There’s already plenty of players that could possibly be out for TCU, and everyone is well aware of all the injuries that Iowa State has dealt with. So who’s left on either squad to actually watch?
Chris Hackett (TCU safety, #1, So.)
Hackett has been an incredible sophomore safety that’s led a tough defense. He leads the team with 63 total tackles (35 solo) and three interceptions, and also forced two fumbles. He’s an all-around smart defender that’s making a big impact.
Grant Rohach (ISU quarterback, #3, Fr.)
He’s listed as the starter, so we expect that he’ll be in at kickoff. He’s becoming a solid mobile quarterback and has improved every week. Now, how differently will he handle starting a game, and can he give the Cyclones a jolt at the start?
Paul Dawson (TCU linebacker, #47, Jr.)
The Horned Frogs are known for their defense, so here’s another one. Dawson has two less total tackles than Hackett, but has seven tackles for loss and has an interception. He fed on a weak Kansas offensive line, and the same could happen against the Cyclones.
Jeremiah George (ISU linebacker, #52, Sr.)
Expect George to have another day with double-digit tackles. How much has he stepped up compared to the rest of the team? He has 93 total tackles. Outside of Jacques Washington, who has 77, everyone else has 46 or less.
David Porter (TCU wide receiver, #14, Jr.)
Enough of the defensive players. Who’s there to watch on offense? With running back B.J. Catalon possibly out, it’s going to be up to Porter who arguably had his best game against West Virginia last week. His stat line: eight catches, 72 yards, and two of his three total touchdowns on the season.