Here's why the game between the Horned Frogs and Jayhawks is in primetime.
The most-confusing kickoff time of college football's Week 8 is the one between Kansas and TCU.
The Jayhawks and Horned Frogs will, for some reason, be kicking off in primetime on FOX.
Kansas and TCU are set for an 8 p.m. E.T. kickoff.
Here's why FOX made the pick, from cjonline:
Derek Crocker, senior director of collegiate sports for FOX Sports, told The Topeka Capital-Journal the decision was based on a multitude of factors.
“For us, we obviously want top-ranked teams, interesting storylines,” Crocker said. “We’d done some homework before going into this pick, knowing TCU and Kansas have played some fairly tight games the past few years.”
The Jayhawks haven’t lost to the Horned Frogs by more than two touchdowns since TCU (6-0, 3-0) entered the Big 12 in 2012 and have dropped the last three contests by a combined margin of 11 points, including last year’s one-point defeat at Memorial Stadium.
ESPN's Football Power Index does not expect the game to be close.
The FPI gives TCU a 99 percent chance to win.