Unfortunately for bettors everywhere, the college football season will come to a close after tonight’s College Football National Championship game. The TCU Horned Frogs will take on the Georgia Bulldogs to determine the FBS’ top program. With No House Advantage offering college football player props for Georgia-TCU, here are two plays on Max Duggan and Brock Bowers that bettors should target in tonight’s College Football National Championship.
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Georgia-TCU National Championship Player Props
Max Duggan Over 237.5 Passing Yards
The Horned Frogs may not have their lead running back, Kendre Miller, tonight. And even if Miller does play, the Bulldogs have the nation’s fifth-best defensive front in terms of line yards. Georgia also allows the fourth-fewest yards per rush attempt (3.1). Quarterback Max Duggan will have to carry this Horned Frogs tonight, and he’ll likely do it through the air.
The Bulldogs may stuff opposing rushers, but they have let up plenty of passing yards, especially in garbage time. LSU’s quarterbacks combined for north of 500 yards in a game that was never close. Georgia ranks only 72nd in passing yards allowed per game (233.5), which is largely a function of how good their team has been — opposing squads have needed to air the ball out just to keep up.
Duggan averaged 270.7 passing yards per game once he took over the starting job. He went over this number in all but four of his starts — but he had Miller doing serious damage alongside him in each of those contests. With Miller possibly sidelined tonight, No House Advantage players should take advantage of a $100 deposit match and back Duggan to carry the torch.
Brock Bowers Over 62.5 Receiving Yards
Georgia’s quarterback, Stetson Bennett, has had the luxury of working with the nation’s top tight end over the last two years. Bowers leads the Bulldogs in receiving yards per game (56.4) and has beaten this number in his last two appearances. With Georgia’s slot receiver, Ladd McConkey, nursing an injury through those games, it makes sense that Bowers picked up a few extra targets.
McConkey should play in tonight’s College Football National Championship game, but if the Peach Bowl is any indication, he won’t see a ton of action. McConkey had several weeks to get healthy before the Peach Bowl and could only play limited snaps, so an extra eight days of rest may not make a huge difference.
The Horned Frogs have some excellent cornerbacks, but they’ll need their safeties and linebackers to step up in coverage to stop the 6-foot-4, 230-pound Brock Bowers. Stokastic’s projections have Bowers going slightly over this number, and that’s assuming McConkey plays the full game. Look for Bowers to easily beat his college football play prop for receiving yards on Monday night.