With the debut of the Doug Meacham-less Jayhawk offense going less than stellar last week, it’s hard to know just what to think about this team any longer. Despite the promises of increased competence, it seems once again that Kansas will be back to the drawing board. So what can we expect from this team tomorrow when the struggling TCU Horned Frogs come to town? Our writing staff has you covered.
dnoll5: A bright sunny 70 degree October afternoon is forecast for Lawrence on Saturday, and where would I rather be than in Memorial Stadium watching my beloved Jayhawks play football? Anywhere. #BeatyOut. TCU 50, Kansas 17.
Mike.Plank: Although TCU has played some decent defense this year, they are pretty beat up on both sides of the ball, and will be missing their two best offensive playmakers in QB Shawn Robinson and WR KaVontae Turpin. Before you get your hopes up, remember when Baylor came to Lawrence last year and all the “experts” and “numbers” said it was a pick ‘em game? Yeah, this will be even worse. TCU 41, Kansas 9.
Kyle_Davis21: It’s crazy, but this game has been decided by six points or less in three of the last four seasons. TCU’s offense is also not as high-powered as it has been in years past, only averaging 28 points per game. So Kansas’ defense will likely play well again and maybe it’s not a blowout again. But let’s not kid ourselves, this still doesn’t end with a Jayhawk victory. TCU 31, Kansas 20
Fizzle406: I saw someone on twitter predicting the upset here. That person is an idiot. TCU 44, Kansas 12
David: We could force six turnovers and still lose this game. I don’t care how many of TCU’s players are out/kicked off the team. This won’t be close. TCU 45, Kansas 17
Andy Mitts: The loss of Robinson actually probably isn’t a net negative for this team, as Michael Collins seems to be the more dynamic player and Robinson was a bit over his head as the starter for this team. However the loss of Turpin is going to be huge, as he was their only reliable deep threat. With the deep ball ability of this team being a question mark, I’m not expecting an offensive explosion for either of these teams, unless Pooka gets a few huge runs. I’m actually on record already with the (spoiler alert!) Kansas upset thanks to a huge defensive effort. While I’m probably going to look super foolish, I also don’t care enough to really be too upset by it. Kansas 21, TCU 17.