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Gameday! K-State Hopes to Run Over the Aggies

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The Wildcat run game will be the key to tonight’s game.

NCAA Football: Florida Atlantic at Kansas State Scott Sewell-USA TODAY Sports

Previously

Jon Morse started to get us hyped for the bowl game by helping us relive Kansas State’s 5 greatest victories over the hated Chocopockets.

JT VanGilder will be at the game tonight in Houston, and gives a shout-out to all the Wildcats representing K-State during the game tonight. Be sure to pop into the comments on this story and tell let us know if you’re in Houston.

Finally, TB kicks the tires on the Aggies of Texas, and predicts a close victory for....guess you’ll just have to read to find out the answer. Be sure to put your own prediction into the article as well.

Football

Kansas State is a 2.5 point underdog, though according to recent trends it appears a bet on the Wildcats would be a good one, as the Aggies are 0-4 against the spread in the last four match-ups against the Wildcats. (OddsShark, SBNation)

Colin Klein was known for bandages, and bloody elbows, and while no one will can duplicate what Klein did, Jesse Ertz has done a pretty good impression. (Kevin Haskin, Capital Journal)

After fighting back from two knee injuries, Jeese Ertz has won the respect and admiration of his fellow Wildcat players. (Kellis Robinett, Wichita Eagle)

With the Wildcats playing Texas A&M, it’s likely the fan support will lean towards the Aggies. But as usual Kansas State fans will still be well represented. (Ken Corbitt, Capital Journal)

Jon Currie said 7000 of the 10,500 K-State ticket allotment have been sold, but he expects as many as 15,000 Wildcat fans at the game. (Kellis Robinett, Wichita Eagle)

Kansas State’s strength is its running game, and fortunately for the Wildcats it’s the Aggies biggest weakness on defense. (Suzanne Halliburton, American-Statesman)

The Aggies will try to counter the Wildcats running game by zeroing in on Ertz and force him to beat them with his arm. (Ken Corbitt, Capital Journal)

Standout DE Myles Garrett is gearing up for his final collegiate game, and is focused on defending the Aggies’ “home” at NRG Stadium. (Brent Zwerneman, Houston Chronicle)

Charmeachealle Moore has dealt with a surgery to remove a benign tumor, and the death of his father due to a heart attack during his time at Kansas State. And now, as he enters his final game, he continues to focus on his family both at home and in the locker room. (Mitch Sherman, ESPN.com)

Miscellaneous

The Wildcats play their home games in the “House that Bill Snyder built” but tonight the Wildcats will play in a stadium that Bruce Beahm built. Beahm is a 1982 graduate of Kansas State’s architecture program, and was the senior architect on the NRG Stadium project. (K-State.edu)