Hard to imagine K-State needing a late touchdown to win its opener this time around.
This is the Hurricanes’ second visit to the Sunflower State, fresh off their 1978 victory at Kansas 38-6.
Mean Green is picked eighth in the Sun Belt Conference and will have already visited LSU by the time they hit Manhattan.
Sooners are averaging 52.7 points against K-State in last three meetings. Hard to see them putting up that many in this matchup. We think.
Bill Snyder owned Glen Mason (somewhat), Terry Allen, Mark Mangino and Turner Gill. Welcome to Aggieville, Charlie Weis.
Last four meetings, all K-State wins, have been decided by eight points or less.
K-State traveled to Morgantown in 1930 (lost 23-7) and 1931 (won 19-0). Eighty-one years later, it’s a conference game.
Not that the streak figures to continue, but it should be noted that the Red Raiders have won two straight in Manhattan (2004, 35-25, and 2008, 58-28).
One of college football’s best 2011 games gets a rematch in Manhattan. This one will also have some significant bowl implications.
Horned Frogs won three straight from Stan Parrish’s bunch in the mid-1980s, but it’s the first meeting since. TCU coach Gary Patterson was a strong safety and outside linebacker for KSU in 1980 and 1981.
Snyder is 5-1 against the Bears, the only loss a 47-42 thriller at Waco in 2010.
Some serious bowl positioning could be on the line. Remember that K-State is 4-1 against the Longhorns in Manhattan, the only loss in 2002 when a game-tying field goal was missed in the final minutes.