It isn’t quite do-or-die yet, but the loser of today’s game will be left with no room for error in their quest for a bowl bid, falling to six losses on the season.
The Kansas State Wildcats (3-5, 1-4 Big 12) go on the road to play the TCU Horned Frogs (3-5, 1-4 Big 12) in a battle at the bottom of the conference standings. TCU is 2-2 at home, while K-State is 0-3 on the road this year.
Last week K-State got run out of the stadium by Oklahoma, 51-14, while TCU managed to lose a close game at Kansas, 27-26, fumbling in the red zone in the fourth quarter while they were down by 3.
TCU leads the all-time series 6-5 after winning 26-6 in Manhattan last year. Since TCU joined the Big 12, road teams have won four out of six games, including K-State on the Wildcats’ last trip to Fort Worth.
The game kicks off at 2:30 p.m. CDT at Amon G. Carter Stadium (capacity 45,000) in Fort Worth, Texas.
Oddsmakers have TCU installed as a 9.5-point favorite, with an over/under of 46, suggesting an approximate final score of 26-16, TCU.
Cory Provus (play-by-play) and Ben Leber (analyst) will call the game, shown nationally on FS1.
Wyatt Thompson (play-by-play), Stan Weber (analyst), and Matt Walters (sidelines) will call the game for the K-State Sports Network on terrestrial radio, Sirius Channel 105, XM Channel84, and the TuneIn app.
Sick of hearing that it is time for him to retire, Bill Snyder finds a weakness in TCU’s defense and exploits it early and often. By the time TCU coach Gary Patterson is able to plug the hole, K-State’s lead is too big to overcome. Wildcats win 30-21.