettors.
Team record: 0-1 SU,0-1 ATS
California is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of California's last 5 games
California is 9-3 ATS in its last 12 games on the road
Team record: 1-0 SU,0-0-1 ATS
Texas Christian is 5-1-1 ATS in its last 7 games
Texas Christian is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Texas Christian's last 6 games
California home to Sacramento State Saturday, September 18
TCU home to SMU Saturday, September 25
The California Golden Bears take on the TCU Horned Frogs at 3:30 p.m. ET on Saturday at Amon G. Carter Stadium. TCU won the last meeting between the two sides in 2018, in Justin Wilcox's second season in Berkeley. That was a sloppy 10-7 Cheez-It Bowl that had nine total turnovers between the two sides. Flash forward to this season, where TCU is off to a 1-0 start and Cal is looking to rebound after dropping its season-opener to Nevada.
The Cal program has spiraled since it fielded a pair of elite defenses in 2018 and 2019. The Golden Bears are just 1-4 dating back to last season after they lost to Nevada 22-17 last week as a 3-point favorite. California ranked 125th on offense with 4.5 yards per play last year, and it didn’t fare much better in its opener with 330 total yards on 65 plays.
TCU and Cal come into a Week 2 matchup of Power 5 programs on significantly different wavelengths.
The host Horned Frogs rolled past Duquesne out of the FCS Northeast Conference so handily that the coaches from both sides agreed to shorten the fourth quarter.
Brett Johnson DL 8/17 Hip OUT Johnson is out of commission due to a hip injury, and there is no timetable for return.
TX Christian Injuries
Mikel Barkley WR 8/20 Foot OUT Barkley is idle with a foot injury, and team officials have yet to provide an exact return date.