One win is in the books, a workmanlike beatdown of an overmatched opponent. Now it's time to see whether the good guys can do the same with a step up in competition, on the road, at a place which has been a house of horrors on the program's previous two visits.
The game: Kansas State (1-0, 0-0 B12, rv/rv) hosts the University of Texas at San Antonio Roadrunners (0-1, 0-0 CUSA). This is the first meeting between the two schools, and only the 48th game in the history of the Roadrunner program. They are 23-24 overall, and are hoping an upset over the Wildcats will get them back to .500 all-time. The Roadrunners are coached by a man with a national championship, former Miami boss Larry Coker, and they come loud to the AlamoDome. They're still very excited about this whole football thing.
Odds: K-State opened as a 22.5 point favorite, but almost a whole touchdown has come off that spread since then. The Wildcats are now only favored by 16.5 points, and if that doesn't concern you I don't know what will.
Kickoff: Saturday, September 12 at 11:00am CT, Alamodome (65,000) in San Antonio, Texas.
Tickets: This is interesting: available seats are limited on the K-State side, going from $55-120. But on the left end zone and the UTSA side, they're plentiful, and available for as little as $32. UTSA is attempting an Orange-Out, but I'm sure there will be plenty of purple in attendance as well. Because so many tickets are still available through the usual means, the resale market is depressed; there's very little available, most of it in the corners, but they're also going for under thirty bucks.
If you're attending, Friday evening will be a social hosted by the K-State Alumni Association, and they will also host a pregame party which will take place at 7am Saturday. Both events will take place at Charlie Wants a Burger, 223 Losoya Street on the Riverwalk in downtown San Antonio. It's not far from the Alamodome, basically just across Hemisfair Plaza. There is no fee; food and drinks are on you.
Television: Fox Sports 1 with Justin Kutcher, Steve Hutchinson, and Bruce Feldman.
Radio: K-State Sports Network, with Wyatt Thompson, Stan Weber, and Matt Walters; also available on Sirius 108/XM 199. If you happen to be in the San Antonio area, you can catch Andy Everett and Ed Suarez on the Roadrunners Sports Network, with their flagship on 760 AM.