There’s not a ranked matchup this week in college football, but the Associated Press’ Ralph Russo still predicts a Top 10 team to lose.
That team is the No. 6 TCU Horned Frogs, who travel to Manhattan, Kan., to take on Kansas State Saturday. Russo thinks the Frogs have the “toughest test” of the ranked teams.
He predicts Kansas State to prevail in a 30-24 game, his “upset special” of the week.
History doesn’t give us much indication in this series. The Frogs and Kansas State have met 10 times, splitting the games with 5 wins each. Last year, the Wildcats stormed into Fort Worth and won 30-6.
Kansas State’s starting quarterback, Jesse Ertz, will miss 4-6 weeks with injury, which could give TCU an edge. Alex Delton, who will start in his place, has thrown just 43 passes in two years with the Wildcats.
TCU’s Gary Patterson is one of college football’s best coaches. But the man on the other sideline, the legendary Bill Snyder, won’t be a pushover. And in the stadium that bears Snyder’s name, Kansas State is a dangerous foe.
Don’t look past this game if you’re a TCU fan.