TCU week-by-week predictions
Game 1: vs. Arkansas-Pine Bluff
This should be a tune-up for the rest of the 2019 season. TCU should walk all over the Lions in an easy win to start the year
Game 2: at Purdue
If TCU can shut down Rondale Moore, they should win this game. Patterson is a gifted defensive mind, and has likely been scheming for this matchup all offseason. Though it’s a road game, the Horned Frogs will shut down Moore and get their first FBS victory of the season.
Game 3: vs. SMU
The Horned Frogs stomped SMU last year, and there’s no reason not to expect a repeat performance against the Mustangs in 2019.
Game 4: vs. Kansas
The Horned Frogs have surely had this matchup circled on their calendar as a revenge game. Les Miles might have enough tricks up his sleeve to make this one interesting, but TCU has too much talent to overcome. The Horned Frogs are going to thrash the Jayhawks at home.
Game 5: at Iowa State
Gary Patterson and Matt Campbell is the matchup to watch, as two of the best coaches in the Big 12 face-off. The Cyclones their two offensive stars, David Montgomery and Hakeem Butler, to the NFL draft last season. Look for TCU to walk away from Ames with a close win.
Game 6: at Kansas State
Kansas State has a new coach in Chris Klieman, who comes to the FBS after dominating with North Dakota State. Though TCU escaped this matchup with a one-point victory at home last year, look for Kansas State to defend their home turf.
Game 7: vs. Texas
Texas should be contending for a CFP spot this season. Though TCU should have a good defense, Sam Ehlinger and this Texas offense should be too much to overcome. Add in TCU’s questionable quarterback situation, and this all adds up to the Horned Frogs’ first home loss of the season.
Game 8: at Oklahoma State
This is a matchup between two teams that had a lot of question marks headed into this offseason. Both teams finished 7-6 last year, and both are looking to bounce back. This should be a close one, but Oklahoma State will have the advantage of playing at home.
Game 9: vs. Baylor
Baylor continues to improve under Matt Rhule, but look for Reagor to start peaking around this time. If the Horned Frogs should have their quarterback sorted out at this point in the season, Reagor should feast on Baylor’s secondary.
Game 10: at Texas Tech
Texas Tech won this game last year without quarterback Alan Bowman. With him back in the fold, the Red Raiders’ offense should be too much even for Patterson’s defense.
Game 11: at Oklahoma
The Sooners dismantled TCU in Fort Worth last season, and with former SEC Offensive Player of the Year, Jalen Hurts replacing Kyler Murray, there’s no reason to expect Oklahoma’s offense to slow down.
Game 12: vs. West Virginia
The Mountaineers lost most of their key offensive contributors last season. Look for the TCU defense to capitalize on this inexperienced offense and win their last game of the season at home.