TCU Horned Frogs (3-2) at Kansas Jayhawks (1-3)
|Date & Time||Saturday October 8, 2016, 12:00 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Kansas Jayhawks +28 -- Over/Under:
The TCU Horned Frogs and Kansas Jayhawks clash in a Big 12 matchup Saturday afternoon at Memorial Stadium on ESPNU.
The TCU Horned Frogs hope to avoid back-to-back losses for the first time since November of 2013. Kenny Hill is completing 64.7 percent of his passes for 1,936 yards, 11 touchdowns and five interceptions. Hill has two or more touchdown passes in 10 of his last 13 games. Taj Williams and Kyle Hicks have combined for 790 receiving yards and six touchdowns while John Diarse has 17 receptions. The TCU Horned Frogs ground game is averaging 169.8 yards per contest, and Hicks leads the way with 375 yards and six touchdowns. Defensively, TCU is allowing 31.4 points and 414.6 yards per game. Ty Summers leads the Horned Frogs with 52 tackles, Aaron Curry has 2.5 sacks and Nick Orr has one interception.
The Kansas Jayhawks have not won a Big 12 game since beating Iowa State in November of 2014. Montell Cozart is completing 62.6 percent of his passes for 581 yards, six touchdowns and four interceptions. Cozart has eight touchdown passes on his last 196 pass attempts. Steven Sims Jr. and LaQuvionte Gonzalez have combined for 530 receiving yards and six touchdowns while Ben Johnson has eight receptions. The Kansas Jayhawks ground game is averaging 91 yards per contest, and Ke'aun Kinner leads the way with 179 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Kansas is allowing 35.3 points and 432.5 yards per game. Marcquis Roberts leads the Jayhawks with 20 tackles, Dorance Armstrong Jr. has four sacks and Fish Smithson has two interceptions.
The Horned Frogs are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games after allowing more than 40 points in their previous game. The Jayhawks are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games following a straight up loss. The Horned Frogs are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 meetings and the underdog is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 meetings.
It's going to be hard for TCU to wake up for this game after a rough loss last week to Oklahoma and with West Virginia on deck in a couple of weeks. Kansas has also been pretty decent at home this season and has been able to put points on the board despite the losses piling up. Also, last years meeting was decided by six points, so the Jayhawks will be a confident bunch. The meeting in 2014 was decided by just four points.
Based on the recent history between these two clubs, I'll take my four free touchdowns with the home team.