Playtime is over. The Wildcats venture into the terrifying wilds of the land of autotune, backbiting, and manufactured music to face their first SEC road test since the Ron Prince experiment. It’s not Bama, but it’s still fraught with peril.
Kansas State (2-0, 0-0 Big 12, 18/18) visits the Vanderbilt Commodores (2-0, 0-0 SEC). This is the second meeting between the two schools, with Vanderbilt winning a 26-14 decision in Nashville back in 1984 when both schools were really awful at football.
K-State opened at -3, and has improved to -3.5 (or even -4 in some houses) over the week. The total is at 49.5, meaning Vegas is predicting something like a 27-23 Wildcat victory. OddsShark, however, is actually projecting a 37-26 win for K-State, and recommends taking both the Cats and the over.
Saturday, September 16 at 6:30pm CT, Vanderbilt Stadium (39,790) in Nashville, Tennessee.
Sold out, with a lot of help from Purple People. On the secondary market, you’re not getting an actual place to park your butt for under $62, and with the exception of a single $64 ticket in what passes for nosebleed, nothing outside the south end zone is going for less than a Benjamin. There are, in all, about 70 seats up for sale on the K-State sideline. Even standing on the grassy hill above the north end zone is going to set you back $56, folks.
ESPNU, with Mike Couzens and John Congemi.
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, but since the Royals also play Saturday night the game will actually air on KMBZ 980 AM. On satellite, the Vanderbilt broadcast with Joe Fisher, Norman Jordan, and Mitch Light will be available on Sirius 108/XM 201; if you’re in Nashville, you can pick up that broadcast on WLAC 1510 AM and 98.3 FM, and also in Chattanooga on WALV 105.1 FM and Memphis on WMPS 1210 AM and 103.1 FM.