TCU vs. Kansas fearless prediction and game preview.
Date: Saturday, October 27
Game Time: 3:00 ET
Venue: Memorial Stadium, Lawrence, KS
TCU (3-4) vs. Kansas (2-5) Game Preview
One Reason Why TCU Will Win
Welcome back, Kansas.
The Jayhawks looked like they’d become a fun part of the Big 12 puzzle earlier in the season, but as it turned out, the blowout wins over Central Michigan and Rutgers just weren’t that big a deal – both teams are totally miserable.
Big 12 play kicked in, and the Jayhawks went back to getting blown away by double-digit margins.
The offense just isn’t moving the ball.
The two wins came off of 12 turnovers. The D might still be taking the ball away, but when it’s not, the O just isn’t there.
The running game has failed to hit the 100-yard mark in either of the last two games, and has yet to hit 150 in any of the five losses. The passing attack hasn’t been awful – it’s able to get to 200 yards on a regular basis with seven touchdown passes over the last three games – but it’s not nearly enough to get by.
TCU’s defense is No. 1 in the Big 12 in third down stops, and Kansas is dead last in the league in third down conversions.
One Reason Why Kansas Will Win
TCU … is … a … mess.
QB Shawn Robinson is out for the year with a shoulder injury, and second-leading receiver KaVontae Turpin was charged with allegedly assaulting his girlfriend.
It’s not like the offense can be a whole lot worse, scoring 17 points or fewer in each of the last four games, and failing to hit the 150-yard rushing mark against a Big 12 team.
Worst of all, the team is getting destroyed in the turnover margin – it has yet to be on the plus side of the mark against an FBS team.
The Horned Frogshave turned the ball over 16 times in the last six games. Kansas has to come up with a whole lot of takeaways to make this interesting. It might just come up with a whole lot of takeaways.
What’s Going To Happen
Okay, Michael Collins. This is why you’re here.
The Penn transfer takes over the TCU starting quarterback job, and all he has to do is not royally screw up. He’s only hitting 42% of his passes so far, but he can run a little bit.
TCU’s defense will step up and pull this off, with the running game perking up for over 200 yards to help the cause.
It’s been a bad run for the Horned Frogs. It’s not going to turn into a disaster – at least not this week.
Fearless Prediction & Line
TCU 30, Kansas 14
Line: TCU -14, o/u: 49
ATS Confidence out of 5: 3
Must See Rating: 2
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