Preview: Texas Christian at Kansas

When: 3:00 PM ET, Saturday, November 15, 2014
Where: Memorial Stadium, Lawrence, Kansas


Fifth-ranked TCU will be looking to tack on style points when it visits Kansas in Big 12 play on Saturday. The Horned Frogs are ranked fourth in the College Football Playoff poll and would be more inclined to stay among the top four with a convincing win over Kansas. The Jayhawks defeated Iowa State last week to snap a five-game losing streak as interim coach Clint Bowen continues to make a run at landing the permanent gig.

Kansas rolled up 514 yards of total offense in the 34-14 win over the Cyclones but will certainly find moving the ball against TCU to be a harder task. The Horned Frogs, who are tied for second nationally in takeaways with 27, are 8-1 for the fourth time in the last seven seasons. TCU is in a three-way tie for first in the Big 12 with Baylor and Kansas State.

TV: 3 p.m. ET, Fox Sports 1. LINE: TCU –28.5
   
ABOUT TCU (8-1, 5-1 Big 12): Quarterback Trevone Boykin is a multi-purpose threat and is five touchdown passes away from breaking the school single-season mark set by Andy Dalton (27 in 2010). Boykin has passed for 2,691 yards while rushing for 546 and seven scores and his favorite target is receiver Josh Doctson, who has 42 receptions for 655 yards and seven touchdowns. Defensively, free safety Chris Hackett (team-best five interceptions) and strong-side linebacker Paul Dawson (team-leading 95 tackles, including 13 for losses to go with three interceptions) lead a unit filled with solid players.

ABOUT KANSAS (3-6, 1-5): Quarterback Michael Cummings (1,160 yards, five touchdowns) is improving and passed for 278 yards in the victory over Iowa State. “He’s a leader in the huddle and he’s a guy that has a presence about him that gives you confidence,” Bowen told reporters. “When he goes on the field, Mike is one of those guys that just makes you believe he’s going to get it done.” Middle linebacker Ben Heeney (101 tackles) is the standout of the defense while linebacker Michael Reynolds has racked up 12.5 tackles for losses.
 
EXTRA POINTS

1. TCU holds an 18-8-4 series edge over Kansas, including two wins since being admitted to the Big 12.

2. WR Nigel King had 101 yards against Iowa State for the Jayhawks’ first 100-yard receiving day of the season.

3. The Horned Frogs have scored 30 or more points in 11 consecutive games, the longest active streak in the nation.

PREDICTION: TCU 59, Kansas 14
 

Stats and Records

Team Comparison

  W/L Strk PF PA Home Away Grass Turf Conf
Texas Christian 8-1 W4 47.2 22.3 6-0 2-1 6-1 0-0 5-1
Kansas 3-6 W1 18.2 30.0 3-2 0-4 0-2 0-0 1-5

Last Meeting

Texas Christian Kansas
Date Away Home Tot Rus Pas Tot Rus Pas
10/12/13 KU 17 TCU 27 380 207 173 198 46 152

Player Stats

Previous Matchup
Passing Player COMP% YDS TD INT
TCU T. Boykin 63.6 173 1 2
KU J. Heaps 50.0 152 1 1
Rushing Player CAR YDS AVG TD
TCU B. Catalon 12 91 7.6 1
KU J. Sims 23 81 3.5 0
Receiving Player REC YDS AVG TD
TCU D. Porter III 4 118 29.5 1
KU A. Turzilli 1 50 50.0 0
TDs Player TD
TCU T. Boykin 1
KU J. Mundine 1
Season
Passing Player COMP% YDS TD INT
TCU T. Boykin 58.0 2691 23 4
KU M. Cummings 59.5 1160 5 2
Rushing Player CAR YDS AVG TD
TCU A. Green 63 549 8.7 4
KU C. Avery 124 538 4.3 4
Receiving Player REC YDS AVG TD
TCU J. Doctson 42 655 15.6 7
KU N. Harwell 37 401 10.8 4
TDs Player TD
TCU B. Catalon 12
KU C. Avery 5

Quickchart Matchup

Texas Christian Off vs  Kansas Def
550.3 yards
435.7 yards
5.7 yards/rush
5 yards/rush
7.7 yards/attempt
7 yards/attempt
Kansas Off vs  Texas Christian Def
352.4 yards
374.4 yards
3.5 yards/rush
3.1 yards/rush
6.5 yards/attempt
7.3 yards/attempt

Live Game Odds

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Matchup Stats - Full Matchup

Texas Christian Overall Kansas
8-1-0 W/L 3-6-0
8-1-0 ATS 4-5-0
6-3-0 O/U 2-7-0
47.2 Pts For 18.2
22.3 Pts Against 30.0
Texas Christian A/H Kansas
2-1 W/L 3-2
2-1-0 ATS 3-2-0
2-1-0 O/U 1-4-0
48.3 Pts For 22.4
30.3 Pts Against 20.4