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    Star QB Chandler Morris and the TCU Horned Frogs (3-2) play the Iowa State Cyclones (2-3) on Saturday at 8:00 PM ET at Jack Trice Stadium.

    The Horned Frogs are favored, but by less than a touchdown (-6.5), against the Cyclones. The over/under for this matchup is 51 points.

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    Game Info for TCU vs. Iowa State

    • Game Day: Saturday, October 7, 2023
    • Game Time: 8:00 PM ET
    • TV Channel: Fox Sports 2
    • Location: Ames, Iowa
    • Stadium: Jack Trice Stadium
    TCU vs Iowa State Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
    TCU -6.5 -110 -110 51 -111 -109 -236 +192

    TCU Pick Insights

    • TCU has covered the spread twice in four games this season.
    • TCU is 2-2 against the spread when favored by 6.5 points or more this season.
    • TCU has combined with its opponent to go over in one of four games with a set total (25%).

    TCU Stats & Insights

    • TCU ranks 69th in total defense this season (370.6 yards allowed per game), but has been shining on the offensive side of the ball, ranking 13th-best in the FBS with 487.4 total yards per game.
    • TCU ranks 37th in scoring offense (34.8 points per game) and 42nd in scoring defense (21 points allowed per game) this season.
    • TCU has struggled defensively against the pass, ranking 23rd-worst in the FBS (262.4 passing yards allowed per game) this season. However, the Horned Frogs rank 23rd-best on offense, averaging 293.8 passing yards per game.
    • TCU ranks 31st in run offense (193.6 rushing yards per game) and 31st in run defense (108.2 rushing yards allowed per game) this year.
    • On offense, TCU ranks 54th in the FBS with a 42.7% third-down conversion rate. Meanwhile, the team’s defense ranks 65th in third-down conversion rate allowed (108.2).
    • With seven forced turnovers (53rd in the FBS) against six turnovers committed (49th in the FBS), TCU’s +1+1 turnover margin ranks 46th in college football.

    TCU’s Best Players

    • Morris has thrown for 1,415 yards, completing 65.9% of his passes and tossing 11 touchdowns and three interceptions this season. He’s also run for 235 yards (47 ypg) on 40 carries with three rushing touchdowns.
    • Emani Bailey has 538 rushing yards on 100 carries with two touchdowns.
    • John Paul Richardson’s 272 yards as a receiver lead the team. He’s been targeted 24 times and has collected 17 catches and one touchdown.
    • Warren Thompson has hauled in 12 receptions totaling 159 yards, finding the end zone one time as a receiver so far this campaign.
    • Jared Wiley’s 16 receptions are good enough for 138 yards and three touchdowns.
    • Paul Oyewale has three sacks to pace the team, and also has four TFL and 13 tackles.
    • TCU’s leading tackler, Namdi Obiazor, has 39 tackles, two TFL, and one sack this year.
    • Bud Clark has picked off a team-leading two passes. He also has nine tackles and two passes defended to his name.

    Iowa State Betting Insights

    • Iowa State is 1-3-0 against the spread this season.
    • Iowa State has not yet covered the spread as underdogs of 6.5 points or more this season (0-1).
    • In Iowa State’s four games with a set total, two have hit the over (50%).

    Iowa State Pick Insights

    • Iowa State ranks 15th-worst in total yards per game (317), but it has been more productive defensively, ranking 47th in the FBS with 338.6 total yards surrendered per contest.
    • Iowa State has been sputtering on offense, ranking 22nd-worst in the FBS with 20.8 points per game. It has been better on defense, giving up 23.2 points per contest (53rd-ranked).
    • From an offensive angle, Iowa State is posting 220.4 passing yards per game (86th-ranked). It ranks 52nd in the FBS defensively (215 passing yards allowed per game).
    • Iowa State ranks 13th-worst in rushing yards per game (96.6), but it has been more productive defensively, ranking 49th in the FBS with 123.6 rushing yards conceded per contest.
    • Iowa State’s third-down offense has been a bottom-25 unit this season, putting up a 30.6% third-down percentage, which ranks 10th-worst in the FBS. On the defensive side of the ball, it ranks 29th with a 32.9% third-down rate surrendered.
    • Iowa State owns a +1 turnover margin this season, which ranks 46th in the FBS.

    Iowa State’s Best Players

    • Rocco Becht has racked up 1,085 yards (217 ypg) while completing 60.5% of his passes and collecting nine touchdown passes with five interceptions this season. He’s also run for 58 yards with one touchdown.
    • Cartevious Norton has run the ball 45 times for 143 yards.
    • Abu Sama III has compiled 133 yards on 32 carries.
    • Jaylin Noel’s 250 receiving yards (50 yards per game) are best on his team. He has 24 catches on 37 targets with two touchdowns.
    • Jayden Higgins has 16 receptions (on 28 targets) for a total of 244 yards (48.8 yards per game) and three touchdowns this year.
    • Daniel Jackson has racked up 168 reciving yards (33.6 ypg) and two touchdowns this season.
    • Caleb Bacon has collected two sacks to lead the team, while also recording six TFL and 19 tackles.
    • Beau Freyler, Iowa State’s top tackler, has 27 tackles, one TFL, one sack, and one interception this year.
    • Jeremiah Cooper has a team-high four interceptions to go along with 19 tackles, one TFL, and four passes defended.
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