TCU Horned Frogs at Kansas Jayhawks - 10/8/16 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
TCU Horned Frogs (3-2) at Kansas Jayhawks (1-3)
College Football: Saturday, October 8, 2016 at 12:00 pm (Memorial Stadium)
The Line: Kansas Jayhawks +28.5 -- Over/Under: 66.5 See the Latest Odds
The TCU Horned Frogs will travel to play the Kansas Jayhawks in a Big 12 game this Saturday.
The Kansas Jayhawks are 1-3 (0-1) this season after losing to Texas Tech by a score of 55-19 in their last game. Kansas has lost three straight games after winning their season opener against Rhode Island. The Kansas offense is averaging 25.5 points per game with 91 rushing yards and 262 passing yards per game. Montell Cozart is completing 62.6% of his passes for 581 yards, 6 touchdowns, and 4 interceptions, while Ryan Willis is completing 58.5% of his passes for 374 yards, 3 touchdowns, and 1 interception for Kansas. Ke’aun Kinner has rushed for 179 yards and 1 touchdown, while Khalil Herbert has rushed for 113 yards and 1 score for the Jayhawks. LaQuvionte Gonzalez has caught 23 passes for 218 yards and 1 touchdown, while Steven Sims has caught 17 passes for 312 yards and 5 touchdowns for Kansas. The Kansas defense is giving up 35.2 points per game with 194.2 rushing yards and 238.2 passing yards per game. Marcquiz Roberts has led the Kansas defense with 20 tackles, 5.5 tackles for loss, and 1 sack, while Fish Smithson has added 18 tackles and 2 interceptions. Matthew Wyman has gone 1-2 on field goals this season, with a long of 35 yards.
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The TCU Horned Frogs are 3-2 (1-1) this season after losing to Oklahoma by a score of 52-46 in their last game. TCU trailed by 25 points in the fourth quarter, but was able to fight back into the game, before just falling short. The TCU offense is averaging 43.4 points per game with 169.8 rushing yards and 393.8 passing yards per game. Kenny Hill is completing 64.7% of his passes for 1936 yards, 11 touchdowns, and 5 interceptions for TCU. Kyle Hicks has rushed for 375 yards and 6 touchdowns, while Kenny Hill has added 170 rushing yards and 6 touchdowns for the Horned Frogs. Kyle Hicks has caught 26 passes for 302 yards and 2 touchdowns, while Taj Williams has caught 24 passes for 488 yards and 4 scores for TCU. The TCU defense is giving up 31.4 points per game with 156.4 rushing yards and 258.2 passing yards per game. Ty Summers has led the TCU defense with 52 tackles, 3 tackles for loss, and .5 sacks, while Nick Orr has added 31 tackles and 1 interception. Ryan Graf has gone 5-6 on field goals, with a long of 46 yards, while Brandon Hatfield has gone 4-4 on field goals, with a long of 37 yards for TCU.
TCU is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games and 7-2 ATS in their last 9 October games. The over is 5-1 in TCU’s last 6 games. Kansas is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games. The under is 6-2 in the last 8 October games for Kansas. The underdog is 5-0 ATS in these two teams last 5 matchups.
TCU comes into this game as a big favorite against a Kansas team that has been bad for a long time. Kansas struggles on both sides of the ball and I do not expect them to even have a chance in this game. TCU has a much better offense than Kansas, but also struggles on defense. I like TCU to put up a lot of points in this game and win in a landslide.