TCU vs. Kansas Fearless Prediction & Game Preview

TCU vs. Kansas Fearless Prediction & Game Preview

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TCU vs. Kansas Fearless Prediction & Game Preview

TCU vs. Kansas Fearless Prediction & Game Preview



Check out the TCU vs. Kansas fearless prediction and game preview.


TCU (6-0) vs. Kansas (1-5) Game Preview

Broadcast, TV, Game Time

Date: Saturday, October 21st
Game Time: 8:00 pm ET
Venue: Amon G. Carter Stadium, Fort Worth, TX
Network: FOX

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Before just assuming this will be a TCU destruction with a fire and fury the likes of which the world has never seem, Kansas has been a tough out over the last few years.

Even though the Horned Frogs are 5-0 against the Jayhawks since moving into the Big 12, none of the games have been easy.

It was just a 14-point win in 2012, and the mediocre 2013 team struggled in a 27-17 victory.

The 2014 Horned Frog juggernaut had a nightmare of a time in a 34-30 win. In fact, the last three TCU wins over Kansas – including last year’s 24-23 win that came really, really close to going the other way – are by a combined 11 points.

Kansas might be the worst team in the Big 12 by a mile, and TCU is playing like the best team – it’s the only unbeaten one – but again, these two kids have been way too close over the years.

One Reason Why TCU Will Win

Complete and utter dogmeat. That’s what Kansas played like at Iowa State last week.

It’s the middle of the season – the Jayhawks should’ve figured out something it can rely on offensively. Instead, QBs Carter Stanley and Peyton Bender combined to connect on just 11-of-26 passes for 44 yards with an interception.

The Jayhawks came up with just five first downs, and while Iowa State’s offense wasn’t particularly great, it didn’t need to be in the 45-0 win.

Meanwhile, TCU QB Kenny Hill carved up Kansas State last week, hitting 73% of his throws in lousy conditions on the way to the easy 26-6 win.

At the moment, the TCU offense is a very calm, very cool machine that answers every challenge without a problem. Kansas can barely get a first down.

One Reason Why Kansas Will Win

Absolutely nothing else is working for the Jayhawks, but the defensive front is getting into the backfield. The D wasn’t all that miserable against Iowa State last week, and that’s partly because of the big plays behind the line.

The pass rush is just okay, and it’s not translating into enough takeaways or stops, but the line was able to come up with nine tackles for loss against the Cyclones and held them to just 62 rushing yards.

The only hope is to get to Hill before he can get the offense moving. Last year he threw three picks against the Jayhawks and was held to 36 rushing yards.

What’s Going To Happen

Really? Does this fall into a Never Screw With A Streak category?

Can this actually be yet another time with the overmatched Kansas team hangs with a dominant TCU squad?

Nah.

On national TV, this will be a showcase for Hill and the Horned Frogs as they unleash the fury after having to fight the last few weeks. The Kansas offense just isn’t working well enough to make this interesting.

TCU vs. Kansas Prediction

Final Score

TCU 48, Kansas 16

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Line

TCU -39, o/u: 59.5

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