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K-State Slate: 10.4.14 - The Red Raiders Are Coming

All your game day news and views.

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We had a lot of pre-game content here yesterday, including PurpleBrunette's Week 6 injury report, WaggsCat's five underlying thoughts on the Texas Tech, and TB kicking the tires with the Red Raiders.

Last, but definitely not least, Jon Morse's How to Watch post brings you all the pregame information you could possibly want/need.

Kevin Haskin and the Topeka Capital-Journal bring you a quick rundown of the Texas Tech game in the Saturday 2-minute drill, and Tim Bisel's first and goal musings, where he speculates whether Charles Jones is a threat to pass out of the wildcat formation. Jones wisely gives nothing away, though it's clear he has a nose for the end zone, as suggested by Kellis Robinett in today's Kansas City Star.

Kicker Matthew McCrane is the subject of this piece by Ken Corbitt. McCrane, who won the starting position following the on-field woes of Jack Cantele has been consistent but also seems conflicted over competing for the spot with his best friend.

Patrick Mahomes may take the field against K-State today, according to Berry Tramel's piece in The Oklahoman. He played sparingly against Oklahoma State and looked shaky in the process. This will be his first start for the Red Raiders and playing for the first time at Bill Snyder Family Stadium is unlikely to be a comforting experience for Mahomes.

Don Williams, writing for the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, focuses on Ryan Mueller and his unexpected experience at a football camp as a high school senior. He had three sacks against Texas Tech last season and hopes for a repeat performance this year.

Mueller will need to play well to help K-State against the Red Raiders' pass-happy, up-tempo offense, as noted by Arne Green in the Hutchinson News. Coach Snyder seems mostly unfazed though and notes that stopping a pass-oriented offense still requires a defense to be stout against the run.

The ESPN(blog) crew unanimously picks K-State to win handily in the Big 12 Week 6 predictions. This is not a particularly noteworthy accomplishment consider all the other predicted winners are also unanimous selections.

K-State plays the late game tonight, and there will be an open thread up later, but the Slate is your open thread for the early game today.


Every conference team is in action today! You can find complete TV listings HERE (courtesy of, but here's a quick rundown of the day's Big 12 action (all times Central, just like always):

  • Oklahoma State vs Iowa State (11:00 AM; FoxSports1/FoxSportsGo)
  • Texas vs Baylor (2:30 PM; ABC/ESPN3)
  • TCU vs Oklahoma (2:30 PM; FOX/FoxSportsGo)
  • West Virginia vs Kansas (3:00 PM; FSN/FoxSportsGo)

Happy game day!

The excitement around the upcoming season of basketball is palpable in Manhattan. Bruce Weber and a few players met with the media on Friday to discuss the opening of practice. The only slightly negative news was that Weber is not optimistic that DJ Johnson will be available anytime soon.

The K-State rowing team opens fall competition in Oklahoma City in the 10th annual Head of the Oklahoma (HOTO) race. The team will be participating in 5K time trials. Coming off one of their best seasons ever, the team must replace stars rowers Lisa Angell, Allison Dorau and coxswain Hillary Schartz.

DeLoss Dodds was honored by K-State Athletics yesterday, and it was announced that the school will name a track and field event after him. The DeLoss Dodds Track and Field Invitational will be held in Manhattan in January, one of four home meets for the Wildcats. A former athletic director at K-State and at Texas, Dodds was a three-time Big Eight track champion and coached track at K-State for 12 seasons.