Horns down. Kid tested, mother approved.
1. Looks like someone has a Case of the McCoys. Can the K-state defensive line rattle Case just like they were known to do to his older brother? Getting to the kid will go a long way in keeping him establishing confidence, as he's only 28/45 on the year, 4TDs and 1 INT. Said back-up qb is the punter as long as Ash is still a no go.
2. The battle of field position in regards to Special Teams. Both teams have great punters, however K-state has the No. 1 KR team in terms of average yardage per return, whereas UT is much further down the list. Not sure how one could grade the kickoff coverage units, so not sure what UT allows their opposition to do there, but I think this may end up being crucial.
3. That outside shot at that one trophy. Can the offensive line bounce back and provide running lanes for Hubbert and Klein? Does Braden Wilson go out in style on senior day to help that cause? UT rolls into town with a Chris Cosh like No. 80th nat'l ranking in total defense, way off target from early year projections. We all want to see the offense have a big day. Should they continue to struggle we might end up back at special teams as Anthony Cantele is good enough to be 10th nationally hitting 18 of 21 FGs while that department is where UT struggles (102nd nationally).
4. Atmosphere. This NEEDS to be the most GEEKED up, off the charts KSU crowd. This is uncharted waters. Winnign the conference at home. Can we crack that elusive 51,000 mark in the midst of the less seats from the construction? These seniors deserve every ounce of Wildcat Pride you have in you. Also look for my sign hanging over the rails from the upper deck on the S end of the E structure.