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Iowa State vs. TCU - 10/17/15 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
TCU Horned Frogs (6-0) vs. Iowa State Cyclones (2-3)
Date & Time Saturday October 17, 2015, 7:00 PM (EDT)
The Line
The Line: Iowa State +21 -- Over/Under:
TV Channel
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CFB | TCU Horned Frogs (6-0) vs. Iowa State Cyclones (2-3)
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The TCU Horned Frogs and Iowa State Cyclones square off Saturday night at Jack Trice Stadium.

The TCU Horned Frogs look to remain undefeated while picking up their fourth road win of the year. Trevone Boykin is completing 63.8 percent of his passes for 2,103 yards, 21 touchdowns and five interceptions. Boykin is currently second in the country in touchdown passes. Josh Doctson and KaVontae Turpin have combined for 1,179 receiving yards and 16 touchdowns while Desmon White has 15 receptions. The TCU Horned Frogs ground game is averaging 235 yards per contest, and Aaron Green leads the way with 625 yards and eight touchdowns. Defensively, TCU is allowing 27.5 points and 386.8 yards per game. Travin Howard leads the Horned Frogs with 42 tackles, Josh Carraway has 3.5 sacks and Nick Orr has six pass deflections. Pakamiaiaea Davis is questionable.

The Iowa State Cyclones could use a monster upset here after losing three of their last four games. Sam Richardson is completing 62.6 percent of his passes for 1,157 yards, eight touchdowns and six interceptions. Richardson has thrown five picks in his last two games. Allen Lazard and D'Vario Montgomery have combined for 484 receiving yards and four touchdowns while Jauan Wesley has 13 receptions. The Iowa State Cyclones ground game is averaging 181 yards per contest, and Mike Warren leads the way with 574 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, ISU is allowing 29.4 points and 430 yards per game. Brian Peavy leads the Cyclones with 32 tackles, Dale Pierson has six sacks and Darian Cotton has two forced fumbles.

The Horned Frogs are 11-1 ATS in their last 12 games on grass and 15-6 ATS in their last 21 games overall. The Cyclones are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 conference games and 2-7-1 ATS in their last 10 games overall. 

While TCU has played some close games lately, the Iowa State Cyclones simply don't have the horses offensively to be one of those teams. After all, we're talking about a ISU team that got beat up 55-3 last season against the Horned Frogs. While Iowa State will have its home crowd this time around, there's only so much that can be done. TCU wins in a blowout.

Pick:
TCU Horned Frogs -21

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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