Matt Campbell shares Iowa State Football’s prospects against TCU

AMES — Iowa state football will face one of its toughest tests of the season on Saturday on the road for the regular season finale against TCU.

The No. 4 Horned Frogs (11-0) continue to shock the college football world as one of four undefeated teams remaining in the FBS. TCU joins Georgia, Ohio State and Michigan as the teams with perfect records going into the final week of the regular season.

Iowa State (4-7, 1-7 Big 12) goes into Saturday’s matchup in a very different position. The Cyclones have only recorded one win — against West Virginia — since September. But Iowa State shouldn’t be fully counted just yet.

TCU has the overall best offense in the Big 12, averaging 39.5 points per game. However, despite losing the ISU record, the Cyclones still have the best defense in the conference — they allow 16.5 points per game. The Horned Frogs have some of the best passing and rushing offense in the Big 12, but Iowa State has the best defense in both categories.

Matt Campbell's Iowa state squad meets an undefeated TCU football team that has the best offense in the Big 12 on Saturday.

So it’s not easy to guess how this game could go.

Cyclones coach Matt Campbell believes in his team’s ability to compete with TCU, even with some question marks before the season finale.

Here’s some of what Campbell said in his weekly news briefing on Tuesday.

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