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5 Bold Predictions for Kansas State vs. TCU

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Traveling to TCU will be Kansas State's toughest battle of the season thus far and maybe the most telling. If the Wildcats win this one, they will move up even further in the College Football Playoff rankings. If not, TCU will continue its rise as possibly the only Big 12 team with a real shot.

Let's take a look at five bold predictions for the matchup.

Jake Waters Will Have 200 Pass Yards, 100 Rush Yards

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Jake Waters Will Have 200 Pass Yards, 100 Rush Yards

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Jake Waters is one of the most underrated dual-threats in the nation and the Horned Frogs will find that out the hard way. Waters will pass for over 200 yards and rush for another 100 while scoring a combined three touchdowns.

Trevone Boykin Will Have Four Total Touchdowns

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Trevone Boykin Will Have Four Total Touchdowns

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The TCU quarterback has been having a season to remember, placing his name in Heisman conversations. Boykin will have yet another solid game, rushing and passing for four total touchdowns on his way to a Horned Frogs win.

Kansas State Will Have Four Turnovers

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Kansas State Will Have Four Turnovers

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Kansas State has been solid in turnover margin this year, but the Wildcats will have a poor day on the road against a tough TCU defense in terms of turnovers. Kansas State will throw two interceptions and the Wildcat offense will lose two fumbles.

Tyler Lockett Will Go Off

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Tyler Lockett Will Go Off

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Tyler Lockett is one of the nation's best receivers and he will prove that again in this contest. Lockett will torch the TCU defense for 125 yards and a touchdown on eight catches.

TCU Will Knock Kansas State Out of Playoff Talks

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TCU Will Knock Kansas State Out of Playoff Talks

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The Horned Frogs will win this home contest and it will knock the Wildcats right out of playoff talks for good. This will help the Big 12 narrow their playoff contenders down to one -- or maybe two with Baylor.





Let's take a look at five bold predictions for the big macthup between Kansas State and TCU this weekend.

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Just when you think the Kansas State Wildcats are out of harm’s way and on a fast track to an 11-1 season, you take a glance at their schedule and realize they have three road games against ranked conference foes left. Tough road to the playoffs for this team. The TCU Horned Frogs are having a better season than they had even expected, piling up seven wins through their first eight games and sitting in sixth place in the College Football Playoff Rankings.

Kansas State has one of the most underrated dual-threat quarterbacks in the nation under center each week in Jake Waters. When you talk about dual-threats, he rarely comes up in conversations. Waters has been solid this year, passing for 1,878 yards, 11 touchdowns and three interceptions as well as rushing for 404 yards and another seven touchdowns. Charles Jones is the only rusher with more yards than Waters, accounting for just 431 yards and 11 rushing scores. DeMarcus Robinson is the other legitimate rushing threat, racking up 332 yards and four touchdowns. Tyler Lockett and Curry Sexton have been the top receivers for the Wildcats. Lockett leads the team with 682 yards and five touchdowns on 49 catches while Sexton also has 49 receptions for 609 yards and three scores.

The Horned Frogs are lucky enough to be led by a quarterback that is considered one of the best in college football. Trevone Boykin has been a force in the pass game as well as the run game. The junior quarterback has passed for 2,472 yards and 22 touchdowns for the fifth-best passing offense in the country while also rushing for 423 yards and four scores. B.J. Catalon is the only player ahead of Boykin in the run game, accounting for 493 yards and 10 rushing touchdowns. Aaron Green is third on the team with 378 yards and three scores on 8.4 yards per carry. Josh Doctson is Boykin’s favorite target, catching 38 passes for 602 yards and seven scores while Kolby Listenbee is right behind, catching 24 passes for 541 yards and three touchdowns. Deante’ Gray also knows how to reach the end zone, snagging seven touchdown passes of his own.

Defensively, Kansas State has been one of the top teams in the Big 12 this season. The Wildcats rank 12th in scoring defense as well as a just-as-impressive 16th in total yards allowed per contest. The Horned Frogs have not been quite as successful as Kansas State, ranking 49th in total defense, 370 yards allowed per game, as well as 41st in scoring defense — giving up an average of 22.6 points per contest.

Kansas State will travel to TCU to take on the Horned Frogs at 7:30 p.m. EST on Saturday, Nov. 8. The game will be broadcasted on FOX.

PREDICTION: Kansas State 27, TCU 35

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Connor Muldowney is a columnist for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter @Connormuldowney, “Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google. You can also reach him at connor.muldowney@rantsports.com.

Kansas State will travel to TCU to take on the Horned Frogs in week 11. Who will come out on top?

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Kansas State vs. TCU: Predicting the Final Score





The Kansas State Wildcats and TCU Horned Frogs will have plenty at stake when they take the field against one another this weekend.

Both teams have one loss. One more loss could doom either team for the Big 12 title (K-State has yet to lose in the conference, though). Even more devastating, one more loss could mean missing out on the College Football Playoff.

Sure, both teams have some big games left, but as of right now, this is the big one. That is especially true for TCU. Why you ask? Well, they do not play another ranked opponent after this contest. K-State still has a tough path as it is scheduled to take on West Virginia and Baylor.

Regardless, I like the Horned Frogs’ chances of winning this game and going on to play in the College Football Playoff. TCU is putting up 48 points per game, has QB Trevone Boykin and will be playing at home for this Big 12 showdown.

The Wildcats’ offense isn’t as lethal, but they still manage to average 38.3 PPG. Not to mention, QB Jake Waters can beat teams with his arm and legs.

Regardless, the Horned Frogs’ offense is too good and the team truly does get a huge boost by playing at home.

TCU will go on to win this game. As a result, it could go on to represent the Big 12 in the College Football Playoff. Stay tuned for that one. It should be must-watch TV regardless, if both teams bring their A games.

Prediction: Kansas State 30, TCU 45

Predicting the final score of the Big 12 showdown between the Kansas State Wildcats and TCU Horned Frogs.

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