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    On Saturday at 8:00 PM ET, the Iowa State Cyclones (2-3) will host the TCU Horned Frogs (3-2).

    The Horned Frogs are favored, but by less than a touchdown (-6.5), against the Cyclones. The over/under for this game is 52.5 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 1
    • 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 52.5 -111 -109 -239 +194

    TCU Pick Insights

    • TCU is 2-2-0 against the spread this season.
    • TCU has a 2-2 record against the spread in games it was favored by 6.5 points or more this season.
    • One of TCU’s four games with a set total has hit the over (25%).

    TCU Stats & Insights

    • TCU ranks 70th in total defense this season (370.6 yards allowed per game), but has been thriving on the other 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 43rd in scoring defense (21 points allowed per game) this year.
    • TCU sports the 23rd-best offense this season in terms of passing yards (293.8 passing yards per game), but ranks 21st-worst on the defensive side of the ball (262.4 passing yards allowed per game).
    • TCU ranks 32nd in run offense (193.6 rushing yards per game) and 31st in run defense (108.2 rushing yards allowed per game) this season.
    • From an offensive standpoint, TCU ranks 54th in the FBS with a 42.7% third-down conversion rate. Meanwhile, the team’s defense ranks 66th in third-down percentage allowed (108.2).
    • TCU ranks 47th in college football with a +1 turnover margin after forcing 7 turnovers (54th in the FBS) and committing six (49th in the FBS).

    TCU’s Best Players

    • Chandler Morris has been a dual threat for TCU so far this season. He has 1,415 passing yards, completing 65.9% of his passes and recording 11 touchdown passes and three interceptions this season. He’s rushed 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 leads his squad with 272 yards as a receiver. He’s racked up that yardage on 17 receptions (out of 24 targets) and scored one touchdown.
    • Warren Thompson has put together a 159-yard season so far with one touchdown, reeling in 12 passes on 14 targets.
    • Jared Wiley has hauled in 16 grabs for 138 yards, an average of 27.6 yards per game. He’s scored three times as a receiver this season.
    • Paul Oyewale has racked up three sacks to pace the team, while also recording four TFL and 13 tackles.
    • Namdi Obiazor is the team’s leading tackler this year. He’s racked up 39 tackles, two TFL, and one sack.
    • 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 has covered the spread once in four games this year.
    • Iowa State has not yet covered the spread as underdogs of 6.5 points or more this year (0-1).
    • Iowa State hase hit the over in two of four games with a set total (50%).

    Iowa State Pick Insights

    • Iowa State’s offense has been a bottom-25 unit in total offense this season, compiling 317 total yards per game, which ranks 13th-worst in the FBS. On the defensive side of the ball, it ranks 47th with 338.6 total yards ceded per contest.
    • Iowa State’s offense has been a bottom-25 unit this season, compiling 20.8 points per game, which ranks 22nd-worst in the FBS. On defense, it ranks 54th with 23.2 points allowed per contest.
    • From an offensive standpoint, Iowa State is compiling 220.4 passing yards per game (87th-ranked). It ranks 53rd in the FBS on defense (215 passing yards allowed per game).
    • Iowa State’s running game has been sputtering, ranking 12th-worst in the FBS with 96.6 rushing yards per game. It has been better on the defensive side of the ball, giving up 123.6 rushing yards per contest (51st-ranked).
    • Iowa State’s third-down offense has been a bottom-25 unit this season, putting up a 30.6% third-down percentage, which ranks ninth-worst in the FBS. On the defensive side of the ball, it ranks 30th with a 32.9% third-down rate allowed.
    • After forcing six turnovers (78th in the FBS) and turning the ball over five times (28th in the FBS) this season, Iowa State sports the 47th-ranked turnover margin of +1.

    Iowa State’s Best Players

    • Rocco Becht has recored 1,085 passing yards, or 217 per game, so far this season. He has completed 60.5% of his passes and has recorded nine touchdowns with five interceptions. He’s also helped out on the ground with 11.6 rushing yards per game while scoring as a runner one time.
    • Cartevious Norton has run the ball 45 times for 143 yards.
    • Abu Sama III has piled up 32 carries and totaled 133 yards.
    • Jaylin Noel has registered 24 catches this season and his team-high yardage total sits at 250 (50 yards per game). He’s been targeted 37 times and has two touchdowns.
    • Jayden Higgins has caught 16 passes and compiled 244 receiving yards (48.8 per game) with three touchdowns.
    • Daniel Jackson has racked up 168 reciving yards (33.6 ypg) and two touchdowns this season.
    • Caleb Bacon has two sacks to pace the team, and also has six TFL and 19 tackles.
    • Beau Freyler is the team’s top-tackler this year. He’s totaled 27 tackles, one TFL, one sack, and one interception.
    • Jeremiah Cooper has picked off a team-leading four passes. He also has 19 tackles, one TFL, and four passes defended to his name.
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