Last year, the Mountaineers accomplished the previously-impossible: they defeated Bill Snyder. Can they now beat Snyder for the first time in the stadium which bears his name?
Anything’s possible, but right now the odds are not in their favor, largely because K-State finally showed some life last weekend.
Kansas State (5-4, 3-3 Big 12) hosts the West Virginia Mountaineers (6-3, 4-2 Big 12). The Wildcats lead the all-time series five games to two; West Virginia won the first meeting in 1930, and the last in 2016, and K-State won the five games in between. West Virginia has never won in Manhattan.
To the surprise of a lot of folks, K-State opened as a 2½-point favorite, and it hasn’t changed. Of course, that means Vegas thinks West Virginia would win anywhere but Bill Snyder Family Stadium, but we don’t care about that. The over is 62½, so for the second week in a row Vegas is looking at a 33-30 shootout — just with the Wildcats on top this time. OddsShark predicts a 36-31 K-State win.
Saturday, November 11 at 2:30pm CT, Bill Snyder Family Stadium (50,000) in Manhattan, Kansas.
It’s sold out, but the secondary market has quite a few more tickets available than they usually do. You can get into the upper deck for under $20 across the board, and the average cost for lower bowl seats is about $27.
ESPN2 with Anish Shroff, Mike Golic Jr., and Roddy Jones.
K-State Sports Network, with Wyatt Thompson, Stan Weber, and Matt Walters, also available on Sirius 83/XM 83. If you’re a strange person trapped in the hills of West Virginny, you can listen to Tony Caridi, Dwight Wallace, and Jed Drenning on the Mountaineer Sports Network.