Saturday, October 8, 2016
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The TCU Horned Frogs take on the Kansas Jayhawks on Saturday, October 8, 2016 at Memorial Stadium. The opening line for this game has TCU as 29.5 point favorites. This season the Horned Frogs are 1-4-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 4-1-0. The Jayhawks have an over/under record of 1-3-0 and they are 1-3-0 against the spread.
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Kenny Hill finished with 449 yards through the air for TCU last week. He completed 26 passes out of 44 attempts for a 59% completion percentage. The Horned Frogs were led in rushing by Kyle Hicks, who finished with 61 yards on 15 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 4 yards per carry. Taj Williams was the team leader in receiving with a total of 210 yards and 5 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 42 yards per reception. As a team in that game TCU got a total of 19 first downs. Of those first downs, 4 came on the ground while 14 came through the air. They ran 74 total plays for 514 yards for the game. The Horned Frogs ran for 65 yards on 29 attempts.
Ryan Willis finished with 142 yards passing for Kansas last week. He went 14 for 26, resulting in a 54% completion percentage. The Jayhawks were led on the ground by Ke'aun Kinner, who finished with 45 yards on 9 carries. He ended the game with an average of 5 yards per rush. Ben Johnson led the team in receiving with 86 yards and 5 catches. He finished the game with an average of 17 yards per reception. Kansas had 17 first downs total. 4 came from running the ball and 13 came from a pass. They ran 76 total plays for 296 yards for the contest. The Jayhawks ran for 46 yards on 28 carries as a team.
TCU scores 43.4 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 14th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 29.8 passes on 47 attempts for a 63.4 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 393.8 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 3rd in college football. The Horned Frogs run for an average of 169.8 yards per game on 33.2 attempts for an average of 5.1 yards per carry. That ranks them 70th in the nation. They also run 80.2 plays per contest and average 7 yards per play for an average of 563.6 yards per game, ranking their offense 6th overall this season. The Horned Frogs average 25.2 first downs per game which ranks them 22nd in the country. They accumulate 79.8 penalty yards per game via 8.6 penalties, which ranks 12th in the nation.
TCU allows 258.2 passing yards per game, ranking 92nd in D-1, and they allow 31.4 points per contest on defense, which ranks 93rd. They give up 19.4 completions on 32.2 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 60.2. The Horned Frogs allow 156.4 rushing yards per game on 41.2 carries for an average of 3.8 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 65th in the country. TCU allows 414.6 total yards per game including 5.6 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 77th in terms of yards per game. They force 0.6 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 5.6 penalties for 41 yards per game, ranking them 8th among D-1 teams.
Kansas averages 25.5 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 91st in the country. In the passing department, they complete 24.3 passes per game on 39 attempts for a 62.2 percent completion percentage. They throw for 262 yards through the air per game, ranking them 44th in Division 1. The Jayhawks run for an average of 91 yards per game on 27.3 attempts for an average of 3.3 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 124th on the ground. They also run 66.3 plays per game and average 5.3 yards per play for a total of 353 yards per game, ranking them 102nd in the country on offense. The Jayhawks get an average of 17 first downs per game, which ranks 116th in the nation. They average 45.8 penalty yards per game via 5.8 penalties, ranking them 101st in college football.
Kansas allows an average of 238.3 passing yards per game, which ranks 75th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 35.3 points per contest, which has them ranked 103rd in the nation. They give up 20.5 completions on 34.8 attempts for a completion percentage of 59 per game. The Jayhawks allow 194.3 rushing yards per contest on 42 carries for a 4.6 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 94th in the country. Kansas allows 432.5 total yards per game for an average of 5.6 yards per play, which ranks 90th in D-1. They force 1.5 turnovers per contest and 7.8 penalties for 61.5 yards in each contest, ranking 92nd in the nation.
TCU Betting Trends
TCU is 4-1-0 against the over/under this season
TCU has an ATS record of 1-4-0 this season
Kansas Betting Trends
Kansas is 1-3-0 against the over/under this season
Kansas has an ATS record of 1-3-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
10/02/16 WR Isaiah Graham Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Kansas
10/02/16 CB Jeff Gladney Foot "?" Saturday vs. Kansas
10/02/16 WR Ty Slanina Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Kansas
10/02/16 DE Josh Carraway Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Kansas
10/02/16 S Kenny Iloka Knee "?" Saturday vs. Kansas
09/28/16 C Austin Sclottman Ankle out indefinitely
09/22/16 CB Julius Lewis Undisclosed out for season
09/21/16 OT Bryson Henderson Undisclosed out for season
09/21/16 T Trey Elliott Undisclosed out for season
09/21/16 LB Montrel Wilson Leg out indefinitely
09/21/16 RB Shaun Nixon Undisclosed out for season
09/20/16 WR KaVontae Turpin Leg expected to miss 4-6 weeks
08/29/16 PK Jonathan Song Toe out indefinitely
10/02/16 LS John Wirtel Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. TCU
10/02/16 QB Ryan Willis Undisclosed injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. TCU
09/20/16 LB Joe Dineen Undisclosed out indefinitely
09/01/16 RB Ryan Schadler Illness out for season
09/01/16 CB Shola Ayinde ACL out for season
Tony's Pick: Take TCU
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