3. Oklahoma State Cowboys
K-State hosts Oklahoma State on November 7th in what should be a fun battle. This rivalry has gone back and forth over the years with OSU winning it last year in Stillwater. The Cowboys have one of the best teams they’ve had in years and there almost seems to be a consensus that if Mike Gundy can’t get over the hump with this group of players, it’s probably not going to happen.
Returning to Stillwater is running back Chuba Hubbard and wide receiver Tylan Wallace, who are going to kick butt and take names in 2020. Hubbard ran roughshod over Kansas State’s defense last year to the tune of 296 yards and a touchdown. That’s not a typo – He rushed for nearly 300 yards against K-State!
While Kansas State will definitely try to have a better solution when it comes to stopping Hubbard, that doesn’t mean they’ll be successful. This will be a tough game for the Wildcats.
2. Texas Longhorns
Texas is riding a three-game winning streak against Kansas State and will look to make it four when the two square off in Manhattan in the final regular season game of the year on December 5th. It’ll be odd playing football in December in the Little Apple, but K-State will have to be prepared for a tough Longhorns team late in the year when it’s freezing outside.
Trevor Matich of ESPN said that Texas was his sleeper team this year because of what Sam Ehlinger can do at the quarterback position. Ehlinger played well against the Wildcats last year, completing 75.9% of his passes for 263 yards, one touchdown, and one interception.
For whatever reason, the Longhorns have had K-State’s number over the past three years, so KSU is going to have to buck that trend. There could be a lot on the line in the final week of the season for both teams, so this is going to be a huge game for the Wildcats.