Finally, it is time. We get our first look at a K-State offense rebuilt from the ground up. On the backs of a stout returning offensive line, every skill position has been up for grabs throughout the spring and fall camp, and now we get to see just what Bill Snyder and his staff have come up with.
The game: Kansas State (0-0, 0-0, rv/rv) hosts the South Dakota Coyotes (0-0, 0-0, rv/rv). This will be the fourth meeting between the two schools. K-State leads the series 3-0, beating the Coyotes three years in a row -- 1980-82 -- in Manhattan. That last win was during K-State's first bowl season ever. South Dakota comes into the game having received a smattering of votes in both the FCS coaches and media polls, but should realistically pose little challenge for the Wildcats.
Odds: There is no line on the game. OddsShark predicts a 42-5 Wildcat victory.
Kickoff: Saturday, September 5 at 6:10pm CT, Bill Snyder Family Stadium (50,000) in Manhattan, Kansas.
Tickets: All seats are sold out. Tickets are available on the secondary market for as little as $60, and averaging about $110. The game, the seventh annual K-State Family Reunion, is a Stripe Out; fans are asked to wear the appropriate color, purple or white, based on their seating location. Additionally, the pregame festivities will feature the Varney's Invitational at Bramlage, where K-State's volleyball team will take on UNLV at 1:30pm with free admission; the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Vanier Family Football Complex right after the gates to the stadium open at 4pm; and a tribute to Bill Snyder from the National Football Foundation, celebrating his election to the College Football Hall of Fame, just before kickoff. At halftime, the ceremony inducting Michael Bishop, Jordy Nelson, Clarence Scott, and Darren Sproles into K-State's Ring of Honor will take place. Finally, there will be a post-game fireworks display.
Television: The game is not televised.
Radio: K-State Sports Network, with Wyatt Thompson, Stan Weber, and Matt Walters; also available on Sirius 102/XM 200.
Online: This is K-State's annual game aired on KStateHD.tv, and is subscription only.