TCU travels northbound on I-35 this week to take on the Fighting Charlie Coronaries in Lawrence, Kansas - The Frogs coming off an absolute demolishing of Grambling State in their season/home opener and the Jayhawks fresh off a loss to Rice. TO RICE. AT HOME.
TCU didn't open up their bag of tricks much last week, as the game was over pretty much as soon as Grambling lined up to punt on their first possession and freshman Deante Gray took his first collegiate touch to the house. The defense was dominant, the offense was near perfect, and special teams was record breaking. Even though this game has a huge spread, it's still a conference game on the road, and you would expect Kansas to put up at least a bit of a fight in front of the home fans, who might actually show up since it's not yet basketball season.
The Kansas O, QB'ed by Notre Dame transfer Dayne Crist (and if you can't quarterback at ND, can you really quarterback anywhere?) is going to have a rough week, as the Bumpstache releases the hounds and throws more blitzes at KU than he has to use against Grambling. Maponga, who had a vicious sack on Saturday gets another tomorrow, and Devonte Fields continues his strong start with a sack and two tackles for loss. The secondary also wreaks havoc, with another pick and a forced fumble that halts a potential Kansas scoring drive. Crist leaves the game - either for performance or injury reasons, and the Kansas fans starts counting down until Midnight Madness by noon as TCU starts off conference play with a bang and a 45 - 17 win.
I will be heading up to Lawrence for TCU's opening Big 12 game, and hope to see another dominant victory. In the comments, let's hear your predictions for score, Pachall's total yardage, leading rusher, and whether TCU will have more total yards than Charlie Weis has total pounds.