The momentum the Cyclones are riding may create an issue for this game on October 14. Oddsmakers have set this contest's total at 53.5 and the Horned Frogs as -6 point favorites. Although they did not cover the 12.5 point spread, they did find enough offense to hold off a feisty West Virginia club.
Patterson's defenses are consistently good, so the difference between a good TCU team and an average TCU team is the offense.
Hill became the second player in Big 12 history to run, throw and pass for a touchdown in a conference game. They started the season 0-5, including losses to UTSA and Liberty in the first two weeks. He passed for 511 yards and 3 touchdowns to spark Texas A&M's 52-28 upset victory over the Gamecocks.
In the 31-24 loss, Mountaineers quarterback Will Grier threw for 366 yards on 25-of-45 passing along with three touchdowns. That's obviously an issue, as the offense hasn't played great, but put up a respectable amount of points in most matchups. Running back Justin Crawford has continued his strong campaign with another 100+ yard rushing game as he ran for 111 yards on 19 carries. Teammates Kyle Hicks and Sewo Olonilua have pitched in with nearly 350 more yards and five scores.
It has a daunting remaining regular season schedule, which includes road games at Kansas State, suddenly formidable Iowa State, Oklahoma and Texas Tech.
Kenny Hill uses five different wideouts to do his dirty work on Saturdays.
The two Jalens - receivers Jalen Reagor and Jaelan Austin have captivated TCU fans with incredible catches. He's passing for 230 yards per game passing on 69 percent completion percentage. It was the Sooners' defense that let them down as Iowa State racked up a whopping 449 yards on offense. He also has two forced fumbles, which pace the Frogs.
Last week, Iowa State went into Oklahoma and looked fearlessly efficient rallying for its first win in Norman since 1990.
An eight-game playoff would allow the points made by Gundy and Bowlsby a chance for traction.
Delton performed admirably for KSU in last week's double-overtime loss to Texas, but the competition is only getting taken up a notch this weekend against the sixth-ranked Horned Frogs. Bill Snyder, the coach for Kansas State, has even noticed his success so far.
Brady tells Patriots fans not to worry about his shoulder
One thing the Patriots can not do is allow the AC joint sprain to get worse due to another on-field beating. He said he has learned to deal with the wear-and-tear over time. "He's had such a great year", Brady said.
On the other hand, while the Kansas State is among the promising teams at the start of the year, they are not slowly going down the hype.
Kansas State hopes Jesse Ertz can lead the Wildcats to victory over TCU. He ran the ball 12 times for 79 yards and two touchdowns. He will also likely be a target for many screen passes.
None of that clamor, however, is what the Big 12 needs while attempting to crack the playoff. On the other side, wideout Isiah Zuber leads the Wildcats with 20 receptions.
"It's not something I try to do each week, but it was certainly cool", Hill said. "We gave them a fight, and they have some good players". They have an average of 259 yards per game through the air and 220 yards on the ground. Still, Kansas State's numbers on the season are pretty good. Traditionally, the Wildcats are a hard out at home and I think that is why oddsmakers gave the 4.5 spread for this match-up.
West Virginia will face No. 24 Texas Tech at home next week.
This will be a tough one for the Wildcats. Things have gone much differently for Kansas State. "It didn't really click to me until I scored and looked up at the scoreboard and was like, 'Dang that might have been for the game right there'".
The TCU Horned Frogs have proven many people wrong with their stellar play this year - climbing up to No. 6 in the AP poll. Nevertheless, I'm suggesting to stay away from this total as it could go either way in this conference showdown.
TCU is 3-8 ATS in its last 11 games against its conference.
The TCU Horned Frogs are led by former K-State linebacker and burgeoning country music star Gary Patterson. So the Wildcats have outrushed three of their last four foes.
The Over is 5-1 in the Wildcats last 6 home games. "We've played five games".