The game: The Wildcats (2-2, 0-1, nr/nr) welcome the Red Raiders (3-1, 1-0, nr/rv) to Manhattan to renew the oldest Big 12 series. Texas Tech holds a narrow 9-7 advantage in the all-time series and won last year 59-44, but K-State has won four of the last five meetings and four out of the six games in Manhattan. It will be a clash of styles, with Tech’s pass-happy offense-focused team contrasts with K-State’s ball control offense and stingy defense. Texas Tech hasn’t been held to fewer than 55 points in a game, and K-State hasn’t allowed more than 26. Something has to give.
Odds: A number of online oddsmakers have K-State as 10-point favorites in the game, with an over/under of 67 to 68 points. That suggests a 39-29 Wildcat victory.
Kickoff: Saturday, Oct. 8, at 6 p.m. CDT, Bill Snyder Family Stadium (50,000 capacity) in beautiful Manhattan, Kansas.
Television: For the second consecutive week, Clay Matvik and Dusty Dvoracek will be calling the K-State game on ESPNU.
Radio: K-State Sports Network with Wyatt Thompson, Stan Weber, and Matt Walters. The broadcast also will be available on Sirius channel 136 and XM channel 199.
Online: Live audio streaming is available at kstatesports.com.