TCU vs. Kansas State: Prediction, Spread, Big 12 Championship Game Odds, Live Stream, Watch Online, TV Channel

No. 3 TCU travels down the road to Arlington, Texas to take on No. 10 Kansas State in the Big 12 Championship Game. If the Horned Frogs walk away with a win, they could win their first trip to the College Football Playoffs. TCU put on its most complete performance of the season last week with a dominant 62-14 win over Iowa State, more than doubling the highest total the ISU’s touted defense has allowed this season.

Kansas State has three losses, but the Wildcats have been rolling since losing to TCU 38-28 in October. K-State defeated Big 12 preseason favorites Oklahoma State and Baylor by a combined 79-3, and it was a late fumble by Adrian Martinez who defeated Texas. In their season finale, the Wildcats beat Kansas 23-7 to earn a 47-27 win from 229 all-purpose yards ahead of running back Deuce Vaughn.

Neither TCU nor Kansas State have won an overall conference championship since the league transitioned to a round-robin game schedule in 2012. The Wildcats shared the 2012 crown with Oklahoma, while TCU shared the 2014 title with Baylor. This is Kansas State’s first trip to the Big 12 Championship Game since its return in 2017, making it the sixth straight year that a team has made its debut.

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Impact on Playoffs: Eight years ago, TCU ranked No. 3 in the penultimate College Football Playoff rankings but was ultimately left out after sharing a Big 12 championship with Baylor. This time around, the Frogs are in 3rd place and have a conference championship game to give their playoff case an emphatic exclamation point. TCU is one of three unbeaten programs to remain in America after playing at the nation’s deepest conference. However, with Ohio State within striking distance, the Horned Frogs need to win to guarantee a trip to the playoffs.

Second recording: The Frogs and Wildcats struggled in Fort Worth earlier this season with TCU emerging victorious 38-28. Kansas State took a 28-10 lead in the second quarter, but TCU running back Kendre Miller took over in the second half with two quick hits and the defense held K-State, who ran Deuce Vaughn down for 83 yards. Miller and receiver Quentin Johnston were thrashed, but both are expected to play.

Quarterback Fight: Kansas State started Adrian Martinez against TCU in October, but was forced to play in third place against Will Howard and Jake Rubley because of nagging quarterback problems. Howard helped lead a massive run against the Horned Frogs as TCU struggled to transition from defending a running quarterback to a passing quarterback. Now he will be the starting quarterback at AT&T Stadium. TCU has chosen Max Duggan, who has emerged as a legitimate contender for the Heisman Trophy. Duggan has 34 total touchdowns with just three interceptions and is completing a career-high 67% of his passes.

How to watch TCU vs. Kansas State live

date: Saturday 3 December | time: 12 p.m. ET
location: AT&T Stadium – Arlington, Texas
TV: ABC | Live broadcast: fuboTV (try for free)

TCU vs. Kansas State prediction, tips

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Kansas State topped TCU for most of its first matchup in Fort Worth before quarterback injuries, but the Frogs have improved mightily over the past month. TCU effortlessly scored 62 points against Iowa State despite missing key elements and certainly has the earlier matchup against K-State in mind. In a rematch, take the better team on top – that’s TCU. Prognosis: TCU -2.5

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