TCU and Kansas square off from Amon G. Carter Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 21, in a Big 12 conference matchup.
The Horned Frogs are ranked No. 4 in the nation and are 6-0 on the season. TCU has had a fantastic year, beating top teams in Oklahoma State and West Virginia. They’ve hosted College GameDay and risen up the ranks of college football’s elite in rapid fashion.
Kansas hasn’t won a game against an FBS opponent. The Jayhawks are 1-5 and are coming off a 45-0 loss to Iowa State.
But this series has been closer that it should be for the past few seasons. Kansas always seems to give the Frogs a good game. In a primetime slot, this should be a great contest to watch.
Find game time, TV channel and how to watch online information below.
TCU-Kansas football TV channel, time, live stream
TV: TCU and Kansas will appear on the national FOX channel.
Time: The Horned Frogs and Jayhawks will kick off at 7 p.m.
Live stream: TCU and Kansas can be seen on FoxSportsGo.
TCU-Kansas odds, picks
Odds: TCU is a 38-point favorite over Kansas.
Picks: No experts have weighed in on the TCU-Kansas game yet.
Keys to the game
Can TCU shake off history?
It’s the strangest trend in TCU football. But the Horned Frogs — no matter how good they are — can never seem to beat the Jayhawks comfortably.
In 2014, when TCU went 12-1, the Frogs beat Kansas 34-30. In 2015, TCU went 11-2, and beat the Jayhawks 23-17. Last year, the Frogs made a bowl game and won 24-23 because Kansas missed a last-second field goal.
With the eyes of the nation — and of College Football Playoff voters — watching, TCU will need to put on a good show. The Horned Frogs have a chance to put this strange streak behind them and keep up their stellar play.
Will Kenny Hill continue to be efficient?
At this point, TCU fans might get bored of hearing how efficient Kenny Hill is. And after the explosively fun Trevone Boykin era, that’s a forgivable feeling.
But Hill has settled into his role in the offense. He’s spreading the ball around, he’s limiting interceptions and he’s keeping the defense honest. That’s all TCU needs right now. The run game is strong enough to act as the primary focus for the Frogs.
Kenny Hill probably won’t win the Heisman. But he’s doing exactly what Gary Patterson is asking of him. If he keeps that up against Kansas, the Horned Frogs should have no problem winning.
Will the Horned Frog secondary prey on Peyton Bender?
Kansas quarterback Peyton Bender is the most important part of the Jayhawks’ offense. But he can be prone to turnovers, and TCU’s defense will have to take advantage of that.
Bender has thrown 8 touchdowns and 9 interceptions. The Horned Frogs defense has intercepted 7 passes this season, the third most in the conference. On paper, TCU should thrive against Bender.
But the Jayhawks’ offense can produce some big plays, and the Frogs will doubtlessly try to prevent those. It’ll be a tough balance for TCU to contain those outbursts while also being aggressive in trying to force turnovers.
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