TCU @ Iowa State
Current profile: TCU 5-6; Iowa State 6-5
What to know
The Iowa State Cyclones will be returning home from a two-game long road trip. Iowa State and the TCU Horned Frog will go head-to-head in a Big 12 battle at 4:30 p.m. ET on Friday at Jack Trice Stadium. TCU will move forward after a win while Cyclones will stumble after a defeat.
Iowa State came up against the Oklahoma Sooners last Saturday, with a score of 28-21. A Silver Pad for the State of Iowa is TE’s play Charlie Kolar, who caught 12 passes for a TD and 152 yards. That effort received made it the first match where Kolar received more than 100 yards.
Meanwhile, TCU narrowly escaped with a win as the team overcame the Kansas Jayhawks 31-28. The overall result was expected, but the Jayhawks turned it into a match that was more than the bookmakers predicted. RB Kendre Miller and WR Derius Davis was one of the main players for Horned Frogs as the former darted in a TD and 112 yards on 12 runs and the latter punched in a hasty touch in addition to catching six passes in 103 yards. That touchdown — a 56-yard hit in the third quarter — was one of the highlights of the competition.
This next game looks promising for the Cyclones, who are favored with a full 15. Now might not be the best time to pit Iowa State against the spread as they have let bettors down for the past two games in a row.
Iowa State is currently 6-5 while TCU stands in the mirror position 5-6. A few defensive stats to keep in mind while watching: Iowa State is 178th worst in the nation for touchdowns, with 17 points for the season. The Horned Frogs went through some struggles of their own as they stumbled into the match with the most rushed 244 encounters allowed nationally, having dropped 30 out of the season. Maybe one of these Achilles heels will get in the way of the losing team.
How to watch
- When: Friday at 4:30 p.m. ET
- Where: Jack Trice Stadium – Ames, Iowa
- TV: Fox Sports 1
- Streaming online: fuboTV (Free trial. Regional restrictions may apply.)
- Monitor: CBS Sports App
According to the latest news, Cyclones is a favorite 15 point opponent for Horned Frogs college football odds.
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Iowa State and TCU both have three wins in their last six games.
- September 26, 2020 – Iowa State 37 vs TCU 34
- October 5, 2019 – Iowa State 49 vs TCU 24
- September 29, 2018 – TCU 17 vs Iowa State 14
- October 28, 2017 – Iowa State 14 vs. TCU 7
- September 17, 2016 – TCU 41 vs Iowa State 20
- October 17, 2015 – TCU 45 vs Iowa State 21