Kansas State football finished 2020 with a 4-6 record. Can the Wildcats improve in 2021?
Kansas State football has a great opportunity to make some noise in the Big 12 this season. With Skylar Thompson returning for another season, and having a rising star at running back in Deuce Vaughn, the Wildcats could hit the over on their win/loss betting odds set at 5.5.
Chris Klieman is entering his third season as the Kansas State football head coach and is hoping for a more consistent year from his roster. At Big 12 media days, Thompson mentioned drowning out the noise and just focusing on his continual improvement as a player.
The transfer portal has become a popular offseason move for college football players looking for their best playing opportunity. K-State landed Daniel Imatorbhebhe, a 3 star TE from Illinois, who is a good addition after the departure of Briley Moore to the NFL.
The Wildcat secondary is already a strong group headed into the season and the transfer from Louisville will add a solid starting caliber safety to the group. Russ Yeast, a 3 star safety, started every game for the Cardinals last year and tallied 137 total tackles over his four years with the program.
K-State is predicted to finish in a tie for 6th place in the Big 12 with West Virginia. Klieman can use the underdog mentality yet again with this Wildcats team.
Every season, Kansas State football is overlooked and this season seems to be no different with Oklahoma and Iowa State dominating the preseason headlines. My prediction for the season is a 7-5 record with a couple of close losses against Texas Tech and Oklahoma State that could go either way.