K-State, Kansas Meet In Sunflower Showdown

By: DAVE SKRETTA, AP Sports Writer
By: DAVE SKRETTA, AP Sports Writer

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) _ Charlie Weis wanted to give his team a lesson in the Sunflower Showdown ahead of his first game against Kansas State, so the new Kansas coach figured he'd better bone up on it himself.

He read about the recent history, too.

While Kansas owns a decisive advantage in a series that stretches to 1902, the Wildcats have dominated it for more than two decades, ever since the arrival of Bill Snyder in Manhattan prior to the 1989 season. There was a stretch of 11 straight victories, and currently three in a row.

Most people don't figure the outcome Saturday will be much different.

The seventh-ranked Wildcats (4-0) are rolling after beating Oklahoma on the road two weeks ago, while the Jayhawks (1-3) have blown two fourth-quarter leads this season.


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