Kansas State will take on #22 Oklahoma State today in Manhattan with bowl eligibility for a seventh straight season. Kickoff is scheduled for 2:30 PM CDT. The home team has gone 10-2 in this series, and the teams are tied at 6-6 since 1998.
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As TB noted in Kicking the Tires, Oklahoma State is the last home game of Kansas State’s pivotal home stand, and a win would set the Wildcats up nicely for the last quarter of the season.
The public perception of Big 12 offenses is that they’re pass-heavy, but the running game is still alive and well, with four of the league’s ten teams ranking in the top 50 rushing offenses in the country. Baylor is 4th and Kansas State is 48th (Ken Corbitt, Topeka Capital-Journal).
On the other hand, the offensive firepower in the Big 12 frequently comes through the air, and Oklahoma State’s passing game is among the best in the country. D.J. Reed and his brothers in the secondary have their work cut out for them in this game (Corbitt, Capital-Journal).
In what is becoming an alarming trend, Kansas State’s play is stout in the first half but seems to let up in the second, leading to some closer-than-necessary scores. The Wildcats have been outscored 67-41 in the fourth quarter, including 16-0 by Iowa State last Saturday. This week, the team will strive to play all 60 minutes with no lapse in focus. Let’s keep our fingers crossed (Corbitt, Capital-Journal).
Alex Delton has finally played actual game minutes now, and he offers Kansas State’s offense a different dimension and could see the field against Oklahoma State as well. Interestingly, Bill Snyder and several teammates noted that Delton is a perfectly capable passer and could be a true dual-threat in a game (Kellis Robinett, Wichita Eagle).
Washburn got a dual dose of purple yesterday, playing exhibition games against the Kansas State men’s and women’s basketball teams.
The men came away with a 73-58 win in their final exhibition of the season. A dominant 46-27 first half-performance including a double-double from senior Wesley Iwundu (21 points, 11 rebounds) took care of the Ichabods. This was the Wildcats’ 20th straight win in home exhibition games.
The women, in their opening game, had a very different experience. Jeff Mittie’s squad was slow out of the gate and held only a 27-19 lead at the half. However, they stormed back in the second half, even outscoring the Ichabods 22-0 in the fourth quarter.
Kansas State ultimately won the game 66-31, with Breanna Lewis tallying 17 points, and eight rebounds and Kindred Wesemann 13 points and five steals. Freshman Eternati Willock 11 points and five rebounds.