TCU Horned Frogs (7-0) at Iowa State Cyclones (5-2)
College Football: Saturday, October 28, 2017 at 3:30 pm (Jack Trice Stadium)
The Line: Iowa State Cyclones +6.5 -- Over/Under: Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The TCU Horned Frogs and Iowa State Cyclones meet Saturday in college football action at Jack Trice Stadium.
The TCU Horned Frogs hope to improve to 8-0 on the season to remain in the thick of the CFB playoff race. The TCU Horned Frogs have won five straight road games. Kenny Hill is completing 70.2 percent of his passes for 1,728 yards, 15 touchdowns and three interceptions. Hill has four or more touchdown passes in three of the seven games this season. John Diars and Jalen Reagor have combined for 640 receiving yards and six touchdowns while KaVontae Turpin has 23 receptions. The TCU Horned Frogs ground game is averaging 198.2 yards per contest, and Darius Anderson leads the way with 532 yards and six touchdowns. Defensively, TCU is allowing 14.9 points and 291.3 yards per game. Travin Howard leads the TCU Horned Frogs with 51 tackles, Ben Banogu has 4.5 sacks and Nick Orr has two interceptions.
The Iowa State Cyclones hope to get their second win this season over a top-five team while becoming bowl eligible. The Iowa State Cyclones have split their last six home games. Kyle Kempt is completing 69.7 percent of his passes for 657 yards, seven touchdowns and one interception. Kempt has seven touchdown passes on 78 career pass attempts. Hakeem Butler and Allen Lazard have combined for 722 receiving yards and eight touchdowns while Trever Ryen has 26 receptions. The Iowa State Cyclones ground game is averaging 121.4 yards per contest, and David Montgomery leads the way with 642 yards and eight touchdowns. Defensively, Iowa State is allowing 20.4 points and 353.3 yards per game. Joel Lanning leads the Iowa State Cyclones with 78 tackles, JaQuan Bailey has three sacks and Kamari Cotton-Moya has three interceptions.
The Horned Frogs are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 road games, 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games in October and 2-10 ATS in their last 12 games on grass. The Cyclones are 9-4 ATS in their last 13 conference games, 8-2 ATS in their last 10 home games and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The under is 4-1 in Cyclones last 5 games overall and the under is 11-4 in Horned Frogs last 15 games overall.
TCU has done nothing but find ways to win games this season, which includes road wins over Arkansas, Kansas State and Oklahoma State. Iowa State is having one of its better seasons in recent memory, as the Cyclones are fresh off road wins over Oklahoma and Texas Tech, and they have a shot at four straight victories in one season for the first time since 2005. There's something special about these Cyclones, as they fight on both sides of the ball and seem to be gaining confidence each week. You can expect Jack Trice Stadium to be packed, and of course that's a place that has seen a lot of funky upsets over the years. This game could come down to the wire. I like Iowa State and the points.