FOX Sports analyst picks TCU to win close one over Kansas State

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The sixth-ranked TCU Horned Frogs are a perfect 5-0 heading into a Week 7 contest at Kansas State. One FOX Sports analyst thinks TCU will improve to 6-0 on Saturday, even if just narrowly.

FOX Sports college football analyst Joel Klatt said on Saturday that he expects the Horned Frogs to defeat the Wildcats, but in a game that is far closer than many expect.

“That one could be closer than the experts think,” Klatt said in a video. “I think TCU just has this feeling about them.”

TCU is a 6 1/2-point favorite entering the game. The Horned Frogs, however, did suffer one of the worst home losses in the Gary Patterson era the last time the two teams met. Kansas State defeated TCU 30-6 in Fort Worth in December 2016.

The good news: TCU defeated Kansas State the last two times the Horned Frogs were ranked against them — including the most recent meeting in Manhattan in 2015. No. 6 TCU took down the No. 7 Wildcats in Fort Worth in November 2014 before the No. 2 Horned Frogs overcame an 18-point deficit to win in 2015.

Kansas State has also not beaten a top-10 team at home since 2006.

In addition to being the favorite on paper, TCU could also benefit from an inexperienced Kansas State offense on Saturday. Starting quarterback Jesse Ertz was ruled out for four to six weeks earlier in the week after suffering an injury against Texas in Week 6 — forcing backup Alex Delton to take over for the Wildcats.

TCU and Kansas State were scheduled for kickoff in Manhattan, Kan. at 11 a.m., but lightning in the area has delayed the start time. A new kickoff time has yet to be announced.

 

 

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