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Thursday Links O' War: November 6, 2014

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Kansas State at TCU primer | ESPN

Back in the summer, most people in Big 12 land had Nov. 8 circled on the calendar. This was going to be the big week that Baylor at Oklahoma met with a Big 12 title and possible a College Football Playoff spot on the line.

The Implications of TCU vs. Kansas State | CBS DFW

Things to watch in Week 11 of the Big 12 Conference season, when two huge games Saturday will impact the upper half of the standings.

TCU football notes: Catalon has not practiced yet this week | Fort Worth Star Telegram

TCU coach Gary Patterson said he won’t have an update on running back B.J. Catalon until Friday.

When talking turnovers, TCU forces the issue | Houston Chronicle

TCU senior cornerback Kevin White and his defensive teammates have a favorite time for bonding each week.

Five things TCU fans need to know about Kansas State | Dallas Morning News

The Horned Frogs and Wildcats are both clawing at a playoff berth and Big 12 title, but need to get through each other to have a shot.

How TCU's Trevone Boykin went from borderline QB to Heisman hopeful | Dallas Morning News

Eight games into his junior season at TCU, Boykin ranks fourth nationally in total offense and 11th in passing yards per game. His CFP No. 6 Frogs (7-1, 4-1 Big 12) enter Saturday’s game against No. 7 Kansas State (7-1, 5-0) contending for the Big 12 title and a spot in the College Football Playoff.

College football playoff prediction: Don't count out TCU | Washington Post

TCU, however, could be a dark horse. ESPN has the Horn Frogs projected to finish with a 10.3-1.7 record, but give them a 43.5 percent chance to win out against the 56th hardest schedule.

K-State builds elite team with walk-ons, under-the-radar signees | Fort Worth Star Telegram

The Wildcats’ signing classes are panned each February. Yet the team plays its way into the Big 12 title chase, more often than not, each November.

TCU Men's Basketball Begins Journey Thursday with Exhibition |

The TCU men's basketball program will open its 2014-15 season Thursday night with an exhibition contest against Tarleton State. Start time is set for 7:00 p.m. CT inside Wilkerson-Greines and admission is free to the public. Fans not able to attend the exhibition contest against the Texans can follow it live on Gametracker and Twitter.