Second Ranked K-State Travels TCU For Primetime Battle

By: KSU, posted by Kinch O'Kelley
By: KSU, posted by Kinch O'Kelley

Fresh off a 44-30 win at home over No. 24 Oklahoma State, Kansas State will head back out on the road for consecutive weeks beginning with a primetime matchup at TCU on Saturday. The nationally-televised contest between the 9-0 Wildcats and the 6-3 Horned Frogs is slated for a 6 p.m., kickoff as FOX College Football's Game of the Week with Gus Johnson (play-by-play), Charles Davis (analyst) and Julie Alexandria (sidelines) on the call.

A free live audio broadcast is also available on k-statesports.com and on SIRIUS satellite radio channel 91 (XM Channel 91). Wyatt Thompson will call the action on the radio with Stan Weber providing color analysis and Matt Walters giving sideline updates.

Live stats will be also available through Gametracker, while Twitter updates -@kstatesports and @kstate_gameday - will all be a part of k-statesports.com's gameday coverage.

A QUICK LOOK AT THE WILDCATS

The Wildcats are 9-0 overall and 6-0 in Big 12 play for just the third time under Bill Snyder and the first time since 1999. K-State checked in at No. 2 again in this week's BCS standings, the highest BCS ranking in school history. The Cats are averaging 225 yards per game on the ground on offense, are second nationally in passing efficiency and currently lead the nation in turnover margin at plus-20. K-State is also holding steady as the nation's least-penalized unit with 31 this year, a figure that ranks tops nationally.

Last week against No. 24 Oklahoma State, K-State's defense forced five turnovers that led to 21 points as the Wildcats held on for a 14-point win. In fact, K-State has scored 111 points off turnovers this year while not yielding a single point to opponents via turnovers. Quarterback Collin Klein turned in yet another terrific game, throwing for 245 yards on 16-of-22 aim and rushing for 64 yards and a score in three quarters. Klein, the current NCAA leader in passing efficiency, continues to lead the team to victory as he is 20-4 in his career as the starting quarterback, including a 14-3 mark in Big 12 play.

Helping Klein lead the charge offensively is John Hubert, who has scored 12 touchdowns in nine games after three as the full-time starter a year ago. Hubert ranks second in the Big 12 at 84.4 yards per game, while Klein is third at 77.6 yards per game.

The Wildcat defense has been tough all year, giving up just over 18 points per game to rank 21st nationally, while K-State's rush defense is ninth in the NCAA, yielding just 99.2 yards per game. Senior linebacker Arthur Brown continues to put up All-America numbers as he leads the team with 67 tackles and has two interceptions, including one he returned 37 yards for his first career touchdown against Texas Tech.

LAST WEEK: #2 K-STATE 44, #24 Oklahoma State 30

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) -- No. 2 Kansas State used 199 yards in kickoff returns and three interceptions by senior Allen Chapman to posted a 44-30 win over No. 24 Oklahoma State on Saturday night at Bill Snyder Family Stadium.


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