For TCU, the toughest task on Saturday will be containing Iowa State’s tall, solid group of receivers.
Yes, Oklahoma State undoubtedly has the best group of wide receivers in the conference, but Iowa State’s are playing well, and might not be all that far behind.
In this week’s Big 12 conference call, Gary Patterson answered a question about ISU’s wide receivers, saying, “They require a different type of coverage. They do a great job of that. Two years ago, we really struggled a lot with Lazard and the group.”
Every single one of Iowa State’s top four receivers are over six feet tall. This naturally creates an imbalance, they can attack you in ways other teams simply can’t. Senior Allen Lazard is the best at this, he’s been able to go up and take balls away from defensive backs on a consistent basis over his career.
In order to combat this, there’s not really anything TCU can do, other than instruct their defensive backs to grow taller and rush the passer well. If the Frogs can get to Kyle Kempt fast enough, all the height in the world won’t matter. Luckily, the Frogs are proficient in this area. If Ben Banogu and Mat Boesen can stay in the backfield, it’ll be a good day for TCU.
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