The K-state Wildcats (7-4, 5-3 Big 12) roll into Fort Worth winners of two in a row and four of the last five to face the TCU Horned Frogs (6-5, 4-4 Big 12) in the regular-season finale for both teams. With a victory, the Wildcats would secure sole possession fourth place in the final Big 12 standings, with a possibility of a tie with West Virginia for third if the Mountaineers lose to Baylor. A TCU victory would put the Wildcats and Horned Frogs into a tie for fourth. The purple-clad teams also are jockeying for desirability with the Big 12’s bowl partners.
Last week, the Wildcats defeated in-state rival KU in a game that somehow seemed to be simultaneously closer and not as close as the 15-point margin of victory. In their last action, the Horned Frogs blew out Texas, 31-9, putting the final nail in the coffin of Charlie Strong’s tenure with the Longhorns, as if losing to KU wasn’t enough.
Several online oddsmakers have TCU as 3.5-point favorites, with an over/under of 52. That suggests an approximately 28-24 TCU victory.
Kickoff is scheduled for 11 a.m. CST at Amon G. Carter Stadium (capacity 45,000) in Fort Worth, Texas. The National Weather Service forecast for Saturday in Fort Worth is a high of 50 degrees, a 100 percent chance of showers, and winds 10-15 mph with gusts up to 25 mph.
Aaron Goldsmith (play-by-play) and Ben Leber (analyst) will call the action for a national audience on FS1.
Wyatt Thompson (play-by-play), Stan Weber (analyst), and Matt Walters (sidelines) will have the call on Wildcat Sports Network affiliates.
You can also listen to a stream of the radio broadcast at kstatesports.com. And while you watch or listen to the game, you can join us in the comments section of the traditional open game thread here at Bring on the Cats.