TCU vs Kansas State: Prediction, Selection, Spread, Football Match Odds, Live Stream, TV Channel, Watch Online
No. 8 TCU hosts No. 17 Kansas State on Saturday in Fort Worth, Texas, as two of the Big 12’s top teams meet in a prime-time game. Both are 3-0 in the Big 12, one loss ahead of Texas and Oklahoma State in the standings. The Horned Frogs beat the Cowboys 43-40 last week in double overtime thanks to a masterful effort from wide receiver Quentin Johnston in the fourth quarter.
Kansas State opened Big 12 play with a dominating 41-34 victory over Oklahoma, but games against Texas Tech and Iowa State were much closer. The Wildcats needed a week to get healthy and should have star running back Deuce Vaughn to lead a group of impressive point guards. Perhaps the biggest compliment to Kansas State is that the Wildcats have won games with every offensive, defensive and special team.
The Wildcats have won three straight games against TCU. Last season, Kansas State crushed TCU 31-12 in what will be remembered as the final moment of the Gary Patterson era. Vaughn rushed for 109 yards and two touchdowns in the win, and a year later that matchup has crucial national implications.
TCU vs. Kansas State: Need to know
Super-Q: Johnston has quietly established himself as one of the best receivers in college football. After a quiet start, the predicted first-round pick in the NFL Draft has exploded for 386 receiving yards and two of 22 touchdowns caught over the past two weeks. Johnston averages a ridiculous 8.4 yards after catching with 14 broken tackles in six games. Kansas State defensive backs will have their hands full.
Under control: After seven weeks, there is only one team left in college football that hasn’t thrown an interception: Kansas State. Quarterback Adrian Martinez has had 30 interceptions during his Nebraska career, including 10 in 2021. However, offensive coordinator Collin Klein has done a tremendous job playing to Martinez’s strengths. The senior has 900 passing yards to go with 546 rushing yards and nine rushing scores. The combination of Martinez and Vaughn was deadly.
Force on force: TCU was the Big 12 scoring team through six games with over 45 points per game en route to a 6-0 record. However, Kansas State prides itself on slowing talented offenses, keeping opponents to just 16.7 points per game. Defensive end Felix Anudike-Uzomah leads the nation with 6.5 sacks in six games. TCU offensive coordinator Garrett Riley has his work cut out to create space against a future NFL defensive lineman.
How to Watch TCU vs. Kansas State Live
Date: Saturday October 22 | Time: 8 p.m. ET
Location: Amon G. Carter Stadium — Fort Worth, TX
TV: FS1 | Direct: fuboTV (Try for free)
TCU vs. Kansas State Prediction, Picks
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TCU had an impressive run, stringing together three AP Top 25 wins to go with a win in a rivalry game against SMU. Unfortunately, a fourth is too much to ask. Kansas State arrives bye bye and has the physicality and depth to rough TCU a week after an emotional double overtime victory. Prediction: Kansas State +3.5
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