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Should Kansas State be on upset alert this weekend?

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UTSA could present the Wildcats with an unexpected challenge tomorrow.

Bazooka Joe gets his first start on the road this weekend. Keep your fingers and toes crossed for him.
Bazooka Joe gets his first start on the road this weekend. Keep your fingers and toes crossed for him.
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Kansas State plays Texas-San Antonio this weekend. In connection with that, Jon Morse talks to the "enemy," not once, but twice. Here's our UTSA Q&A with Javi Cardenas of BirdsUp.com, the UTSA Rivals site, and Jared Kalmus of Underdog Dynasty, an SB Nation blog. Also, Jon interviewed Javi at BirdsUp HERE and for Jared at UD right HERE.

Meanwhile, TB kicks the tires on the UTSA Roadrunners and predictably predicts a win for Kansas State.

Finally, last but definitely not least, Luke Thompson talks to the Wichita Eagle's senior columnist, Bob Lutz, in the latest edition of Bring on the Podcast.

The Topeka Capital Journal's Ken Corbitt, Tim Bisel, and Kevin Haskin ponder the possibility of an upset this weekend and answer other Kansas State football questions in their weekly podcast. Corbitt thinks the Wildcats will be especially challenged by the up-tempo play of the Roadrunners, but should still win. The ESPN(blog) Big 12 crew's roundtable sort of agrees with him, suggesting Kansas State will struggle against UTSA.

Joe Hubener will get the call at quarterback for the game, his first time in the starting role--not just at Kansas State, but ever (Kellis Robinett, Kansas City Star). Hubener is thankful for the chance, and calls it a dream-come-true in this Q&A with Kelly McHugh-Stewart of KStateSports Extra.

Robinett also offers this quick three-minute capsule preview of the UTSA game.

There was a time when losing to UTSA would not have been such an upset. The Capital-Journal's Kevin Haskin takes a look back to 1985, when the Wildcats' head coach Jim Dickey resigned just two games into the season, and Kansas State embarked on an unprecedented losing streak shortly thereafter.

Kansas State fans are the best, a fact recently acknowledged by Bill Snyder in a letter to the fans after the South Dakota game (Jonathan Greig, K-State Collegian).

Bandgate 2015 is beginning to peter out, but the Collegian offers this parting shot op-ed from Taylor Czajkowski, calling the whole fiasco much ado about nothing, and in Lawrence, they're worried that Beak Attack II is inevitable at this year's Sunflower Showdown (Tom Keegan, KUSports.com).

In possibly the most important football news of the season, West Virginia and Pitt have agreed to renew their vaunted rivalry in four games from 2022-25. The Backyard Brawl is back, and nobody is more thrilled than Dana Holgorsen.

Happy Friday, all!