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K-State Slate: 11.8.14 - Clash of the Purples

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It's the biggest game in the Big 12 as two top 10 teams take the field. Expect purple.

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More TCU-specific content dropped yesterday. TB's Kicking the Tires piece analyzes the key matchups in this game.

Jon Morse talks to our purple cousin, HawkeyedFrog, from Frogs O'War in the K-State Q&A, and Jon returns the favor for FOW in their K-State Six Shooter.

PurpleBrunette's Week 9 Injury Report gives us the scoop on who's in and who's out for both teams.

Finally, last but definitely not least, here's Jon's How to Watch post, featuring all your gameday details.

It's finally here! Nobody expected this game to be the Big 12's biggest game, but that's exactly what we're getting with TCU against Kansas State.

Gary Patterson says K-State fans called him names last year in Manhattan, so the shine is off the purple rose for him.

Arne Green (HutchNews) suggests TCU presents double trouble for the Wildcats, because their defense is as good as predicted and their offense is surprisingly explosive.

Chip Rouse (Talking 12) thinks Kansas State's red zone consistency will be the difference today. The Wildcats are 39 of 42 in red zone attempts this year. That is also more trips inside the red zone than any Big 12 team other than Baylor.

According to Tim Bisel (Topeka Capital-Journal), Jake Waters will look to flip the script on TCU, and although he does not have Boykin's gaudy stats this year, he may not need them if he (and the rest of the team) plays mistake-free.

This preview from USA Today suggests that Waters needs to use his dual-threat ability to avoid TCU's Paul Dawson and toss the ball to less likely targets like TE Zach Trujillo.

Carlos Mendez (Fort Worth Star-Telegram) thinks TCU's hope for success rests on being physical against Kansas State.

This is a monster weekend of college football.

The Collegian has plenty of Kansas State-TCU coverage this week. Austin Earl breaks down the game by the numbers, while Adam Suderman interviews Jake Trotter of ESPN.

Suderman also has a great profile piece on Morgan Burns who is finally putting together a good season.

Bill Connelly previews the Kansas State-TCU game, and leans purple (i.e. the right kind of purple). Meanwhile, Spencer Hall reminds us to stop worrying about the playoffs and just enjoy the ride.

Since K-State is playing a night game (with Gus Johnson!) this week, the Slate is your Open Thread for the early games. Here's the rest of your Big 12 schedule (all times GOTZ. Duh).

ON YOUR TV DIAL

Baylor at Oklahoma (11:00 AM; FS1/FoxSportsGo)
West Virginia at Texas (2:30 PM; FS1/FoxSportsGo)
Iowa State at Kansas (2:30 PM; FSN Affiliates/FoxSportsGo)

As always, complete TV listings are available HERE. Also, check out the Week 11 College Football Schedule.

Happy birthday to every BotC member ever!

I'm off to sit outside for four hours in 35F weather. It better be worth it.

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