Texas Christian has been one of the more successful football program’s in the country under the watch of Head Coach Gary Patterson, posting a 109-23 record in his 11 seasons on the job. The Horned Frogs have suffered through just one losing season since Patterson took over in 2001 and, despite the step up in competition this year, they should avoid falling below the break even point. TCU 2012 College Football Predictions at offshore book maker 5Dimes.eu have the school favored to register Over 8 wins (-125 odds or $125 to win $100) and it is a fifth pick, at +950 odds, to win its new conference, the Big 12. 2013 BCS Odds have the Horned Frogs listed as a 100-1 play to win the national championship.
It would be unfair and inaccurate to call TCU’s recent success a product of a soft schedule. The Horned Frogs have faced a number of tough opponents over the last several seasons, and they acquitted themselves well on most occasions, beating the likes of Boise State, Wisconsin, and Utah within the last three years. However, it would also be a misnomer to call the school’s move to the Big 12 anything less than a major upgrade in competition.
TCU will be tested on a weekly basis playing in a conference most consider the second best in the country behind the SEC. Eight wins is certainly no guarantee as the Horned Frogs, who return just 11 starters from last season’s 11-2 team, face difficult road games at Baylor, Oklahoma State (+7.5), West Virginia (+6), and Texas (+8.5). TCU, which debuted at No. 20 in the AP Poll, will also host top 25 teams in Kansas State (-5) and Oklahoma (+8).
TCU 2012 College Football Predictions and 2013 BCS Odds
Odds to win the BCS National Championship +10000 ($100 to win $10000)
Odds to win 2012 Big 12 +950 ($100 to win $950)
Regular Season Wins – Over 8 wins (-125), Under 8 wins (-115)
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