Mary's College 18—10 on that date. Other sources name Kansas State's first game as a 24—0 victory over a team from Abilene, Kansason November 3, Often, the coaches also played with the team during the games. Dietzwho became a justice of the Illinois Supreme Court. The pattern changed when Mike Ahearn became the first long-term coach in
Kickoff: Saturday, Oct. Darius Anderson is the workhorse, and when he's rolling, so is TCU's offense.
The Horned Frogs average 41 points a game when Anderson rushes for more than yards and 31 points per game when he does not. Suffice to say, head coach Gary Patterson wants to get the ball in Anderson's hands as often as he can, which also takes pressure off of his young quarterback, Max Duggan.
The freshman signal-caller has been extremely efficient so far in , tossing nine touchdown passes and no interceptions. That said, Anderson's consistency is part of what makes that possible. As a result, quarterback Skylar Thompson needs to figure out a way to push the ball downfield efficiently enough for TCU to back out of the box and give his running backs some room to work.
He was able to do that early on in the season but has sputtered as of late.
He's completing just 43 percent of his passes for an average of yards with two touchdowns and an interception over his last three games. Perhaps the bye week was what Thompson and the Kansas State offense needed to figure things out.
If the Wildcats can't find that balance and efficiency, they'll have a tough time scoring points — just as they have in their last two outings 25 combined in losses to Oklahoma State and Baylor.
Final Analysis Kansas State has run into a couple of solid teams over the last two weeks, both with some elite superstars on the offensive side of the ball.
This allowed Baylor and Oklahoma State to put pressure on the Wildcats to keep up, thus taking them out of their comfort zone. I don't believe TCU has the athletes to get that done on Saturday. The Wildcats are slightly more battle-tested and will be motivated at home to get back on the winning track.
Look for Kansas State head coach Chris Klieman to figure out a way to pressure TCU's young quarterback into finally making some mistakes with the football.
A turnover or two will be the difference in this one. Scott, who is part of the Athlon Contributor Network.
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