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Kansas State vs Texas Tech: Open Game Thread

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It’s cold and windy in the Little Apple; which may be just what the Wildcats need.

NCAA Football: Kansas at Kansas State
Hopefully we see a lot of this today
Scott Sewell-USA TODAY Sports

Kansas weather certainly can be a tease sometimes.

At 2:30pm yesterday, it was a warm and sunny 60 degrees Fahrenheit in the Little Apple. It was gorgeous. Fast forward to today, and at game time it’s supposed to be overcast, 36 air-temp (feel like 26) and with winds out of the north at 16mph (gusts nearing 30mph). It’s not going to feel nice.

But as Drew laid out in the preview for today’s game, that isn’t a bad thing. Most Wildcat fans know from experience that Texas teams generally don’t play well when they have to travel north late in the season. And while Lubbock is a little more like Kansas than the east part of Texas, it’s still generally warmer there.

For the Wildcats to win today, it needs to keep things on the ground and ride Alex Barnes to victory. It’s really the only way. While the Wildcat defense will be aided by the cold and windy conditions, Alex Delton will also struggle to throw the ball today. Just don’t do it.

RUN THE DANG BALL. And then run it again, and again, and on 4th down, and again...right down the field for a TD, then run it again for 2 points. It’s the only safe option. And if it is indeed Bill Snyder’s last game at the stadium that bears his name, it will be a glorious display of the oldest-man football ever; three-yards and a cloud of ice-dust.

It’s also Senior Day in Manhattan, and we honor K-State seniors DB Kendall Adams, OL Abdul Beecham, P Jeremy Collier, LS Dalton Harman, TE Matt Jones, DE Osvelt Joseph, DB Colby Moore, WR Zach Reuter, OL Dalton Risner, DB Duke Shelley, RB Justin Silmon, LB Sam Sizelove, DT Logan Stoddard, LS David Tullis, DB Eli Walker, and RB Dalvin Warmack who will be suiting up at home for the final time today. Thank you, gentlemen, for your service to Kansas State!

Today’s contest, set for a 2:30pm CDT kickoff, can be seen nationally on ESPNU with Jay Alter (play-by-play) and Mike Golic Jr. (analyst) on the call. You should also be able to stream the game at WatchESPN.com or on the ESPN app.

If you can’t get to a TV, or you don’t get ESPNU, the game can be heard across the 39-station K-State Sports Network with Wyatt Thompson (play-by-play), former K-State quarterback Stan Weber (analyst), and Matt Walters (sidelines) calling the action. The game will also be on Sirius Channel 135, XM Channel 207, and available on the TuneIn app. Live stats are available at k-statesports.com, and Twitter updates (@KStateFB) will also be a part of the coverage from K-State Athletics.

Go Cats!