Time: 11 a.m.
TV: Fox Sports Kansas City
Radio: 610 AM KCSP
Weather: 85-degrees with a 30% chance of rain
History: TCU leads the series 17-8-4
Line: TCU, -24.5
THREE 2 WATCH
Twelve penalties, fake punts, turnovers, strange play calls… Kansas has to do a better job of playing smart football.
2. Offensive Line
Part of the Jayhawks problems on offense the season has been the poor play of the offensive line. Kansas needs them to play better so they can take advantage of their strong group of running backs and give time to Jake Heaps to find the open receiver.
3. Don’t Quit
After the fake punt that ended up giving Texas Tech the ball deep in Jayhawk territory and, eventually, the lead, KU appeared to give up on the game. Kansas had a 10-0 lead against the Red Raiders at one point, so there is something there to work with. Just keep sawin’ wood as one plump individual used to say.
TAILGATE BEER OF THE WEEK
Screw beer, go get some bourbon. Get a lot of it, it’s going to be a long next few weeks.
TCU HORNED FROGS
1. Devonte Fields
Last year’s Big 12 defensive player of the year will miss the rest of the season after a foot injury. This changes a lot of what TCU likes to do at the line of scrimmage but they are still a very talented defensive unit without Fields.
2. Trevon Boykin
Boykin is not a very good passing quarterback but he is very fast. Containing him in the pocket will be a top priority for the Jayhawks.
TCU has forced nine interceptions this season, which impressive considering they’ve played teams like LSU, Oklahoma, and Texas Tech. Keeping this game close will require the Jayhawks to protect the ball, something the Horned Frogs secondary will make difficult to do.
ROCK CHALK JAYHAWK!