• When/where: 6 p.m. Saturday at Amon G. Carter Stadium in Fort Worth, Texas
• TV/radio: Fox (Ch. 4); WHB (810 AM)
• The series: TCU leads 3-2
• The line: K-State by 7
What’s at stake
K-State is trying to maintain its No. 2 spot in the BCS standings over Oregon. TCU can improve its bowl destination with a victory over a highly ranked opponent.
Cheers if …
Collin Klein is his usual self. As long as K-State’s quarterback is healthy, the Wildcats will be near the top of their game.
Jeers if …
TCU ends K-State’s multi-game streak of turnover-free play. If the Horned Frogs benefit from good field position or cheap scores, it will be a more competitive game.
Three things about TCU
1 Gary Patterson is from the Sunflower State and played at K-State for two seasons in the 1980s. He has since led the Horned Frogs to a Rose Bowl victory and into the Big 12. But he still feels a deep connection with his alma mater. He admits it will be weird to try and derail K-State’s undefeated season. “It is a dilemma,” he said.
2 Trevone Boykin is starting to settle into the starting quarterback role after starting the season as the backup. He threw for 254 yards last week against West Virginia, and threw a game-winning two-point conversion in double overtime.
3 TCU is preparing for a difficult closing schedule. Its final three games come against K-State, Texas and Oklahoma. With combined records of 22-4, the Horned Frogs face the hardest remaining schedule in the country.
TCU’s secondary vs. Tyler Lockett and Chris Harper: K-State’s top two receivers have had three straight big games, and the Wildcats won all three easily. The Horned Frogs’ defense won’t have a chance against the Wildcats’ running game unless it can first stop the pass.
Kellis Robinett’s pick: K-State 33-24
This game might resemble K-State’s victory at Iowa State. TCU has a good defense, a limited offense and is well-coached, much like the Cyclones. The Wildcats won that defensive battle 27-21 and had to make important plays late.
| Kellis Robinett, firstname.lastname@example.org