Saturdays are not fun when you’re up against the No. 2 TCU Horned Frogs. In the team’s latest display of power, the Horned Frogs tore apart the Texas Longhorns by a score of 50-7 on October 3 to improve their record to 5-0 overall and 2-0 in the Big 12. Will the Horned Frogs eviscerate another Big 12 team in the form of the Kansas State Wildcats? The Wildcats took a spotless 3-0 record to Stillwater last Saturday, but left with the team’s first loss of the season care of No. 20 Oklahoma State.
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TCU Horned Frogs vs. Kansas State Wildcats Preview
Where: Bill Snyder Family Stadium, Manhattan
When: Saturday, October 10, 7:30 PM ET
Line: Kansas State Wildcats vs. TCU Horned Frogs – view all NCAA Football lines
Betting on the TCU Horned Frogs
[sc:NCAA240banner ]Fresh off beating the Texas Longhorns as if Charlie Strong and his boys owe TCU money, the Horned Frogs now look to extend their unbeaten streak when they pay Kansas State a visit this coming Saturday.
Against Texas, the Horned Frogs brought hell to a helpless Longhorns side that let Trevone Boykin and company unload 604 total yards. As usual, Boykin was at the heart of TCU’s attack, as the quarterback passed for 332 yards and five touchdowns with no interceptions thrown. Aaron Green and Trevorris Johnson, meanwhile, took care of things on the ground as the backfield tandem combined for 165 of the team’s 228 rushing yards.
Kansas State does possess a much more decent defense than Texas, but few teams in the nation could stop TCU on the attack once everything begins to click for the Horned Frogs.
TCU is fourth in the FBS in passing yards (396.4 per game), 17th in rushing yards (233.6), and third in scoring (50.0).
Aside from having an effective dual-threat quarterback in Boykin, TCU also has electrifying wideouts in Josh Doctson (722 yards, eight touchdowns) and a fast-rising KaVontae Turpin (245 receiving yards, six touchdowns).
Defensively, TCU appears to have the pieces to keep Kansas State’s offense in check. After all, the Horned Frogs showed they can do more than just score when they held Texas scoreless for three quarters, only allowing the Longhorns to breathe once everything was said and done.
The over is 3-1 in TCU’s last four road games.
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Betting on the Kansas State Wildcats
The Wildcats had a rough start to their conference play schedule, as Kansas State suffered a close 36-34 loss against No. 20 Oklahoma State on October 2. The good news for the Wildcats, however, is that it’s just their first loss of the season. Furthermore, an opportunity to take down a legit CFP contender in TCU is in the offing for K-State.
That’s going to be easier said than done, of course. As mentioned, TCU have so easily imposed its will on opposing defenses. First on the Wildcats’ checklist is to find a way to bottle up Boykin. In last season’s meeting with the Horned Frogs, Boykins threw for 219 yards and a touchdown. Boykin did most of the damage on the ground as he rushed for 123 yards and three scores in a 41-20 TCU win.
Kansas State’s defense, however, has shown real improvement since then—particularly against the run. So far this season, the Wildcats are first in the Big 12 in rushing defense with only 71.0 yards allowed per game. They’re also second in the conference in scoring defense (18.0 points per game) and eighth in passing defense (288.0 passing yards per game).
As for the offense, the Wildcats will look to pick their spots against a TCU defense that allows 174.0 rushing yards per game. Frosh running back Justin Silmon tops the team with 260 rushing yards thus far this season. Quarterback Hubener can also move the chains using his legs, as he’s already racked up 113 rushing yards and two touchdowns.
Kansas State is 8-2 SU and 6-4 ATS in its last 10 games as the home team.
TCU wins, 45-26.
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