NCAA Football – Week 11
The 2012 season for the Kansas State Wildcats hangs in the balance right now, as they looking to take their 10th straight game to start off this season when they hit the road to take on the TCU Horned Frogs in college football betting action.
The Wildcats have the eyes of the nation on them at this point, and they know that this is probably the toughest test that they are going to have to face for the rest of the year. The nation’s fifth ranked scoring offense will be tested in the event that QB Collin Klein really does have anything wrong with him. Klein left last week’s win over the Oklahoma State Cowboys with injuries to his arm and head, but all signs are pointing to him giving it a go. If Klein gets hurt, every indication is there that the offense won’t be as good without him, as QB Daniel Sams really didn’t do that well against a poor Okie State defense in the second half when he had to enter the game. Klein is a real star in the making, and he is probably the Heisman Trophy winner at the moment. The senior has completed 71.1 percent of his passes, is averaging 10.0 yards per pass attempt, has a dozen touchdowns, and just two picks. He also has 698 rushing yards and 17 TDs on the ground.
TCU was once a 5-1 team ranked in the Top 25, but consecutive losses to the Texas Tech Red Raiders and Oklahoma State Cowboys took them out of the national rankings and out of the Big XII title hunt. Though the dreams of a conference championship are over with, the BCS isn’t totally out of play if they can win out. Of course, the Horned Frogs know that they have a brutally tough schedule the rest of the way, and they are likely to be dogs in all of the games from now through the end of the campaign. This defense has really been the strong point of the team historically, but this year, matters truly have changed. The Horned Frogs have given up at least 36 points in three straight games and four out of five after allowing just a total of 29 points in the first four games of the campaign. Head Coach Gary Patterson definitely can’t be happy about that, as he built this program on the back of its defense.
Many think that this game has upset written all over it, but we just don’t see it that way. The Wildcats are definitively the better of the two teams, and as long as Klein is healthy, this should be a game in which KSU walks away at the end by two or so scores. Kansas State 36 – TCU 21