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TCU vs. Kansas - 11/14/15 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Kansas Jayhawks (0-9) at TCU Horned Frogs (8-1)
Date & Time Saturday November 14, 2015, 12:00 PM (EST)
Location Unknown Location Unknown Address
The Line
The Line: TCU Horned Frogs -44 -- Over/Under:
TV Channel
FOX Sports 1
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The Kansas Jayhawks and TCU Horned Frogs square off Saturday at Amon G. Carter Stadium.

The Kansas Jayhawks need a win in hopes of snapping a 12-game losing streak. Ryan Willis is completing 55.2 percent of his passes for 1,174 yards, six touchdowns and six interceptions. Willis has four interceptions in his last three games. Tre' Parmalee and Darious Crawley have combined for 708 receiving yards and four touchdowns while Steven Sims, Jr. has 21 receptions. The Kansas Jayhawks ground game is averaging 116.8 yards per contest, and Ke'aun Kinner leads the way with 457 yards and five touchdowns. Defensively, Kansas is allowing 48.4 points and 583.3 yards per game. Fish Smithson leads the Jayhawks with 88 tackles, Greg Allen has two interceptions and Ben Goodman, Jr. has 4.5 sacks. Bobby Hartzog, Joshua Stanford and Damani Mosby are questionable.

The TCU Horned Frogs have not lost back-to-back games since the 2013 season. Trevone Boykin is completing 65.9 percent of his passes for 3,373 yards, 29 touchdowns and nine interceptions. Boykin has eight touchdown passes in his last three games. Josh Doctson and KaVontae Turpin have combined for 1,777 receiving yards and 20 touchdowns while Kolby Listenbee has 22 receptions. The TCU Horned Frogs ground game is averaging 225.7 yards per contest, and Aaron Green leads the way with 796 yards and nine touchdowns. Defensively, TCU is allowing 27.2 points and 396.1 yards per game. Travin Howard leads the Horned Frogs with 59 tackles, Josh Carraway has 4.5 sacks and Corry O'Meally has eight pass deflections. Josh Doctson is questionable with a wrist injury.

The Jayhawks are 6-20-1 ATS in their last 27 road games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Horned Frogs are 12-1 ATS in their last 13 home games and 17-7 ATS in their last 24 games overall. The Jayhawks are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings.

Kansas has lost to TCU by 10 or less points in te last two meetings. The Jayhawks also lost to the Horned Frogs by just four points last season. Sure, TCU is a different team at home and will be eager to take its anger out on somebody. But I'm not laying this much chalk given the way the last two meetings have gone. 

Pick:
Kansas Jayhawks +44

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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