Manhattan Kansas State Wildcats
The Texas Tech football team is now 1-2 after Saturday's loss to Kansas State and is falling behind Oklahoma State in sixth place. Let's look at why the Red Raiders lost and why they're still chasing the Big 12 title. Kansas State fell behind early but recovered with a strong second half to win 42-31.
Tech will play a few road games over the next two weeks, starting with a trip to Oklahoma State on Saturday, October 7 at 7 p.m. CT. K - State will take to the road on Friday night for a game against Oklahoma before hosting TCU Kansas later in the evening. Tech plays at home against Texas Tech on Sunday, November 12 at 6 p.m., CT, and on Monday, December 5, at TCU.
No 19 Kick-off Tuesday against Oklahoma State at 7 p.m., CT, and on Saturday, November 12 at 6 p.m., CT against Texas Tech.
The series was very one-sided, as Kansas State has lost 29 consecutive games to Nebraska since November 14, 1998, when the Wildcats beat No. In addition to football, Kansas State has played rugby for two seasons at the University of Nebraska-Omaha.
The Cowboys, who last won in Manhattan in 2016, have halted the streak of seven straight wins in 10 games. Kansas State picked up its seventh straight win against the Wildcats last season, and Oklahoma State picked up six more wins last year.
Head coach Bill Snyder got his first win against Kansas State in 1991, and Kansas beat the Wildcats again in 1994 before finally winning again in a home game in 2004. Kansas State returned to the win for the first time in 10 years in 1996 and the only time since 2003 after a series of four winless games in Manhattan in the 1990s.
The Wildcats have been world-class this season, but I think Kansas State's defensive and offensive line led the Wildcats to a narrow victory in Manhattan. Because UMBC supported the victory over Virginia in that race, I don't think most college basketball fans (myself included) believed Kansas State would defeat Kentucky in the Sweet Sixteen. The final score of this game will be two touchdowns, and Kansas City fans should not worry and should expect the final score to be a 2-touchdown victory for the Wildcats "offense and a loss for Kentucky. Kansas State will compete with the Big 12 this year and is expected to meticulously exploit the other team's weaknesses.
West Virginia needs to control the time of ball possession and keep Kansas State's defense off the field for as long as possible. Arkansas State has already seen a stronger air raid in Memphis, but the containment state of Kansas State is coming.
Under Bill Snyder, Kansas State loved to keep the ball on the ground and turn the clock back, and that tradition is still evident under Klieman. Vandy's 1984 season began with a 10-game winning streak, the longest streak in school history. That stretch was topped by the school's all-time record for rushing yards and rushing yards in a season, with 1,073 yards in the win over Texas.
Kansas State may not make things much easier for the Red Wolves, but if they can crack down on Kansas State's speedsters and control the scrimmage line, upsets could be on the table. Arkansas State failed to pack a sack a week ago, and last Saturday night passed the 227-yard-per-hour mark. Although they have been 2-8 ATS so far this season, they haven't been much better than those numbers.
Defensive coordinator Scottie Hazelton joins Kansas State with 23 years of coaching experience, including a 2011 stint with North Dakota State. After a dispiriting offseason, the Wildcats have fought their way back into the road to success with the help of a star - in - the Kansas State forward. Bruce Weber and the Kansas State Wildcats will undoubtedly be a force to be reckoned with in the near future.
The KSU Marching Band, also known as the Pride of Wildcat Country, performs at select away games and the team plays its home games at Bill Snyder Family Stadium. Kansas State has been a member of the Big 12 Conference since 1996 and has been in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision (NCAA D-I) since 2000.
Kansas State plays a disciplined style of football and is almost always characterized by its forgotten parts of the game, including offensive line leadership and special teams. Arkansas State has more firepower at quarterback, making all snaps and passes, than Kansas State, but the Wildcats have the ability to control the line of scrimmage on both sides of the ball. Led by head coach Bill Snyder and offensive coordinator Mike Bobo, Kansas State plays physical, brand-disciplined football with a focus on run and pass.
Since the first graduation in 1867, a number of Kansas State College graduates have made outstanding careers. There is a difference between a lack of talent and effort and the difference Texas, especially the Longhorns "offensive line, demonstrated in the shellac they took with them from Kansas City this week. Kansas State football fans have always been supportive, but they have suffered some of the worst losses in school history in recent years, most notably losses to Oklahoma State in 2010 and Texas in 2012. Kansas State had disappointing seasons in both games, and that's probably in comparison to the aggravation felt by fans of today's opponents.