Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

4-Down Territory: Horned Frogs Could Benefit from Pivotal Big Ten Clash

Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

4-Down Territory: Horned Frogs Could Benefit from Pivotal Big Ten Clash

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1. How will the Big 12 fare in the first CFP poll?

Predicting the opinions of the CFP committee in comparison to football polls is difficult. There could be some variation, though TCU should gain strong consideration for one of the top four spots, particularly if Ohio State topples unbeaten Penn State. "We need to make sure we take care of our business,'' said Gary Patterson, though the TCU coach did tout road wins at Arkansas, Oklahoma State and Kansas State.

2. How hot is Iowa State's Matt Campbell?

The rapid success of the Cyclones' second-year coach inspired ESPN analyst Kirk Herbstreit to tweet, "He's gone,'' while assessing Campbell's work leading ISU to a 5-2 start. Campbell responded by telling the Des Moines Register that fans "don't have anything to worry about.'' This week, the No. 25 Cyclones cracked the rankings for the first time since 2005. …

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