It’s not been a great couple of weeks for the Kansas State Wildcats.
Much like the start of the season, after a three-game win streak, the Wildcats have piled up two straight losses, including the debacle last weekend against the 9th-place Mountaineers. And while things certainly don’t feel too great in Wildcatland, the Wildcats are still bowl-eligible in Chris Klieman’s first season, and there is still a lot to play for. Today starts the final phase of the season for the Wildcats. Two regular season games remain, plus a bowl game, to give the Cats three more chances to boost Klieman’s first season win total.
The Wildcats opponent today, the Texas Tech Red Raiders, are much like K-State’s opponent last weekend. They are led by another first-year head coach, and while they’ve had some decent outings, they are still stuck near the bottom of the Big 12 standings and need a win today to keep their ever-so-slim bowl hopes alive. And like last week’s opponent, the Red Raiders are a very dangerous team. Last weekend they took TCU to the limit, they beat WVU handily two weeks ago, and, of course, lost to Kansas in Lawrence. What a weird team.
Hopefully the Wildcats, coaches and players, learned from their biggest mistake last week. They looked at West Virginia, but quickly looked past them assuming their win/loss record told them what they needed to know. That ended up dooming the Wildcats.
If they did the same thing this week, they’ll be in for another embarrassing showing.
Be sure and check out our pre-game content for you this week. AMS brought you this week’s How to Watch post with all the important details for today’s game and TB dropped his Kicking the Tires preview of the Red Raiders yesterday.
We’re in primetime tonight, with the 6:00pm CST kickoff airing on FS1 with Aaron Goldsmith (play-by-play) and former K-State linebacker Ben Leber (analyst) on the call. You might be able to stream the game via FoxSportsGo if you are in the correct market.
If you don’t get FS1, or can’t access the stream, 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 211, XM Channel 382, 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.