Yesterday featured the weekly exchange of Q&A with our purple cousins at Frogs O War. First, our own Jon Morse answered questions for Jaime Plunkett at FOW HERE, and later, Jaime returned the favor HERE. Be warned, the predictions are not pretty.
Recovery and response are the key themes for Kansas State this weekend. How will the Wildcats recover from injury and how will they respond after taking their first loss of the season?
The Topeka Capital-Journal's CatZone podcast addresses how the team will bounce back after dropping a close road contest against Oklahoma State. Meanwhile, the K-State Collegian's Timothy Everson considers how injury-ridden Kansas State can respond to TCU's high-flying offense.
This year, Homecoming is celebrating its 100th anniversary at Kansas State. The tradition began in 1915, when head coach John Bender invited alumni to attend KSAC's game against Kansas and cheer on the Aggies against the hated Roosters (Jessie Pearson, Collegian).
For the sake of argument, assuming there is a small possibility of victory (and there always is), what is the best way for Kansas State to beat TCU? Simple. Play keep away. The Wildcats are 11th in the country in time of possession, averaging 32.26 minutes a game. The best defense will be to keep TCU's potent offense off the field (Brian Harper, Football.com).
Bill Connelly thinks Kansas State might win too, but he sets the probability of victory at 50.2% which is not exactly going out on a limb.
Linebacker Elijah Lee is already making waves. He's the team's leading tackler and earned high marks from Bill Snyder. Lee says he owes it all to his mother (Kellis Robinett, Wichita Eagle).
Freshman center Dalton Risner is not scared of TCU. In fact, he's looking forward to the challenge, and has drawn support from his experienced fellow linemen and from his faith in his team (Kelly McHugh-Stewart, KStateSportsExtra).