Manhattan, KS– When K-State heads south to Fort Worth on Saturday to take on the TCU Horned Frogs, the second ranked Wildcats will once again be on upset alert. This time, for a different reason. Last Saturdays mysterious injury to Collin Klein has left many in the dark about his current condition, and whether or not he will play. Regardless of Klein’s condition it sets up for a very interesting match up between K-State and TCU.
The second ranked Kansas State Wildcats are off to their best start in well over a decade, and are poised to play for the schools first ever BCS National Title.
Led by Heisman Front Runner Collin Klein, the Wildcats have been very difficult to stop this season. Teams have been able to shut down, or limit, parts of the Wildcat attack. But when Kansas State needs to make plays, they have been impossible to stop this season. Facing critical thirds downs in away games at both Oklahoma and Iowa State, the Kansas State offense has answered every test.
Devonte Fields and the 25th ranked TCU defense will be looking to become the first school to shut down the Collin Klein led attack this year. The Horned Frogs are currently the top ranked defense in the Big 12, in terms of yards allowed, at 333 per game, and will be K-State’s biggest test since facing Oklahoma earlier in the season. But with all the offensive weapons on the K-State side, TCU will have to get pretty creative to stop the Cats.
TCU is coming off of a much needed 39-38 double overtime win at West Virginia. The Horned Frogs were in the middle of a 2 game losing streak going into the game. In addition the Horned Frogs are returning home for the first time 2 games. TCU is 2-2 on the season at home, and 0-2 in conference play.
Leading the Horned Frog attack is Fr. QB Trevone Boykin. What Boykin lacks in decision making, he makes up for in playmaking. While Boykin is no where close to the QB that Casey Pachall was, Boykin can make plays both on the ground and through the air. On the year he has thrown for 1376 yards and 13 touchdowns, while adding 2 on the ground.
K-State will need to get pressure on Boykin and force him into making decisions before he wants too. Kansas State has done a great job of rattling QB’s early on in games. The Cats have also forced multiple QB’s into turning the ball over multiple times. If K-State can keep Boykin from getting the ball to his playmakers on the outside, K-State should win, and easily for that matter.
Prediction: #2 Kansas State 45 TCU 21