Iowa State vs. TCU: TV Schedule, Live Stream, Radio, Game Time and More

Donald Wood@@Donald_WoodFeatured ColumnistOctober 2, 2012

In one of the most underrated matchups of the weekend, the No. 15 TCU Horned Frogs will host the Iowa State Cyclones in what should be an amazing game.

While this should be an easy win for TCU, the feeling of being at home against a weaker team can cause complacency. If the Horned Frogs don’t take Iowa State seriously, the Cyclones have the talent to steal an upset victory.

No matter what you have to do Saturday to catch some of this game, don’t miss one of the most intriguing matchups of Week 6.


When: Saturday, Oct. 6 at 3:30 p.m. ET

Where: Amon G Carter Stadium, Fort Worth, Texas

Watch: Not Nationally Televised

Live Stream: TCU’s Frog Vision

Radio: Free Football Radio


Betting Line (via Covers)

Over/Under: 45.5, Spread: TCU (-11)

Of all the bets on college football this Saturday, this is the one to feel most comfortable with. With TCU’s tough defense and Iowa State’s flawed offense, this will be a low-scoring affair with the Horned Frogs winning by at least 11.


Injury Report (via USA Today)

Iowa State

Shaban Dika, OL, Out Indefinitely


Waymon James, RB, Out for Season

Danny Heiss, LB, Out Indefinitely

Ross Forrest, DE, Out for Season


BCS/Top-25 Implications

While Iowa State has no hopes of any BCS glory, TCU has a chance to shock the world once again by proving its move to the Big 12 was the correct decision. The Horned Frogs are looking to build momentum for their last four games, all of which come against ranked teams.

That will be quite the BCS resume.


TCU Player to Watch: Matthew Tucker, RB

Despite the fact that the Horned Frogs run several different offensive packages, senior running back Matthew Tucker is a huge part of what the team is trying to do in almost any scheme.

Over the last two games, though, the star hasn’t lived up to the hype.

With just 208 yards on 52 carries, the veteran should be breaking tackles and keeping drives alive, but has helped lead to more three-and-outs than needed. If the back doesn’t get it figured out fast, Tucker will struggle once again against Iowa State.


Iowa State Player to Watch: Steele Jantz, QB

If you look at senior Iowa State quarterback Steele Jantz’s numbers from this year, it is plain to see why the team has been struggling so far. With 804 yards in four games, the senior is averaging just over 200 yards passing per game.

That's terrible.

Add in the seven interceptions to match his seven touchdowns, and it's clear why the Cyclones aren’t going to win big games.

If Iowa State wants a chance to beat TCU, Jantz must keep his slate clean and be efficient. Whether he can do that against the vaunted Horned Frogs’ defense is another story, though.


Prediction: TCU 24, Iowa State 3

The TCU defense is only allowing 7.3 points so far this season, and their defense will be playing hard at home. With the power of the crowd behind them and Iowa State’s 90th-ranked offense, the Horned Frogs are going to destroy the Cyclones.

The biggest surprise struggle will come from the TCU offense. Normally a dangerous unit, the Iowa State defense is better than given credit for. If the Horned Frogs can’t solve the Cyclones' 17th-ranked defense, this could be even closer than predicted.

This isn't an upset special, but it could be if the ball starts to fall Iowa State's way.


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