- Associated Press - Thursday, November 12, 2015

Kansas (0-9, 0-6 Big 12) at No. 13 TCU (8-1, 5-1, No. 15 CFP), noon (FS1)

Line: TCU by 45 1/2.

Series Record: TCU leads 19-8-4

WHAT’S AT STAKE

Coming off its first loss and with its playoff hopes severely damaged, TCU needs to bounce back with the expected victory to remain in contention for a share of the Big 12 title and another appearance in one of the New Year’s six games. Kansas has three more chances to avoid being the first Power Five conference team since Washington in 2008 to go winless.

KEY MATCHUP

All the youngsters on both sides. Kansas is rebuilding this season with first-year coach David Beaty, using 39 first-time players this season - the only FBS team with more than TCU’s 37. The Jayhawks have used 33 first-time starters, matching Central Florida for the most. TCU, still contending for another Big 12 title, is next with 24.

PLAYERS TO WATCH

Kansas: Freshman QB Ryan Willis has thrown a touchdown in five consecutive games. But the Jayhawks’ third starting quarterback this season has also been sacked 18 times and thrown six interceptions in that stretch.

TCU: Aaron Green is on pace to be TCU’s first 1,000-yard rusher in five seasons. The senior running back has 796 yards and nine touchdowns this season, averaging 5.3 yards per carry.

FACTS & FIGURES

Frogs QB Trevone Boykin leads the nation averaging 441 total yards a game, and has thrown a touchdown in 24 consecutive games, tied for the nation’s longest streak. … TCU still has an 11-game home winning streak. … No player on the Kansas roster has ever experienced a victory away from Memorial Stadium in Lawrence. The Jayhawks have lost 37 consecutive games away from home since winning at UTEP on Sept. 12, 2009. … TCU will recognize its seniors during a pregame ceremony, instead of the customary salute during the final home game, which is in two weeks against Baylor.

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