It’s about time for K-State’s favorite recreational pastime, beating Texas. Of course, K-State needs to fix a couple of things if they want to ensure that happens this weekend, but what is life if not an endless series of corrections?
Kansas State (3-1, 1-0 Big 12, rv/rv) visits the Texas Longhorns (2-2, 1-0 Big 12). K-State leads the all-time series 10-7, and won a 24-21 thriller last year in Manhattan. It’s been several years since the road team lost this contest, however; the last time was in 2011 when K-State struggled to a 17-13 win in Austin.
Texas opened as a 5½-point favorite, and they’ve picked up a bit as the line is now -6. Just as with last week’s contest, the total opened hot at 50, but has slid to 44½ over the course of the week. Based on odds, one should expect a 25-19 Longhorn win. But OddsShark’s computer projection thinks that’s balderdash, picking a 37.6-28.8 Wildcat win.
(For the record, that’s way too many points.)
Saturday, October 7 at 6:00pm CT, Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium (100,119) in Austin, Texas.
There appear to be plenty of tickets available from the Longhorn box office, ranging from $50-$200. The secondary market ranges from $24-$175. But get this: there are entire sections sold out on the visiting sideline, while plenty of tickets are available across the field.
Makes you think, huh?
FS1, with Justin Kutcher, Mark Helfrich, and Petros Papadakis.
K-State Sports Network, with Wyatt Thompson, Stan Weber, and Matt Walters. If you're in Kansas City, please remember that the KC affiliate is now KCSP 610 AM, and you don’t have to worry about looking for it elsewhere since the Royals are playing golf. In Texas, the Longhorn Radio Network is all over the place, including airing on eight different stations just in the Austin area. Craig Way, Roger Wallace, and Quan Cosby have the call, and they’ll be who you hear if you tune in on satellite (Sirius 132/XM 199). Texas also has a Spanish-language broadcast with Dr. Rubén Pizarro-Silva and Jesus Mendoza.