Kansas State (6-3, 3-3 Big 12) hosts a beleaguered West Virginia (3-6, 1-5 Big 12) squad at Bill Snyder Family Stadium. Kickoff is scheduled for 2:30 PM CST, and all the game-related details are available in AMS’s How to Watch post.
West Virginia has won the last three contests against Kansas State, but the two teams are differently situated this year, with the Wildcats jockeying for better bowl position and the ‘Eers still looking for three wins to become bowl eligibility. (Blaine Myers, Parkersburg News & Sentinel).
Drew Schneider weighed in with his take on how Texas successfully bottled up the Wildcats’ rushing attack. Whether West Virginia will use the same formula to blunt Kansas State’s offense remains to be seen.
Malik Knowles had a big score to open the game against Texas last week, a sign of his growing comfort after missing a game with injury. Knowles’ success is dependent on his ability to make defenders miss in space, and he’s slowly getting better at doing just that. (Ryan Black, Manhattan Mercury).
Joshua Youngblood and Dalton Schoen have a friendly rivalry around each being the fastest player on the team, but last night, they had an actual foot race to determine the answer to this question once and for all:
Offensive coordinator Courtney Messingham was a bit underwhelmed though, especially because he doesn’t want his players to hurt themselves right before a game. (Black, Mercury). Fingers crossed that neither Youngblood nor Schoen feel the effects of this contest.
Let’s go, Cats!