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LAWRENCE, Kan. Derrick Pouliot Jersey. -- TCU coach Gary Patterson has never lost to Kansas in four Big 12 meetings.None of them have been particularly easy.There was the 20-6 victory on the road in 2012, the Horned Frogs first year in the league, and a 27-17 win the following year. In 2015, when TCU was in the midst of a 12-1 season and headed for a No. 3 ranking in the final AP poll, it was a 34-30 squeaker at Memorial Stadium.Even last year, it took everything TCU could muster in a 23-17 win over the winless Jayhawks.Any time we play Kansas, they always give us a good game, TCU defensive end James McFarland said. We know what to expect. Weve got to be ready for it.The closeness of the meetings is, quite frankly, bizarre given the gulf that stands between the two programs. TCU won 34 games over that four-year stretch, going to three bowls, while the Jayhawks won seven games and are now on their third head coach.Patterson sees progress in Year 2 under David Beaty, though.Theyre a lot better on defense, he said. Theyre very physical and theyre playing hard. I see the difference on their special teams. I think Coach Beaty and his group has done a great job of rallying the troops. They havent had the success theyve wanted but theyve played awfully hard.The Horned Frogs (3-2, 1-1) havent exactly had the success it has wanted, either. Their double-overtime loss to Arkansas and last weeks loss to Oklahoma has sent them tumbling from the Top 25.Still, they are heavy favorites over the Jayhawks (1-2, 0-1) -- not that its mattered so far.The thing our team understands and knows -- it doesnt matter what the past held. It matters what you do on that day, Beaty said. Coming off last year and the year before, I think that that serves them with some motivation, as well.As the Horned Frogs and Jayhawks prepare to meet again, here are some things to watch:WHATCHA TALKIN BOUT, WILLIS: The Jayhawks have been rotating Montell Cozart and Ryan Willis at quarterback, but Cozart has been grossly ineffective so it will be Willis who starts on Saturday. And Beaty said he could end up playing the whole game.His efficiency has been a little better than Montells the last couple of weeks, Beaty said, and really, when hes in there of late, hes done some things we havent seen him do.THERES NO PLACE LIKE HOME: Patterson was born in Rozel, Kansas, went to community college in Dodge City and graduated from Kansas State. His first coaching job was with the Wildcats, and later, he was an assistant coach at Pittsburg State.So every time he faces the Jayhawks or Wildcats, it is something of a homecoming for him.You have mixed emotions but I know who pays my bills, he said. What Ive learned in this whole situation is that when you go places where they pat you on the back, `Glad you came, come back again, usually youre not doing very well.GETTING HEALTHY: Two of the Jayhawks best defensive linemen, Dorance Armstrong and Daniel Wise, were banged up in their lopsided loss to Texas Tech last weekend. But Beaty said this week that hes optimistic both will be available against the Horned Frogs.Dorance looks really well, he said. Well have to wait a bit longer to see on Daniel.STARTING FASTER: The Horned Frogs trailed South Dakota State 17-7, fell into a 13-0 hole against Arkansas and were in a 49-24 hole against Oklahoma last week before making it close by the end.Suffice to say TCU will be trying to get off to a better start against Kansas.FINISHING BETTER: The Jayhawks actually stuck with high-flying Texas Tech into the third quarter, and trailed just 28-19 after Matthew Wyman connected on a 35-yard field goal. But the Red Raiders went on to score the final 27 points in what became a 55-19 rout.Were not good enough individually to win the game, Beaty acknowledged. Were not good enough defensively to win the game. Were not good enough offensively to win the game. ... We have to be a collective football team.---AP college football website: Alex Biega Jersey. "It was nerve-wracking, but we pulled through," said Collaros, who threw four touchdown passes to lead the Toronto Argonauts (8-4) to a 33-27 win over the Calgary Stampeders (9-3) in front of 28,781 fans at McMahon Stadium. Erik Gudbranson Jersey. Jordan Lynch, the all-purpose Heisman Trophy finalist from Northern Illinois, failed to make it into that exclusive club. -- For the first time in two months, an opponent was standing up to Alabama. LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Clemson enjoyed every bit of its highest-scoring game in seven years.Avry Holmes scored 22 points, Jaron Blossomgame added 17 and Clemson defeated Davidson 95-78 on Thursday in the opening game of the Tire Pros Invitational.It was Clemsons best point total since scoring 102 against Winthrop on Nov. 23, 2009. Gabe DeVoe added 16 for the Tigers (2-0), who shot 52 percent.I think we have a good team, Tigers coach Brad Brownell said. I think we have more balance than weve had in several years. ... Because of that, I think were a little tougher matchup and that was evident today by five guys in double figures.Donte Grantham and Sidy Djitte each scored 12 for the Tigers.Peyton Aldridge scored 22 points for Davidson (1-1), which went 11 for 40 from 3-point range. Jack Gibbs, who was sixth nationally in scoring at 23.7 points per game last season, scored 18 for the Wildcats.Gibbs didnt play in Davidsons opener because of a shoulder issue, and wore a protective sleeve on his left shoulder Thursday.I dont feel limited, Gibbs said. I just have to go out there, be a leader and do a better job of getting our team to do the things we do in practice. If it doesnt start with me and Peyton, theres no one else on the team thats going to start it.Davidson started off hot from 3-point range, making 6 of its first 10. But the Wildcats missed their next 16 from beyond the arc, and fell into a double-digit-sized hole tthat they couldnt escape the rest of the way. Cheap Adidas NHL Jerseys. ou start out making 3s, all of a sudden its like a poison because now you think you can make 3s, Davidson coach Bob McKillop said. The nature of our team is to go inside-out, but the demon of making those early 3s hung around our heads quite a bit.BIG PICTUREClemson: Grantham is now one shy of 100 3-pointers for his Clemson career, after making two on Thursday. ... Clemson got hit with a first-half technical because Legend Robertin was in the scorebook as wearing No. 0 -- he wears No. 00, and the penalty for that is whats called an administrative technical.Davidson: The Wildcats grabbed 20 offensive rebounds. ... Backup forward Nathan Ekwu played about 7 minutes, scored no points, took no shots -- and fouled out for the 15th time in his career.PROTECT THE BALLClemson isnt giving opponents any extra help so far this season.The Tigers have 16 turnovers, total, through the first two games -- and their opponents, Georgia and now Davidson, have turned those into only 11 points. Clemson had a 21-4 edge in points off turnovers Thursday, that 17-point margin also being the difference in the final score.UP NEXTClemson: No. 11 Xavier, which edged Missouri 83-82 in OT, in the semifinals Friday.Davidson: Missouri in the consolation semifinals Friday. ' ' '