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College Football Handicapping: Week 8
(3-2) TCU Horned Frogs vs. Kansas State Wildcats (3-2)
Date: Saturday, October 19th 2019
Time: 2:30 pm EST
Venue: Bill Snyder Family Stadium, Manhattan, Kansas
NCAA Football Spread: Horned Frogs -3
NCAA Betting Total: 45
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TCU will be looking to forget about last weekend as they look to return to winning ways this Saturday against the Kansas State Wildcats. The Horned Frogs should not be that disappointed with their last effort as if it were not for some key turnovers and penalties the score would have looked much more respectable.
Kansas State started the season well with three wins on the trot, but have fallen in their last two games with this K-State offense stalling. The biggest thing this team needs to improve upon is the rushing efficiency as they only managed 3.1 yards per carry in that last game.
A repeat of that last rushing performance would likely lead to disappointment from the home fans come Saturday.
TCU Horned Frogs
The TCU Horned Frogs were actually decent in their last game despite getting blown-out in terms of the scoreboard. In most of the key categories the Iowa State Cyclones only barely edged their rivals from Kansas and the Wildcats will take some positives from that contest.
Now they are up against the Wildcats and it now looks like the Horned Frogs will start Senior QB Alex Delton who was a transfer from K-State. Delton started off the year as the starter, but he has lost plenty of playing time to his freshman teammate Max Duggan.
I would look for a spirited effort from the senior, however, as this will be his last collegiate game in a stadium he has spent so much time time in.
The Kansas State Wildcats will also need to watch out for the Horned Frogs skill position players. Jalen Reagor is TCU’s best receiver and can have a big game if Alex Delton is able to get him the ball. In the running game this team will lean on Darius Anderson who already has over 500 yards rushing and 6 scores.
Kansas State Wildcats
The Kansas State Wildcats have faltered after a hot start as they seem to have crumbled as soon as their schedule toughened up. It does not get easier here for the Wildcats as the TCU Horned Frogs will be tough to beat here even though they are on the road.
Kansas State likes to lean on the run and they have a great performer at running back with James Gilbert in their side. Gilbert has 415 yards on 73 attempts which is good for an average of 5.7 yards per carry and has also got into the endzone 4 times.
Look for him to be a big factor in this one and if the Wildcats get up early I would expect him to eclipse 100 yards rushing in this one.
Skylar Thompson, the Kansas State Wildcats junior QB, will be looking for a bounceback in this one as he has had pretty abysmal outings in two straight against tough competition. Unfortunately for him K-State’s best receiver Malik Knowles will likely be out of this one with a foot injury.
Knowles is by far Kansas’ best chance to stretch the field and his absence will be a big blow in this one just like it was last game.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Horned Frogs are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight up loss of more than 20 points.
- Horned Frogs are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 road games vs. a team with a winning home record.
- Wildcats are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games following a double-digit loss at home.
- Wildcats are 25-12-2 ATS in their last 39 games in October.
- Road team is 5-2 ATS in their last 7 meetings.
Free Week 8 NCAA Football Pick
The Knowles injury is huge for me as his team was unable to manage much of a vertical passing game in his absence. The Frogs should be ready to stack the box to hold this running game down as that will likely be K-State’s gameplan coming into this one.
It is also not hard to imagine Denton having a solid game as he comes back to the school where he played most of his collegiate career.
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Week 8 Free Score Prediction: TCU Horned Frogs 27 – Kansas State Wildcats 20
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