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Staff Picks: TCU at Iowa State

The Horned Frog Insider staff makes their predictions for the Horned Frogs matchup with the Cyclones.

Brad Hardcastle: Iowa State has a pretty decent offense that can give TCU's defense a lot of problems. But the Cyclones' defense is filled with holes, which was apparent in their blowout loss to Texas Tech last weekend. If Trevone Boykin has time, he will pick a part the defense and the Frogs will win big. Prediction: TCU 63, Iowa State 24 

Mitchell Stehly: Iowa State's crowd is going to bring it come Saturday night. It should be a crazy environment under the lights. I expect close game early but I see TCU pulling away late. There is no stopping Josh Doctson. It's no longer bold to predict a three touchdown performance from him. I'm looking for Kyle Hicks to get more touches to compliment Aaron Green in the backfield. Final score prediction: TCU - 42 Iowa State - 23 

J.D. Moore: This will be the fourth P5 road opponent for TCU this season, and the third in four weeks. It's been tough going for the Frogs during those games, but a struggling Iowa State should be overmatched by TCU's explosive offense. Expect TCU to put up points and cover the 20-point spread. Frogs win 51-14. 

Mike Garland: Ten years ago TCU and Iowa State met in a bowl game. TCU won that game 27-24. That was then, this is now. Expect this weeks match-up to be a larger margin of victory. One concern is playing out of the state of Texas but that shouldn't be as big of a factory this week as it's been in past weeks. Aaron Green keeps going and Boykin till keeps his name in the list of Heisman front-runners and.......... Turpin has a return for a touchdown. Prediction: TCU 52, ISU 17


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