After a bitter disappointment followed by an extra week to stew on it, the Wildcats are about to get back in the saddle. There are no more breaks. Nine straight weeks to decide the fate of the fighting Wildcats of Kansas State.
Kansas State (2-1, 0-0 Big 12, rv/rv) hosts the Baylor Bears (0-4, 0-1 Big 12). K-State leads the all-time series 8-6, including last year’s 42-21 beatdown in Waco. However, the last time the Cats treated the home crowd to a win over the green and gold, Arthur Brown was patrolling the midfield and picking off RGIII.
K-State opened as 13½-point favorites, and ballooned as high as -17 midweek before settling back down to -15. In contrast, the total opened at 59½ but has fallen to 55. The drop in the over coincided with the line dropping back down, so Vegas is apparently showing some diffidence in trusting the Wildcat offense. The score projection based on odds is K-State 35, Baylor 20; OddsShark’s computer projection is much more optimistic, a 47-15 win for K-State.
Saturday, September 30 at 2:30pm CT, Bill Snyder Family Stadium (50,000) in Manhattan, Kansas.
Sold out, although there are standing-room ducats available for $35. On the secondary market, about 150 tickets are up for grabs, ranging from the $20s on the upper deck east side, in the $30s for end-zone and corners, and from $56-$76 on the west side.
ESPN2, with Beth Mowins, Anthony Becht, and Rocky Boiman.
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 play at 6:15 and 610 is obligated to air its pre-game show, the game may air on KMBZ 980 AM, or move there during broadcast. On satellite, Wyatt, Stan and Matt will be available on Sirius 132/XM 199; if you’re in Texas, you can catch the Baylor broadcast on the Baylor IMG Sports Network with John Morris, J.J. Joe, and Ricky Thompson.