Aug 30, 2013; Manhattan, KS, USA; Kansas State Wildcats fans cheer before the start of a game against the North Dakota State Bison at Bill Snyder Family Stadium. The Wildcats lost the game 24-21. Mandatory Credit: Scott Sewell-USA TODAY Sports

The Pregame: Kansas State Looks To Rebound Against Louisiana-Lafayette


VITALS

Time: 5:30 p.m.

TV: Fox Sports 1

Radio: 810 WHB

History: K-State leads the series, 3-1

Weather: 1 million degrees, mostly sunny, fire raining from the sky. This is an approximate forecast, of course.

MOTIVATIONAL VIDEO

THREE 2 WATCH

1. Quarterback

There has been much written, spoken, and smoke signaled that Daniel Sams will see the field more frequently this week in order to help jumpstart the running game. Will this actually happen?

The School That Will Not Be Named did not respect Jake Waters legs, and focused on John Hubert in the running game. The result was Hubert having nowhere to go as K-State managed just 40 yards on the ground for the game.

Sams will certainly open things up, but his arm and decision-making skills are still in question. How Bill Snyder manages this will be interesting to watch.

2. John Hubert and the Offensive Line

Speaking of the running game, Hubert and the offensive line have to be better. Back-to-back performances with little production from the base run game would be a massive red flag and serious cause for concern. Steamrolling the Ragin’ Cajuns on the ground would be a welcomed site on many different levels.

3. Third Down

Get off the field on defense. On a macro level, third down is what killed K-State last Friday. Watch for what changes, if any, Snyder made over the last week to remedy the issue.

TAILGATE BEER

Any time there is a game against a team from Louisiana I always recommend Rouge’s Dead Guy Ale. It just seems very Cajun to me for some reason. This is weird since the beer is brewed in Oregon.

LOUISIANA-LAFAYETTE RAGIN CAJUNS

1. Ground Game Defense

Defending the run is not the strength of the Ragin’ Cajun defense, which should be good news for the Wildcats. ULL allowed 292 yards on the ground last week to Arkansas, including a 75-yard touchdown run by Jonathan Williams. The Razorbacks had two players rush for over 130 yards.

2. Terrance Broadway

Junior quarterback Terrance Broadway threw for 2,842 yards last season while competing 65.4% of his passes. He is also good with his feet, averaging 6.5 yards per carry last season, including a 77-yard TD run.

Last week, Broadway threw for 171 yards, a touchdown, and an interception. He did not attempt a rush.

3. Sneaky Good

The Ragin’ Cajuns are coming off back-to-back nine-win seasons in the Sun Belt conference, and defeated East Carolina in the New Orleans Bowl last December.

GO ‘CATS


Tags: Daniel Sams Jake Waters John Hubert Kansas State Wildcats Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns