The game: The Wildcats (3-3, 1-2, nr/nr) host the Texas Longhorns (3-3, 1-2, nr/nr) in Manhattan; just as they were two years ago, Texas is the K-State Homecoming opponent. Last week, K-State got rolled 38-17 by Oklahoma in Norman; the Longhorns did what some other Big 12 teams haven’t been able to in silencing Iowa State, 27-6. As everyone is well aware, K-State has a 6-1 record against Texas in Manhattan during the Big 12 era, the only loss being by a field goal in 2002. Overall, the Cats are 8-4 against the Longhorns in conference play, the only current Big 12 team that can claim superiority over the Austinites.
Odds: The lines are all over the place. At one end, some houses have K-State as a 1.5 point underdog; at the other, some have the Cats as a two-point favorite. In the interest of sanity, we’ll call this one a pick’em. Regardless of favorite, the over/under sits right around 54, so prepare for a 27-27 tie.
Kickoff: Saturday, Oct. 22, at 11 a.m. CDT, Bill Snyder Family Stadium (capacity 50,000), Manhattan, Kansas.
Television: ESPN2, with Beth Mowins on play-by-play, Anthony Becht on color, and Rocky Boiman roaming the sidelines.
Radio: K-State Sports Network with Wyatt Thompson, Stan Weber, and Matt Walters.