The Kansas State Wildcats are on a road no one expected them be traveling this season, the BCS Championship game is close, but K-State can’t afford to look too far ahead. With their next two games on the road against the TCU Horned Frogs, Baylor Bears and a regular season finale against the Texas Longhorns, K-State has a very difficult path. The Wildcats have already played four ranked teams within the Big 12 and if all goes to plan, number five will be in Manhattan against the Horns.
The KSU defense will have the biggest challenge in the last three games, as they have to slow down a Baylor offense that ranks No. 1 in the conference in total offense. David Ash and the Longhorns’ running game won’t be a small task either. Head coach Bill Snyder has managed to coach his boys to execute his gameplan to perfection. The defense is holding offenses within conference to just 20 points a game and have already proven they can handle a talented passing attack when they took down The Oklahoma Sooners,Texas Tech Red Raiders and West Virginia Mountaineers.
On the offensive side of the ball, the Wildcats had the label of not accomplishing the sexy numbers, but honestly they have been pure beauty. They are scoring over 40 points a game and producing 440.7 yards a game with Heisman front-runner, Collin Klein. He is expected to play and should be able to have a good day through the air, but both the K-State and TCU defenses have been the best at defending the run in the Big 12, so the ground game with Klein and John Hubert might not be as effective.
With a win on Saturday, the Wildcats will be one step closer to clinching the Big 12 title along with a Fiesta Bowl berth, however, at this point in the season this team isn’t going for the Fiesta Bowl. Nothing will satisfy this team or fans except a shot in the BCS championship. Kansas State needs to be careful in Fort Worth this Saturday. TCU has risen above tons of turmoil this season and would love nothing more than to knock off the No. 2 team in the country. The Frogs have lived for these games under Gary Patterson.
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