TCU vs. Kansas State Fearless Prediction & Game Preview
Check out the TCU vs. Kansas State fearless prediction and game preview.
TCU (5-0) vs. Kansas State (3-2) Game Preview
Broadcast, TV, Game Time
Date: Saturday, October 14th
Game Time: 12:00 pm ET
Venue: Bill Snyder Family Stadium, Manhattan, KS
The Horned Frogs are rolling, and now, they’re alone.
With the Oklahoma loss to Iowa State, TCU is the Big 12’s last unbeaten team, and now the spotlight will be on as it tries to get through this before things lighten up a wee bit.
Kansas is no problem next week, and while going to Iowa State looks dangerous now, that shouldn’t be a problem if the Horned Frogs are fully focused. There are still road games at Oklahoma and Texas Tech to deal with, too, so there’s no time for a slip.
This isn’t a team that’s looking like it’ll be fazed by anything.
Kansas State can’t seem to come up with a big close win, losing at Vanderbilt and losing in double-overtime last week at Texas. With Oklahoma coming to Manhattan next week, beat TCU, and the Big 12 title hopes are back on.
One Reason Why TCU Will Win
How do you beat Kansas State? You own third downs, you control the tempo, and you own the game from the start – don’t let the Wildcats take control.
TCU is No. 1 in the nation in third down conversions, converting a whopping 58% of its chances with a balanced, creative attack that’s not just doing everything right; it’s answering scores and coming through whenever needed to take back momentum.
Baker Mayfield might be the Big 12’s best quarterback, but Kenny Hill is playing as well as anyone in the conference, with ten touchdown passes, three picks, and last week against West Virginia, running for a score and taking a pass for another touchdown.
He’s moving the chains for a Horned Frog team that’s keeping the ball for 32:38 a game. Meanwhile, Kansas State is being very un-Kansas State-like, struggling on third downs and not dominating the clock.
One Reason Why Kansas State Will Win
The Kansas State defensive front has to be fantastic.
QB Jesse Ertz is hurting, backup Alex Delton is purely a runner, and the team – no matter what – will have to grind things down to a dead stop.
The special teams, as always, are great, the offense showed a little pop last week against Texas, and now the pressure will be on to get to Hill before he can get anything going.
Texas only got the running game moving when QB Sam Ehlinger took off, and now, as long as the Wildcats can stop the running backs, they’ll have to take their chances with Hill taking off.
Slow down the ground games, keep Hill from coming up with big gashes, and rely on the strong secondary that’s leading the Big 12 in pass efficiency defense. However …
What’s Going To Happen
Hill should be too good.
TCU has several options to carry the ball – Hill doesn’t have to do it all by himself – for an offense that’s too efficient and too effective for the Wildcats to keep up the pace.
The Horned Frog defensive front will allow fewer than four yards per carry, the offense will overcome getting hit by a few big plays, and the undefeated season will roll on.
TCU vs. Kansas State Prediction
TCU 37, Kansas State 27
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