TCU Horned Frogs vs Kansas State Wildcats Prediction, 10/30/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: TCU Horned Frogs vs Kansas State Wildcats
Date: Saturday, October 30, 2021
Location: Bill Snyder Family Stadium in Manhattan, KS
Odds/Point Spread: Wildcats (-3.5)
The TCU Horned Frogs (3-4) are headed to Bill Snyder Family Stadium on Saturday where they will try to beat the Kansas State Wildcats (4-3). Kansas State opens this matchup as 3.5-point favorites. The betting total is set at 60.5.
The TCU Horned Frogs head into this game 3-4 for this year. The last time they took the field, the Horned Frogs played the West Virginia Mountaineers and went home with a loss by a final score of 29-17. Zach Evans led the offense in rushing for the Horned Frogs with 18 carries for 62 yds (3.4 yards per carry). Max Duggan went 16/26 with 244 yds through the air and 1 touchdown. He had a QB rate of 137.7 and finished the game with 2 interceptions. When it came to stopping the run, the Horned Frogs conceded 229 yds on 41 attempts, which averages out to 5.6 yds per run surrendered. TCU allowed 22 completions on 29 tries for 258 yards, and a completion rate of 75.9%. Once the final whistle blew, they ran 60 plays which totaled 393 yards. The TCU Horned Frogs rushed the ball a total of 34 different times and accounted for 149 yards, which is an average of 4.4 yards per tote.
The Horned Frogs have racked up 3,153 total yards this year. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, TCU has compiled 15 touchdowns via the pass and 14 touchdowns on the ground. They have given the ball to the opposition 10 different times. TCU has accounted for 159 1st downs, and they have committed 47 infractions for 441 yds. As a team they average 216.3 yards rushing ranking them 20th in the country. In terms of putting points on the board, the TCU Horned Frogs have an average of 34.3 points per outing.
When it comes to yards through the air, the Horned Frogs are allowing 1,669 yards which puts them in 83rd in Division 1. They have surrendered 238.4 yards per game through the air in addition to allowing a completion percentage of 61.2%. For the year, they have surrendered 451.3 yards per outing putting them at 131st in the nation. They have allowed 11 touchdowns by air in addition to 16 touchdowns via the ground game. They are allowing 5.5 yards per rush and 212.9 rushing yards per game so far this season. Overall, they have allowed 1,490 running yards through 7 games. The Horned Frogs are sitting in 117th in the country when it comes to the opposition scoring, giving up 31.6 PPG.
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The Wildcats head into this matchup 4-3 for this year. When they last played, the Wildcats walked away with a victory by a final of 25-24 when they played the Texas Tech Red Raiders. Deuce Vaughn carried the ball 15 times for 52 yds, finishing the game with 3.5 yards per attempt for Kansas State. Skylar Thompson (1 touchdown) walked away from the contest with 296 yds on 24/30 passing while his QB rating was 173.9. He didn't toss any interceptions and his average yards per pass attempt was 9.9. Kansas State surrendered 37 run attempts for 170 yards (4.6 yards per carry). The Wildcats secondary gave up a completion percentage of 52.6%, surrendering 148 yds on 10 out of 19 passing. The Wildcats finished the game with a total of 377 yards on 59 plays (6.4 yds per play). Kansas State ran the football for 2.8 yards per carry, finishing with a total of 81 yds on 29 attempts.
The Kansas State Wildcats are averaging 360.1 yards per game, which is good for 95th in the nation. The Kansas State offense has 364 yards of penalties on 47 violations, which ranks 63rd in D-1 in terms of helping out the other team. During the season thus far, the Wildcats have thrown for a total of 1,465 passing yards as well as holding an average of 209.3 throwing yards per contest, which has them ranked 92nd in D-1. When discussing the points being put on the board, the Wildcats rank 78th in college football holding an average of 27.0 points per outing.
Kansas State has conceded a total of 812 yards via the ground game (116.0 yards per contest) in addition to 11 touchdowns on the ground on the season. They have allowed 7 touchdowns through the air in addition to 233.9 yards/outing, which puts them in 90th in college football. The Wildcats defense has been on the field for 437 plays, which is good for 28th in Division 1. The Wildcats are allowing 24.6 points per game, which puts them 73rd in Division 1. In total, they have conceded 172 points in total.
Who will win tonight's Horned Frogs/Wildcats college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Horned Frogs +3.5
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