The magnitude of the game speaks for itself, so much so that Kansas State Coach Bill Snyder did not bother fretting about the Wildcats’ focus for Saturday night’s Big 12 Conference showdown with Texas Christian.
No. 6 TCU will be without leading rusher B.J. Catalon on Saturday night against No. 7 Kansas State because of an upper body injury.
For as dominant as the Horned Frogs' offense has looked thus far, Saturday's matchup with Kansas Sate could be its toughest test, and TCU's hopes for a playoff bid hang in the balance.
The CFP No. 6 Frogs (7-1, 4-1 Big 12) finish a demanding stretch of the schedule by facing No. 7 Kansas State (7-1, 5-0) at Amon Carter Stadium. It is TCU’s fifth game in six weeks against a team ranked among the top 20 at the start of play.
TCU, second in the country in scoring at 48.0 points per game and third in total offense, may well have to grind out every bit of success it finds.
This one is the closest thing the Big 12 will have to a conference championship game in 2014. With a 5-0 conference record, Kansas State controls its own destiny in the conference and can still get a share of the title with a loss to the Horned Frogs. But the Wildcats early season loss to Auburn has K-State on the outside looking in for the College Football Playoff.