Week 9 College Football Breakdown with Joe Lisi: TCU vs. Iowa State

Friday, October 27, 2017 3:38 PM UTC

Friday, Oct. 27, 2017 3:38 PM UTC

Week 9 College Football breakdown with Joe Lisi: This is the companion article to Joe's picks on the TCU vs. Iowa State game on Saturday at 3:30 pm ET.

<p>[/]{"component":"oddswidget", "eventId":3187754, "sportsbooksIds":[43,139,1275,19,238], "LineTypeId":1, "PeriodTypeId":1 }[/]</p><h2><a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/betting-odds/college-football/tcu-horned-frogs-vs-iowa-state-cyclones-3187754/" title="Shop Live Odds For This Game">TCU Horned Frogs vs Iowa State Cyclones</a>  </h2><p><strong>Line: TCU -6.5</strong></p><p>Since 2013, TCU is 4-0 over Iowa State and has won those games by 25.2 ppg. TCU won 41-20 last year in Fort Worth.</p><p>Iowa State is ranked for the first time since 2005 and lost 4 games in 2016 to Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Baylor and Kansas State by a total of 25 points. This year the Cyclones lost two games to Iowa (44-41) and Texas (17-7) by a total of 13 points or 6.5 ppg.</p><p>TCU is averaging 56% of their third downs this season (1st in FBS) and is holding opposing offenses to 26% of their third-down opportunities this year.</p><p>Quarterback Kenny Hill has completed 70% of his passes for 1,728 yards with 15 touchdowns and 3 interceptions this year.</p><p>TCU is averaging 198 rushing yards per game and is passing for 268 yards per game through the air this season.</p><p>The Horned Frogs are allowing 80 rushing yards per game and are giving up 210 passing yards to opposing offenses this season.</p><p>Iowa State is coming off of a solid road win over Texas Tech 31-13 in which they rushed for 208 yards and passed for 192 yards in Lubbock last Saturday.</p><p>Cyclones quarterback Kyle Kempt is completing 69% of his passes for 657 yards with 7 touchdowns and 1 interception. Iowa State’s offensive line is playing very well this year and is allowing 9 sacks through the first seven games this year.</p><p>Wide receivers Hakeem Butler and Allan Lazard have combined for 56 receptions for 8 touchdowns and match-up very well against the TCU defenders in bump and run overage.</p><p>Iowa State is converting 38% of their third downs this season and did convert 8 of 16 attempts last weekend against the Red Raiders.</p><p>Defensively, the Cyclones are holding the opposing offense to 120 rushing yards per game have been a very opportunistic team that enters this +8 in turnover margin.</p><p>TCU does have a game with Texas the following week and playing in Ames is never an easy place to play. Expect a crazy atmosphere for Kenny Hill and company and Iowa State seems to be building momentum at just the right time in the season.</p><p>Matt Campbell is an aggressive coach and the fact that Iowa State defeated Oklahoma on the road in Norman should give this team confidence heading into this contest.</p>
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