DFW teams went 2-1 again last week, with the Frogs and Mustangs both winning, while North Texas lost. This week, expect more of the same.
#20 TCU vs. Portland State (1pm CST Saturday 9/24, not televised)
Gary Patterson’s typically vaunted defense has yet to show up for a game. TCU allowed 17 points in the first quarter last week against Louisiana Monroe before bearing down.
Portland State won’t win this game, but it will be interested to see if TCU’s defense comes ready to play. The Vikings bring the best running game in the country with them to Fort Worth, averaging over 320 yards per game on the ground.
Prediction: TCU-42, Portland State-10
SMU @ Memphis (11am CST Saturday 9/24, Televised on FSN)
SMU got off to a good start in conference with a win over UTEP. They’ll win again this week. Memphis has yet to beat an FBS team this season, and those woes will continue.
Prediction: SMU-35, Memphis-17
North Texas vs. Indiana (6pm CST Saturday 9/24, Streaming on ESPN 3)
North Texas is 0-3, and the chances of winning their first game this week are better, but still unlikely.
Prediction: Indiana-31, North Texas-24
Other games to watch:
#3 Alabama vs. #14 Arkansas (2:30pm CST Saturday 9/24, Televised on CBS) Prediction: Alabama-27, Arkansas-21
#8 Texas A&M vs. #7 Oklahoma State (2:30 CST Saturday 9/24, Televised on ABC/ESPN 2) Prediction: Texas A&M-45, Oklahoma State-38
#21 Clemson vs. #11 Florida State (2:30 CST Saturday 9/24, Televised on ESPN) Prediction: Clemson-24, Florida State-13
#1 Oklahoma vs. Missouri (7pm CST Saturday 9/24, Televised on FX) Prediction: Oklahoma-41, Missouri-27
#16 West Virginia vs. #2 LSU (7pm CST Saturday 9/24, Televised on ABC) Prediction: LSU-30, West Virginia-20
Arizona State vs. #23 USC (9:15pm CST Saturday 9/24, Televised on ESPN) Prediction: Arizona State-27, USC-24