Preview: Texas Christian at Kansas State

When: 3:30 PM ET, Saturday, November 16, 2013
Where: Bill Snyder Family Stadium, Manhattan, Kansas

Kansas State will host Texas Christian on Saturday, hoping to extend its three-game win streak in Big 12 play. The all-time series between the Wildcats and Horned Frogs is knotted up at 3-3, with Kansas State winning last season's meeting 23-10. Both teams will be looking to inch closer to bowl eligibility with a win.

The Wildcats poured it on last week against then-No. 23 Texas Tech, rushing for five touchdowns en route to a 49-26 win and the 175th career victory of head coach Bill Snyder. The Horned Frogs also came away with a win last week at Iowa State, snapping a three-game losing streak after Trevone Boykin scored the game-winner on a 1-yard run with 38 seconds remaining. Boykin, who rushed for three scores against the Cyclones, is the only player in the nation this season with a 100-yard rushing game, 100-yard receiving game and 200-yard passing game.

TV: 3:30 p.m. ET, FSN. LINE: Kansas State -10.5.

ABOUT TEXAS CHRISTIAN (4-6, 2-5 Big 12): The Horned Frogs had a rough going against the top dogs of the Big 12 during their three-game losing streak, including an overtime loss to West Virginia that saw them erase a 10-point deficit in the fourth quarter to force extra time. Thankfully, the return of Casey Pachall under center has provided the offense with the spark it lacked in his absence. With Pachall progressing in his first three games back since his injury, the Horned Frogs have benefited in the usage of Boykin, whose role has gone from primarily a quarterback to an offensive weapon for head coach Gary Patterson.

ABOUT KANSAS STATE (5-4, 3-3 Big 12): After losing three straight midseason, the Wildcats have regained focus with dominant wins in their past three contests thanks to the efforts of a renewed John Hubert. The senior running back has rushed for 438 yards in his last four games after posting 268 in his first five. Jake Waters and Daniel Sams, who have combined for 12 touchdowns and nine interceptions this season, will need to be mindful of a Texas Christian defense that leads the Big 12 in sacks (28) and interceptions (17).


1. Pachall needs one more touchdown pass to tie Sammy Baugh (40) for third on Texas Christian's career list. He also needs 100 yards passing to reach 5,000 in his career.

2. Texas Christian has the nation's fourth-best road record since 2009 at 21-5.

3. Kansas State is 4-1 when scoring first.

PREDICTION: Kansas State 28, Texas Christian 17

Stats and Records

Team Comparison

  W/L Strk PF PA Home Away Grass Turf Conf
Texas Christian 4-6 W1 23.2 22.9 3-3 1-3 4-3 0-0 2-5
Kansas State 5-4 W3 34.0 22.4 4-2 1-2 0-0 0-0 3-3

Last Meeting

Texas Christian Kansas State
Date Away Home Tot Rus Pas Tot Rus Pas
11/10/12 KSU 23 TCU 10 274 96 178 260 115 145

Player Stats

Previous Matchup
Passing Player COMP% YDS TD INT
TCU T. Boykin 56.7 164 1 1
KSU C. Klein 57.1 145 0 1
Rushing Player CAR YDS AVG TD
TCU M. Tucker 10 64 6.4 0
KSU C. Klein 15 50 3.3 2
Receiving Player REC YDS AVG TD
TCU J. Boyce 6 69 11.5 0
KSU C. Harper 1 62 62.0 0
TDs Player TD
TCU B. Carter 1
KSU C. Klein 2
Passing Player COMP% YDS TD INT
TCU T. Boykin 59.2 1176 5 7
KSU J. Waters 63.5 1456 8 5
Rushing Player CAR YDS AVG TD
TCU B. Catalon 84 405 4.8 5
KSU J. Hubert 137 706 5.2 8
Receiving Player REC YDS AVG TD
TCU J. Doctson 24 337 14.0 2
KSU T. Lockett 48 702 14.6 4
TDs Player TD
TCU T. Boykin 6
KSU D. Sams 10

Quickchart Matchup

Texas Christian Off vs  Kansas State Def
338 yards
374.7 yards
3.5 yards/rush
3.9 yards/rush
6.4 yards/attempt
6.3 yards/attempt
Kansas State Off vs  Texas Christian Def
407.2 yards
349.6 yards
4.7 yards/rush
3.2 yards/rush
9.1 yards/attempt
6.5 yards/attempt

Live Game Odds

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Matchup Stats - Full Matchup

Texas Christian Overall Kansas State
4-6-0 W/L 5-4-0
2-8-0 ATS 6-3-0
4-6-0 O/U 3-6-0
23.2 Pts For 34.0
22.9 Pts Against 22.4
Texas Christian A/H Kansas State
1-3 W/L 4-2
1-3-0 ATS 4-2-0
0-4-0 O/U 1-5-0
14.5 Pts For 34.5
20.2 Pts Against 18.7