|Sat, Nov 28, 2015|
Memorial Stadium (50,071)
|3:00 PM CT ||Kansas State |
4-6, 1-6 Big 12
0-11, 0-8 Big 12
As bad as things may be for our intrepid Wildcat heroes, at least they're not winless. Today, they'll attempt to prevent their in-state rival from saying the same, and keep their own dwindling bowl hopes on life support.
The game: Kansas State visits the Kansas Jayhawks. Kansas leads the overall series 64-42-5, which they still think is somehow relevant despite the fact that in the Governor's Cup era -- that is, all the games anyone who's not in a nursing home can actually remember -- K-State leads the series 26-19-1. In the lifetime of the average millennial on the internet, otherwise known as "since Bill Snyder came to town", the Wildcats lead 19-7, and of course three of those losses were the responsibility of the Fresh Prince. Since 1991, which is still before your normal current KU student was even born, Snyder is 19-2 against the Jayhawks.
Imagine how pathetic it would be if we argued that as of the end of 1983, KU had only won 58% of the basketball games played between the schools so their dominance is just a recent thing. Anyone who played that card would deserve all the mockery they'd get. KU is 49-7 in basketball games played while Bill Snyder's title has been head coach. (Amusingly, KU's record against K-State in basketball during Ron Prince's tenure was only 9-2. It's almost like there's a pattern here.) Of course, that means that over the last three decades the Jayhawks aren't even noticeably better at playing basketball against K-State than the Wildcats are at beating KU in football.
That was cathartic, wasn't it?
Odds: Here's how incomprehensibly bad Kansas is this year. K-State, which is not a very good team this season, is favored by 20 points. The total's 54, which means Vegas expects a 37-17 final.
Tickets: This is great. At the various ticket brokers, there are only about 30 tickets available on the K-State sideline, all at StubHub. On the KU sideline? There are hundreds. Average setback: $30. You know what to do.
Television: FOX Sports 1, with Tim Brando on play-by-play alongside Spencer Tillman.
Radio: K-State Sports Network, with Wyatt Thompson, Stan Weber, and Matt Walters; also available on Sirius 145 and XM 199. None of you will listen, nor should you, but on the KU network Bob Davis is calling his final KU football game.