The Big 12 is a dramatic step up in competition for the TCU Horned Frogs, but they might not be able to tell in their first conference game, a road game in Lawrence on Saturday.
Kansas, in their first year under Charlie Weis, is coming off a home loss to Rice. And while I enjoy piling on Weis as much as the next blogger, that's really not all that surprising considering the Jayhawks went 5-19 in the last two years under Turner Gill.
As a result, TCU is a whopping 21-point favorite over Kansas on Saturday, with an over/under of 59.5.
The Frogs are coming off an overwhelming 56-0 home win over Grambling, which tells us precisely nothing about how good they'll be in 2012.
From the looks of it, they may not be tested much more by the Jayhawks.