It’s the first conference road game of the season for the Kansas Jayhawks. The last time they went on the road, this team was wildly successful. Can they capture that success and get their first Big 12 win over a TCU team that struggled against SMU last week?
Take a look at what our staff thinks will happen in this game, then leave your own prediction in the comments below.
Dino: I think Kansas surprised some people last week against West Virginia. Although they didn’t win, this team can play competitive ball against mid level Big 12 opponents. TCU lost to SMU last week 41-38, but the American Conference is underrated in my opinion. TCU should win this game and get on track. Look for Kansas to keep this game within 10. TCU 31 Kansas 23
dnoll5: Well, TCU is going to be a little angry, aren’t they? My guess is that this will not be as close as we hope, but KU has traditionally given the Horned Frogs some trouble when Kansas was bad and TCU was good, so who knows. I’m hoping we see a little of that this weekend. But as long as KU continues to play hard and stay in games, I’m happy. The fan base already has more optimism about the future with the Miles regime in charge than it had in the entirety of the Gill, Weis, Beaty eras combined. Anyway, KU loses this is one. TCU 35, Kansas 21.
Kyle_Davis21: dnoll5 brings up some good points. TCU has surely spent all week tightening up the defense that gave up 400 yards to SMU and focusing on protecting the ball after fumbling three times. So KU has to have a creative game plan like it brought to Boston College and try to exploit some sloppiness from the Horned Frogs. I think TCU wins, but there’s a case for liking Kansas covering the spread (TCU is -15.5). TCU 34, Kansas 24
Mike.Plank: I tweeted out last weekend that I was not thrilled about having to play TCU a week after they not only gave up 41 points but lost to their cross-city rival. K-State transfer Alex Delton has already lost the starting QB job in Fort Worth, and the new guy seems to be doing better. TCU’s defensive line has the talent to shred our offensive line, even if they haven’t shown much of it yet this year. If that happens, it’s going to be a long day for Carter Stanley. I think TCU is probably looking at this along the lines of, if we don’t win this one, who are we going to beat? TCU 30, Kansas 21.
David: I haven’t seen anything out of TCU so far that’s left me impressed, but we’re still talking about a Kansas team that couldn’t get it done at home against a West Virginia team that’s demonstrably worse than the Horned Frogs. I don’t foresee a blowout, but I don’t think KU will be within arm’s reach in the 4th quarter, either. TCU 34, Kansas 17
Fizzle406: Kansas isn’t winning any more games this year, folks. We might scare a couple teams but this team is finishing the year 2-10. TCU 39, Kansas 14
Andy: I’m honestly surprised that Kansas is getting no love from this group at all. I understand that it’s hard to see a KU win, but this is a series that has had numerous close games, even when the Jayhawks had no business even being within 3 scores. I agree it’s hard to see KU winning, but TCU has some real big problems in their offense. It should be close all game long, and the only way TCU wins by more than a single touchdown is if Carter Stanley throws a late pick-6 trying to drive down to win the game. TCU 28, Kansas 24.