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TCU News: “We feel comfortable with both guys.”

Kansas State expects to deploy two quarterbacks vs. the Horned Frogs on Saturday

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Avery Johnson, Will Howard to Split Reps Against TCU | Heartland College Sports

The Wildcats were struggling to make things happen under Will Howard in Lubbock, but when Johnson came in, it seemed to inject energy into the K-State offense, powering them to a 38-21 win behind a whopping five rushing touchdowns from Johnson.

“What we learned from this past Saturday is that we’ve seen Will play at a really high level and be successful, and then we saw Avery play at a high level and be successful,” head coach Chris Klieman told media on Tuesday. “So we feel comfortable with both guys.”

Three keys to TCU’s Big 12 title rematch at Kansas State | Fort Worth Star-Telegram

With both teams turning to backup quarterbacks, there’s a lot of unknowns for Saturday night’s game which will make this one of the more fun Three Reasons Why this season.

So, let’s get to it. Here are three reasons why TCU will upset Kansas State or suffer another heartbreak to the Wildcats:

Know Your Opponent: K-State faces TCU in defining rematch The Collegian

Matchup to watch: K-State’s secondary vs. TCU’s aerial assault

TCU faces a possibly fragile Wildcat secondary that has suffered from injury. After struggling and falling to Oklahoma, K-State rebounded. The Wildcats are coming off of their best defensive performance against a conference opponent this season, recording three interceptions against Texas Tech.

K-State Wildcats Collin Klein talks quarterback plan vs. TCU | The Wichita Eagle

Fans can expect to see both Howard and Johnson in some capacity, regardless of who ends up taking the first snap.

“We have been repping them both at practice,” K-State offensive coordinator Collin Klein said. “I thought both of them have had a pretty good week. I don’t know who will take the first one. I would expect both of them to obviously play and be a part of it and contribute. We will finish up this last day of prep and have a meeting tomorrow morning and then put an exact plan together.”

Late Kick: Is Kansas State on upset alert against TCU? | CBSSports.com

In this excerpt from Late Kick Live, Josh Pate examines the upset potential in the TCU vs Kansas State matchup.

K-State trying to remain in Big 12 title hunt in championship game rematch with TCU | USA Today

KEY MATCHUP
TCU QB Josh Hoover against the Kansas State pass defense, which struggled against Oklahoma State but looked better against Texas Tech. The redshirt freshman threw for 439 yards and four touchdowns, each to a different receiver, in his first career start a week ago, leading the Horned Frogs to a 44-11 win over BYU. Hoover took the place of Chandler Morris, who had sprained the MCL in his left knee.