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Thursday Night Gameday in Manhattan

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The Cats will look to upend the Bears on a big Thursday night.

Jones will need another big game to keep the Cats in this one.
Jones will need another big game to keep the Cats in this one.
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Our deepest condolences to the Schemm family of Sharon Springs, KS after Senior Luke Schemm died Wednesday after collapsing on the sideline during Tuesday night's 8-man Division II playoff game between Sharon Springs-Wallace Co. and Otis-Bison. It has not been determined if his death was caused by something in the game, but coaches indicated no head or neck trauma occurred during the game. According to an interview with his father, Luke had intentions to continue his education and football career at K-State.

Jon was busy yesterday, first trying to convince us that the CFP Rankings aren't as crazy as we think, and then providing us with everything we need to know to watch the game tonight. Then Jon teamed up with Luke for round 2 of their weekly football picks around the country, for entertainment purposes only of course. Finally, KSUEMAW! brought us the news that Tre Bryant, 3-star RB from St. Louis, has de-committed from K-State.

High spirits seem to be the theme of reporting on the Wildcats football team, as Brandon Chatmon at ESPN gets on board that train. Ken Corbitt at the Topeka Capital-Journal says the Wildcats are still searching for offensive balance and consistency. Over at the Waco Tribune-Herald, John Werner predicts a closer-than-expected game between the Bears and Wildcats. Jimmy Burch at the Ft. Worth Star-Telegram thinks that Baylor faces potentially dangerous upset conditions tonight in Manhattan

K-State Sports Sports Extra has their own preview of the game tonight. Something to remember: If you are going to the game tonight, remember today is business as usual in Manhattan so expect high traffic and be careful of schools letting out between 3pm and 4:30pm.

Scout.com talked to Aaron Beck, head coach of Ft. Worth All Saints' Episcopal School, about his talented WR, and K-State football commit, Isaiah Harris. Beck is obviously very high on his player, but should know a thing or two after sending players to multiple D-1 schools, including Kendall Adams to K-State a couple years ago. Not only is Harris the team leader in receiving, he's also a threat as a defensive back.