TCU a three touchdown (plus) favorite over the Cyclones

Sep 10, 2016; Fort Worth, TX, USA; TCU Horned Frogs quarterback Kenny Hill (7) throws during the first quarter against the Arkansas Razorbacks at Amon G. Carter Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

As expected, Iowa State is a massive underdog in a week three road trip to TCU (11:00 a.m. on FS1).

After losing to FCS Northern Iowa in week one and following it up by being drubbed 42-3 by rival Iowa a week later, the Cyclones have opened as 22-point dogs to the Horned Frogs, who lost to Arkansas in double-overtime on Saturday night.

TCU, who struggled to defeat South Dakota State at home in week one, currently has the third (tied) ranked offense in America. Surprisingly, it’s been Gary Patterson’s defense that has had issues during the first two games of the season. On that side of the football, the Horned Frogs’ scoring defense is ranked 119th giving up 41 points per game.

Chris Williams


Chris was hired as Cyclone Fanatic’s publisher in the fall of 2009. He is Iowa State football's postgame show host on the Cyclone Radio Network and can be heard daily from 4-7 on Des Moines' top-rated sports station, 1460 KXnO. Williams, a 2007 graduate of Iowa State’s Greenlee School of Journalism, is the former publisher of the old ( He has also written for the Des Moines Register, the Ames Tribune, and is the former sports director at KMA Radio. When Williams isn’t working, you can usually find him doing something outdoors with his wife Ashley, daughter Camryn, and Golden Retriever Dierks. He enjoys golfing, boating, country music, the Minnesota Vikings, Atlanta Braves and is passionate about any and all motor sports so finding Williams at a local dirt track is very common.