TCU has had a multitude of players step up in big situations throughout the season. From Ben Banogu, to Darius Anderson, to Ranthony Texada, big players have made big plays. Here are the picks to click for this Saturday against Kansas State.
1. Chris Bradley | DT
Bradley has quietly put together a fantastic season. Of course, he’s been overshadowed by Banogu, Ross Blacklock, and Corey Bethley, but Bradley has recorded an interception, and a blocked kick so far this season. I think he steps up again this weekend to wreak havoc in Kansas State’s backfield. He’s been the beneficiary of playing alongside great defensive linemen, but that shouldn’t detract from the fact that he’s also been very, very good through five games this season.
2. Kyle Hicks | RB
In Hicks’ second game of the season (SMU), he ran the ball 11 times for 84 yards in the first half before he had to leave the game with an injury. This is, once again, Hicks’ second game back from missing a game with injury, and I have high hopes for a first-half repeat (minus the injury). With all the talk about Darius Anderson, Hicks still has the ability, when healthy, to take over a football game.
3. Nick Orr | S
Orr had an interception against West Virginia on Saturday, his second of the season. He’s also TCU’s second-leading tackler on the season with 31. On the flip side, Orr has also been the victim of a few big plays. He got caught on a trick play against SMU, and was the coverage guy on West Virginia’s longest touchdown of the afternoon last week, but he’s been mostly solid in coverage this season. I think he gets his third pick of the year on Saturday against Kansas State, and makes a few good stops in coverage.
4. Kenny Hill | QB
Hill’s stat line on Saturday against WVU wasn’t the greatest, but he did what the Frogs needed him to do to get the win. The trifecta of touchdowns on Saturday, and his general performance all season, makes Hill kind of an obvious pick to click, but here we are. He’s the guy that makes this whole thing go, and against a good Kansas State defense, I think he shows us exactly what he’s capable of doing.