Nov 9, 2013; Lubbock, TX, USA; The Kansas State Wildcats enter the field against the Texas Tech Red Raiders at Jones AT

The Pregame: K-State Looks To Gain Bowl Eligibility This Weekend

VITALS

Time: 2:30 p.m.

TV: Fox Sports Kansas City

Radio: 810 AM WHB

History: Series tied at 3-3

Line: K-State, -10.5

THREE 2 WATCH

1. TCU Defensive Front Seven

TCU is very good at stopping the run, and does not allow much in the way of offense. It is going to be key that K-State can find a way to grind out as much yardage as they can on the ground so they are not forced to rely on their shaky passing game.

2. John Hubert

Since Jake Waters is likely to see his fair share of time in this game, it is going to be key that Hubert has a strong game. That doesn’t necessarily mean rushing for 150 yards, but being able to keep K-State on schedule.

3. Turnovers

TCU cannot score to save their lives. Even with Casey Pachall back at quarterback for the Horned Frogs, moving the ball has been a nightmare. With Pachall, the passing game improves but the running game does not exist, which has led to a turnover fest for TCU. If K-State can win the turnover battle, the Wildcats should be able to win the game easily (by K-State standards).

TAILGATE BEER OF THE WEEK

Lagunitas Censored, an amber ale. It’s a curious combination of pale ale with a bit of a kick to it.

TCU HORNED FROGS

1. Defense

TCU ranks as one of the better defensive teams in the conference and the nation, ranking 3th in the nation in points allowed at 22.9.

2. Casey Pachall

Since returning from injury, Pachall has thrown three touchdowns (all against West Virginia) and five interceptions against Texas, WVU, and Iowa State.

3. Running Game

Here are the rushing total for the Horned Frogs since Pachall has returned to the lineup for TCU: 45 yards (vs Texas), 60 (vs WVU), 123 (at Iowa State). So… yeah. They are a very dimensional team right now.

GO ‘CATS!

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