Sonny Dykes and the No. 8 TCU Horned Frogs defend their home turf in a Big 12 battle against the No. 17 Kansas State Wildcats on Saturday. His 6-0 squad narrowly escaped the Oklahoma State Cowboys last weekend with a 43-40 double overtime win to remain undefeated. The 5-1 Wildcats are also unbeaten in the conference. They have a three-game winning streak and survived an upset threat in their last outing to win 10-9 against the Iowa State Cyclones and are coming off a bye week.
Junior defensive end Felix Anudike-Uzomah had a field day last year against the Horned Frogs in the Wildcats’ 31-12 victory in Manhattan, Kansas. He tied the team record with four sacks — he almost had six, but two were later called back and declared quarterback rushes. This season, he has 21 tackles and 6.5 sacks, three of which came against Texas Tech. Kansas State’s defense has held opponents to an average of 16.7 points per game.
They are facing a high-powered Horned Frogs offense that averages 45.8 points per game. Senior quarterback Max Duggan has 1,591 yards and 16 touchdowns, is seventh in the country with an average quarterback rating of 87.1 and has only thrown one interception through six games. He’s also the team’s second leading rusher with 261 yards and four touchdowns on the ground. TCU’s top running back is junior Kendre Miller who’s had 91 touches for 578 yards and eight touchdowns. He had 102 yards on 14 carries in the last matchup.
Wildcats senior quarterback Adrian Martinez is a dual threat and has 546 yards and nine touchdowns on the ground on top of his 900 passing yards, four touchdowns and no interceptions. He transferred from Nebraska over the summer and took over for now-Miami Dolphins quarterback Skylar Thompson. The offensive line has struggled to protect him as he’s been sacked three times during three games, including their last two matchups. Junior running back Deuce Vaughn, who had two touchdowns in last year’s game, is averaging 110 yards per outing.
The Horned Frogs won’t be wearing their bloody uniforms this week, but after losing the last three games against the Wildcats, they’ll be as thirsty as ever for revenge.
Here’s everything you need to know for Saturday’s game:
What time does Kansas State at TCU start?
Kickoff is set for 8 p.m. ET Saturday at Amon G. Carter Stadium in Fort Worth, Texas.
What TV channel is Kansas State at TCU on?
The game will air on FS1 (Fox Sports 1).
How can I watch Kansas State at TCU online via live stream?
The game will be streamed on FuboTV.
What are the odds for Kansas State at TCU?
The Horned Frogs are favored by 3.5 points with the over/under at 54.5, according to Tipico Sportsbook.
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