TB kicked the tires on Texas, and in keeping with his usual cynicism, projected a Texas win. Oh, and Colin Cowherd picked Texas too, because apparently, Kansas State’s offense “stinks bad.” Horns down, dude, Horns down.
The writers at CBSSports expect a close game with Kansas State covering the spread, but Texas taking the win. Meanwhile, ScipioTex takes the view that AJ Parker’s absence in the defense will be the difference maker, and Texas will probably win because just ball control and ball possession isn’t enough for Kansas State—a team that gives up more yards on defense than it gets on offense—and so Texas could blow out the Wildcats.
Regardless, Kansas State is confident the offense—particularly the ground game—can be successful against the Longhorns’ vaunted defense. Having James Gilbert and Jordon Brown back will help, but their absence has little bearing on the Wildcats’ planned rushing attack, which may depend more on Skylar Thompson’s legs at this point.
Meanwhile, Klieman is very high on Sam Ehlinger and on the skills the Texas quarterback brings to the game, comparing him to Jalen Hurts. He also talked about the Texas defense and its physicality.
For Kansas State, a fourth straight win would take Chris Klieman’s first season to unexpected heights. For Texas, a win would be useful, and a loss would be devastating, or at the very least, require some serious rethinking of the season, at least according to the folks at Burnt Orange Nation.
Their brethren at Barking Carnival bring your the Texas Pregamer, which is equal parts disappointing and disturbing this time around. You have been warned.
Kansas State gets its first real road test today when the team takes on UNLV in Las Vegas. The game tips off at 3 PM and—if you plan to miss the football game altogether—you can catch the contest on ESPN+. This is the first in a home-home series, with the Rebels visiting Manhattan next season.
The women’s team scored a 73-48 victory over Omaha last night to open the season. Several Wildcats posted big scores, including All-American Peyton Williams who had the 22nd double-double of her career, with 14 points and 19 rebounds.
The VolleyCats have won two straight matches at home, and now they host Iowa State at Ahearn Field House at 6:30 PM tonight. The Cyclones took the first match in the series, but Kansas State has won three of its last four contests this season, and confidence is high.