Where: Bill Snyder Family Stadium, Manhattan, KS
When: Saturday, October 19, 2:30 PM. ET.
The Kansas State Wildcats will be trying to bounce back from their first home loss of the season when they take on the TCU Horned Frogs on Saturday afternoon.
TCU looks to reboundThe Horned Frogs were blown out on the road by Iowa State in their last game and will try to rebound from the loss with a win over the Wildcats on Saturday, which will give them their third consecutive win in the series and their second win in their last three games.
TCU has played well on the offensive end this season, averaging 37.2 points per game, which is 25th in the country. They are also one of the best run-oriented teams in the country, averaging 241.8 yards per game, which is 13th in the country. They have also done well throwing the ball when needed and are averaging 214.8 yards per game, which is 87th in the country.
In their last game, the Horned Frogs were held well below their rushing average because they fell behind the Cyclones early in the game and were down 21-3 at the half. The team finished with 108 rushing yards and one touchdown, led by Darius Anderson, who finished with 49 yards and one touchdown on 11 carries.
Max Duggan, who completed 17 of 25 passes for 219 yards and two touchdowns, tried to get his team back in the game in the second half, but the rally fell short. They will try to avoid falling behind early in this game so they don’t have to scrap their running game again and lose their second consecutive game.
Wildcats Trying To Snap Two-Game Losing StreakThe Wildcats are coming off two consecutive losses, which has dropped them to ninth place in the Big 12 standings and will try to bounce back from the loss with a win over the Horned Frogs, who have won the last two meetings between the two teams.
Kansas State has done well on offense, averaging 31.4 points per game, which is 54th in the country. They have done particularly well on the ground, averaging 217.8 yards per game. Despite their success, they will have a tough time running the ball against the Horned Frogs, who are holding opponents to 101.2 rushing yards per game.
On the defensive end, the Wildcats have played well and are giving up 19 points per game. They will have their hands full with the Horned Frogs, who are averaging 37.2 points per game and 241.8 rushing yards per game.
In their last game, Skylar Thompson completed 22 of 34 passes for 218 yards, one touchdown, and one interception. James Gilbert led the team on the ground with 94 yards on 18 carries. They will try to quickly establish the run and jump out to a big start when they play on Saturday.
- 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight-up loss of more than 20 points.
- 3-9 ATS vs. a team with a winning record.
- 3-10 ATS in their last 13 conference games.
Kansas State is:
- 8-2-1 ATS in their last 11 games following an ATS loss.
- 11-3 ATS in their last 14 games following a bye week.
- 6-2 ATS in their last 8 home games.