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The Wildcats host the Horned Frogs today, and look for a measure of redemption.

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Football

Kansas State takes on #6 TCU in Manhattan today at 11 AM. The Horned Frogs are 5-0 (2-0) and currently at the top of the Big 12 standings. Jon Morse has all the details in the Pregame Info post.

Yesterday, TB kicked the tires on the Horned Frogs, and well, it doesn’t look good for at least one purple-clad squad.

Alex Delton is expected to start in place of Jesse Ertz, who has a knee injury. Delton has been playing with the starters in practice this week in preparation for TCU. The offense with Delton in charge will be focused on the running game, quarterback draws, and some short, safe passes. Don’t be looking for anything like the Great Kleining of 2010 though. That won’t work against TCU’s stout run defense.

Meanwhile, on the other side of the ball, Kansas State will have its hands full with TCU signal caller Kenny Hill. Given how thoroughly confused the defense looked against Sam Ehlinger and Texas a week ago, it’s hard to see how the defense will contain Hill, who is great through the air, pretty good with his legs, and can even catch passes if needed.

Go Cats! Beat those purple impostors!

The Wildcats have the early slot in today’s slate of games, but the Big 12 is at full strength today.

— #24 Texas Tech (+3.0) at West Virginia (11 AM; ESPNU)

— Kansas (+22.5) at Iowa State (11 AM; FSN affiliates)

— Oklahoma (-9.5) vs Texas (2:30 PM; ESPN)

— Baylor (+27.0) at Oklahoma State (2:30 PM; FS1)

The full TV schedule for today is available HERE.

Soccer

Coming off a big win over Kansas, the Wildcats were hoping to cement a higher spot in the conference standings. But a lackluster first half doomed Kansas State, and despite a more solid second innings, the Wildcats were beaten 1-0 by Baylor.

The Bears scored in the 31st minute. The Wildcats had several shots on goal in the second half, including a penalty kick—the program’s first—at the 83rd minute, but could not cash in.

The Wildcats will continue the home stand against Texas on Sunday at 1 PM.

Volleyball

The football team isn’t the only one hosting a ranked team from Texas this weekend. Kansas State takes on #25 Baylor at Ahearn for Pack the Fieldhouse night. First serve is scheduled for 7 PM. Be there.

The VolleyCats are 0-5 against ranked teams so far this season, so the team can use all the support possible.

The game will also stream live on ESPN3.