It remains a mystery as to how Bill Snyder continues to produce the type of teams that he does and yet every season you can expect the Wildcats to be one of the more frightening teams on your schedule. This year is no exception as KSU has already been incredibly close to upending two of the Big 12's unbeaten.
The Wildcats are just behind Oklahoma, in the Big 12 Conference, in scoring. K-State produces an average of 36.4 points per game. Junior quarterback Joe Huebner leads a struggling passing attack, that ranks ninth in the conference. On the season, he's completed 47.7% of his passes for 827 yards. He has four touchdown passes in 2015 to two interceptions.
Deante Burton is the Wildcats' top receiver with 15 receptions for 222 yards. He is tied with Kody Cook for a team-high in touchdowns at two. Dominique Heath is just behind Burton with 14 receptions for 196 yards.
Hubener is the team's leading rusher in rushing attempts with 64 on the season but Justin Silmon is every bit as effective, if not more so, with 4.9 yards per carry on 57 rushing attempts. Fifteen of Kansas State's twenty-one offensive touchdowns have come on the ground this season with Hubener accounting for six of them.
On the defensive side of the ball the Wildcats are once again just behind Oklahoma, in the conference rankings, allowing 24.8 points per game. Opposing quarterbacks are completing 60% of their passes for an average of 291 yards per game against the Wildcats. Kansas State has allowed just seven passing touchdowns on the season and has nabbed three interceptions.
In the bad news department, for the Sooners, KSU leads the conference in rush defense. Opponents are averaging just 3.5 yards per carry and 105 yards per game against the Wildcats. Donnie Starks and Elijah Lee lead the team with 30 tackles each, with Lee accounting for four tackles for loss and two of the team's interceptions.
Kicker Jack Cantele is perfect on PAT's this season (15/15) and is 8-of-9 on field goal attempts with a season long of 44 yards.
Obviously, after last Saturday, we can make the assumption that nothing is going to come easy for Oklahoma in conference play. The Sooners have struggled to produce rushing yards this season and the offensive line was exposed even more so in the area of pass protection last Saturday. Even worse, the Longhorns ran for 313 yards against the Sooner defense. Buckle up, Oklahoma fans, it's going to be a wild ride on Saturday afternoon.