Down in the west Texas town of El Paso, I saw a football team trying to grow... UTEP's off to a fine start, at least as far as the record goes, and gave Brotech all they could have asked for. But now they have to come to Manhattan. Can they avoid suffering for Auburn's misdeeds?
The game: Kansas State (2-1, 1-0, 25/25) hosts the UTEP Miners (2-1, 0-0 CUSA). This is the third meeting between the two schools. UTEP won the first meeting, way back in 1947, with a 20-6 decision in El Paso. K-State returned the favor with a 40-7 win in Manhattan in 1999.
Odds: K-State is a 26.5 point favorite.
Kickoff: Saturday, September 27 at 11:00am CT, Bill Snyder Family Stadium (52,830) in Manhattan, Kansas.
Tickets: Sold out. There are some random tickets on the market for under $50, but the low baseline is around $68. Most of the available tickets are in section 17.
Television: Fox Sports Networks (the regionals, which means FS Midwest for most of you), with Brendan Burke on play-by-play alongside our hero Ben Leber. Christian Steckel will man the sideline.
Radio: K-State Sports Network, with Wyatt Thompson, Stan Weber, and Matt Walters; also available on Sirius 137 and XM 199.
Online: FOX Sports GO; free audio streaming via KStateHD.tv with the radio team. K-State Gameday begins at 10:10am with Bruce Haertl. Live stats via Gametracker.
Other options: Bring on the Cats hosts Kansas City-area watch parties in partnership with The Granfalloon, located at 608 Ward Parkway in the Country Club Plaza. If you can attend the game, attend the game, but if not, come join us and enjoy the game, good eats, drinks, and the company of your fellow Wildcat faithful. Curtis should be in attendance, and you'll want to get there early to grab a good seat, especially with a Saturday crowd.