The No. 8 TCU Horned Frogs (6-0) will play host to the No. 17 Kansas State Wildcats (5-1) on October 22nd, for a Big 12 matchup. Both TCU and Kansas State are undefeated (3-0) in conference play, and will look to keep it that way for another week. Last week, TCU grinded out a tough battle against #8 Oklahoma State and won in double overtime. The Wildcats won a tight battle against Iowa State by a score of 10-9. With both the top 2 and only undefeated teams left in the Big 12, this is a battle for first place in the conference this week.
TCU Horned Frogs vs. Kansas State Wildcats Betting Odds
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TCU Horned Frogs vs Kansas State Wildcats Match Details
Fixture: Kansas State @ TCU
Date and Time: Saturday, October 22, 8:00 PM EST
Venue: Amon G. Carter Stadium
TCU Horned Frogs vs. Kansas State Wildcats Key Stats
The focus point of this matchup is going to be the TCU offense against the Kansas State defense. The TCU offense has legitimate weapons in QB, RB, WR and is without a doubt the toughest lineup that the Wildcat defense has seen this season. QB Max Duggan has 1,600 yards and 16 TDs so far and leads them to 45.8 PPG. The Horned Frogs can put up numbers and average 530 yards per game in a quick-snap offense. The Kansas State defense only allows 16 PPG, but they’ve only seen one ranked offense (they let Oklahoma score 34). The Horned Frogs are 2 points shy of scoring 40 in all games this season.
On the other hand, Kansas State’s offense is extremely capable as well. QB Adrian Martinez has 900 yards and 4 touchdowns in the air. The Wildcats’ offense takes a slower approach; they tend to take their time and make each possession count (ultimately chewing up the clock). If they can find a way to keep within striking distance, and if the defense can hold the Horned Frogs to a season low in points, the Wildcats can make this a must-watch game in the 4th quarter.
TCU Horned Frogs vs Kansas State Wildcats Betting Prediction
Expect TCU to deliver on offense, scoring 35+ points. Kansas will make some crucial stops on defense. The Wildcats’ offense will be able to keep pace for the majority of the battle, but TCU will be able to strike one last time when it matters. The Horned Frogs will get the win and cover with a late 4th quarter touchdown, but Kansas State will keep it within a single score.
Prediction: TCU -3.5 (-104), TCU RB Kendre Miller to score a TD