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Star quarterback Jalon Daniels and the Kansas Jayhawks (5-0) face the TCU Horned Frogs (4-0) on Saturday at 12:00 PM ET, at David Booth Memorial Stadium (Lawrence, KS).
The Horned Frogs are solid favorites (-7) in their matchup against the Jayhawks, with the over/under at 67.5 points. (On the moneyline, the Horned Frogs are -277 and the Jayhawks are +214.)
Game Info and Betting Lines for TCU vs. Kansas
- Game Day: Saturday, October 8, 2022
- Game Time: 12:00 PM ET
- TV Channel: Fox Sports 1
- Location: Lawrence, Kansas
- Stadium: David Booth Memorial Stadium (Lawrence, KS)
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TCU Betting Insights
- Kansas has gone 5-0-0 ATS this year.
- Kansas is 2-0 against the spread so far this season when playing as at least 7-point underdogs.
- Three of Kansas’ five games with a set total have hit the over (60%).
TCU Stats & Insights
- On the offensive side of the ball, TCU has been a top-25 unit, ranking second-best in the FBS by averaging 549.5 yards per game. The defense ranks 65th (368.5 yards allowed per game).
- TCU ranks 46th in scoring defense this season (22.0 points allowed per game), but has been shining on offense, ranking second-best in the FBS with 48.5 points per game.
- TCU ranks 93rd in pass defense this season (248.3 passing yards allowed per game), but has been playing really well on the offensive side of the ball, ranking 21st-best in the FBS with 297.8 passing yards per game.
- TCU owns the 42nd-ranked defense this season in terms of rushing yards (120.3 rushing yards allowed per game), and has been better offensively, ranking sixth-best with 251.8 rushing yards per game.
- Offensively, TCU has been a top-25 unit in terms of third-down efficiency, ranking 16th-best in the FBS by averaging a 50.0% third-down percentage. The defense ranks 87th on defense (40.6% third-down conversion rate allowed).
- TCU has forced five total turnovers (96th in the FBS) this season and have turned it over one time (first in the FBS) for +4a turnover margin of +4, 26th-ranked in college football.
TCU’s Best Players
- Max Duggan has thrown for 997 yards (249.3 ypg) to lead TCU, completing 74.5% of his passes and collecting 11 touchdown passes this season. He’s also contributed in the ground game with 149 rushing yards on 23 carries with two rushing touchdowns.
- The team’s top rusher, Kendre Miller, has carried the ball 51 times for 386 yards (96.5 per game), scoring five times.
- Emari Demercado has been handed the ball 24 times this year and racked up 182 yards (45.5 per game) with four touchdowns.
- Taye Barber’s 208 yards as a receiver lead the team. He’s been targeted 18 times and has registered 11 catches and one touchdown.
- Derius Davis has caught 14 passes for 158 yards (39.5 yards per game) and two touchdowns this year.
- Gunnar Henderson has a total of 149 receiving yards so far this year, grabbing six throws and scoring one touchdown.
- Dee Winters has 3.5 sacks to pace the team, and also has 4.0 TFL and 19 tackles.
- Jamoi Hodge is the team’s leading tackler this year. He’s collected 21 tackles, 1.0 TFL, and 0.5 sacks.
- Josh Newton has picked off a team-high two passes. He also has eight tackles, 2.0 TFL, and two passes defended to his name.
Kansas Betting Insights
- So far this season, Kansas has put together a 5-0-0 record against the spread.
- Kansas is a perfect 2-0 against the spread when an underdog by 7 points or more this year.
- The teams have hit the over in three of Kansas’ five games with a set total.
Kansas Stats & Insights
- Kansas is posting 420.0 total yards per contest on offense this season (59th-ranked). Meanwhile, it is surrendering 382.6 total yards per game (78th-ranked).
- Kansas’ defense ranks 62nd in the FBS with 24.0 points surrendered per contest, but it has been led by its offense, which ranks 12th-best by racking up 41.6 points per contest.
- Kansas ranks 105th in passing yards per game (201.4), but it has been less effective on the defensive side of the ball, ranking 24th-worst in the FBS with 267.0 passing yards surrendered per contest.
- Kansas’ run defense ranks 39th in the FBS with 115.6 rushing yards allowed per game, but it has been carried by its offense, which ranks 17th-best by accumulating 218.6 rushing yards per game.
- Kansas’ third-down offense has been leading the charge for the team, as it ranks third-best in the FBS with a 60.0% third-down conversion rate. In terms of defense, it is allowing a 38.5% third-down rate, which ranks 74th.
- After forcing seven turnovers (61st in the FBS) and turning the ball over five times (29th in the FBS) this season, Kansas sports the 40th-ranked turnover margin of +2.
Kansas’ Best Players
- Daniels has thrown for 983 yards on 73-of-107 passing with 11 touchdowns and one interception this season. He has chipped on the ground, as well, with 329 yards and five rushing touchdowns.
- Devin Neal has rushed 49 times for 333 yards, with four touchdowns.
- Luke Grimm has hauled in 208 receiving yards on 19 receptions to pace his squad so far this season while scoring two touchdowns as a receiver.
- Lawrence Arnold has 14 receptions (on 24 targets) for a total of 194 yards (38.8 yards per game) and one touchdown this year.
- Quentin Skinner has racked up 134 reciving yards (26.8 ypg) and one touchdown this season.
- Lonnie Phelps has 5.0 sacks to lead the team, and also has 7.0 TFL and 17 tackles.
- Kansas’ top-tackler, Rich Miller, has 26 tackles and 1.0 TFL this year.
- Jacobee Bryant has a team-high two interceptions to go along with 12 tackles and two passes defended.