After a rough start to the conference slate, K-State tries to rebound against what should be a more manageable opponent.
The TCU Horned Frogs (3-2, 1-1 Big 12) come to Manhattan to face the Kansas State Wildcats (3-2, 0-2 Big 12).
Two weeks ago, K-State looked terrible in a loss to 31-12 loss to Baylor, while TCU got blown out at Iowa State 49-24. Both teams were off last week.
Two years ago, the all-time series between K-State and TCU was tied. But the Frogs have won the last two to take a 7-5 advantage and a 4-3 lead since TCU joined the Big 12.
TCU opened as a 2.5 point favorite, and they’ve inched up to 3.5 as of tonight. The point line is 44.5, which translates to a 25-22 win for the visitors.
It’s a weird time slot this weekend, with a 1:30 p.m. Saturday kickoff time at Bill Snyder Family Stadium (capacity 50,000) in Manhattan. It should be a beautiful day for football, with temperature at kickoff expected to be around 66 degrees, no rain in sight, and winds under 10 mph.
As of Friday night, there are still quite a few seats directly available from the ticket office in the southeast corner ($25-75) and in the east-side upper deck ($15-30), as well as scattered tickets on the west-side corners.
The game will air on the FSN regionals, which shouldn’t present a problem to viewers with expanded sports packages. For those who don’t, there’s a problem: there is a Blues-Canadiens game on FOX Midwest which takes precedence, so locally the game will only air on
FOX Sports KC FOX Midwest Plus and thus may not include your local area even in Kansas. If you’re in Texas or Oklahoma without access to FSKC, you also have a problem because both networks will instead be carrying Stars-Penguins, although the game will air on FOX Southwest Plus.
For those outside the area, the game will additionally air on MSG, FOX SUN (Florida), FOX North (Minneapolis), and FOX West (SoCal, Nevada, and Hawai’i), and other FOX networks may also be carrying the game but just haven’t updated the program guide yet. The crew in the booth will consist of Justin Kutcher (play-by-play) with Petros Papadakis and Shane Vereen (analysts).
The K-State Sports Network’s A team of Wyatt Thompson (play-by-play), Stan Weber (analyst), and Matt Walters (sidelines) will call the game for radio. In addition to terrestrial radio, the game will be carried on Sirius channel 111, XM Channel 202, and the TuneIn app.
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