Sep 21, 2013; Austin, TX, USA; Kansas State Wildcats wide receiver Tyler Lockett (16) makes a catch to the one yard line against the Texas Longhorns during the fourth quarter of a football game at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium. The Longhorns won 31-21. Mandatory Credit: Jim Cowsert-USA TODAY Sports

The Pregame: Kansas State Looking To Continue Oklahoma State’s Misery


VITALS

Time: 2:30 p.m.

TV: ABC

Radio: 810 WHB

History: Oklahoma State leads the series 36-23

Weather: Partly cloudy, 69-degrees

Line: OSU, -14

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THREE 2 WATCH

1. Bill Snyder

Bill Snyder had an extra week to prepare for this game while also trying to cure the ills that inhabit this football team. “In Bill We Trust,” yes, but can Snyder overcome the lack of athletic defensive players on this team to slow down the Cowboys?

2. Identity

Jake Waters, Daniel Sams, whatever. Kansas State needs an identity and consistency to what it does on offense. If the Wildcats are going to use both quarterbacks all season, fine. But they have to have a system that makes more sense than what the first four games have shown.

3. Ty Zimmerman

Oklahoma State is a big play offense, so Zimmerman should be busy trying to keep everything in front of him. How he plays could dictate whether K-State has a shot to win the game.

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OKLAHOMA STATE COWBOYS

1. J.W. Walsh

Walsh is good with his legs, leading the team in rushing through four games. But his passing has been erratic, and was part of the reason why the Cowboys lost to West Virginia last weekend. He’s going to have to play better if OSU wants to win on Saturday, let alone a Big 12 championship.

2. Passing Defense

OSU has the worst passing defense in the Big 12, allowing 258 yards per game through the air at 11.3 yards per completion.

3. Penalties

Penalties have been an issue for the Cowboys, committing 17 of them in the two games they have played against BCS teams. The 10 they committed against West Virginia ended up being backbreaking for them. It’ll be interesting to see if they clean this up this week or if it continues to be an issue for the Cowboys.

GO ‘CATS!


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