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Alamo Bowl 2017: Stanford Cardinal vs. TCU Horned Frogs: how to watch, stats, preview, & more

The Cardinal have a shot at another 10-win season

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#15 TCU Horned Frogs (10-3) vs #13 Stanford Cardinal (9-4)

Stanford football to face TCU in 2017 Alamo Bowl

How to Watch:

Start Time: Thursday, December 28, 6:00p.m. PST

Location: Alamodome — San Antonio, Texas

Television: ESPN

Radio: Tune In

Live Streaming: Watch ESPN

2017 Alamo Bowl preview: TCU vs Stanford

2017 Alamo Bowl Numbers:

Vegas Odds: Stanford +3, 49 O/U

FPI Matchup Predictor: Stanford 45.5% win probability

S&P+ Ratings: 29-25 Stanford defeat

Massey Rankings: Stanford win probability of 33% with a projected final score of 21-15

CFB Predictions Composite: TCU by 2.19, 70.5% Pick TCU by an average of 3.1 points (31 models); 29.5% Pick Stanford by an average of 2.4 points (13 models). 39 of 44 Models predict a one possession game.

Stanford Football: Alamo Bowl: Riverwalk and Talk

From Frogs O’ War: “Advanced Stats Preview: Alamo Bowl

“Stanford is battle-tested: the Cardinal 8 top 40 teams on their schedule, in terms of S&P+ rating, whereas TCU has faced only two such teams. TCU has faced teams similar in profile to Stanford, in terms of rushing efficiency - Oklahoma, Texas Tech, West Virginia, and Arkansas all have similar levels of rushing offense, but none of them have a Bryce Love or a Stanford front seven package. TCU has been a hyper-efficient run defense - third in the country. All season, the Frogs have made their money stopping rushing attacks, and Stanford has made theirs in securing big running plays. The TCU defense has been a little bit big-play happy (126th in Defensive IsoPPP, 59th in Rushing, 119th in Passing).

This game hinges on the Frogs ability to string together consistent, touchdown drives while forcing Stanford to earn their points in short yardage. Should the Frogs be able to force Stanford to play white-bread, football-flavored football, perhaps they can restrain Bryce Love to mere goodness-not-greatness, and then they can notch another hallmark win over a major program.”

2017 Alamo Bowl TCU statistics:

Stanford Cardinal Offense vs TCU Horned Frogs Defense / Alamo Bowl Preview

TCU Comparative Stats:

Stanford Cardinal Defense vs TCU Horned Frogs Offense / Alamo Bowl Preview

TCU against the spread:

TCU vs Stanford (Alamo Bowl) Preview - Predictions, Stats, Odds

2017 Alamo Bowl Stanford statistics:

Alamo Bowl: Stanford vs. TCU | Sports BIT | NCAAF Picks

Stanford Comparative Stats:

Valero Alamo Bowl Betting Breakdown: TCU Hornded Frogs vs. Stanford Cardinal

Stanford against the spread:

Stanford vs TCU Free Pick 12-28-17

Further Reading:

  1. An Incredible 2017 season for Stanford RB Bryce Love even without Heisman Trophy
  2. Stanford and TCU football programs have traveled similar paths since last meeting
  3. The PAC Twelver - ‘Bowling’ Edition
  4. TCU, Stanford bring frustrations to Alamo Bowl
  5. Alamo Bowl 2017: Stanford vs. TCU location, date, and more
  6. “As a pure runner, no one has been better than Love”: A Q&A with Go Mighty Card
  7. TCU vs. Stanford: Picks to Click
  8. What TCU Can Expect From Stanford’s Bryce Love
  9. Quick Look: No. 13 Stanford Cardinal

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