The Kansas State Wildcats are walking into a potential trap in Fort Worth, Texas this upcoming weekend. They are unbeaten, which means that they have a bulls-eye on their backs. TCU will be looking to hit the mark.
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Moreover, they're not sure about the health of their
best player as quarterback Collin Klein is a question mark. They will also have
to contend with a team that has been given a fresh injection of confidence.
This is a very tricky spot for the leaders of the Big 12 Conference.
of Klein’s status, there is no betting line out for this contest just yet.
Wildcats can win because:
They make fewer mistakes than TCU or for that matter, any of their opponents.
of the most remarkable statistics to emerge from the first 10 weeks of the
college football season is that Kansas State has scored 111 points off its
opponents' turnovers while allowing zero points – not one – from any of the
turnovers it has committed this season. The Wildcats have a remarkable ability
to minimize mistakes but then play excellent sudden-change defense on the few
occasions when they give up the ball.
coach Bill Snyder is able to get his team to play at a consistent level. Kansas
State simply doesn't beat itself and it is regularly opportunistic against any
kind of opponent in any style of game. The Wildcats are supremely resourceful
and they are well-schooled. They don’t find themselves out of position on the
quarterback, Collin Klein, makes the right reads and is agile enough to
improvise whenever the structure of a play breaks down. Also, his ability as a
runner exceeds his ability as a passer, and that two-tiered balance lends an
extra dimension of potency to Kansas State's offense.
Horned Frogs can win because:
might not be fully ready to play in this game. No odds lines have yet been set
for this contest, precisely because Las Vegas is waiting to get better reports
on Klein's health status.
was seen shaking his right wrist in the third quarter of last Saturday's win
over Oklahoma State but he didn't play the final 25 minutes. Since he did
complete a few passes after dinging up his wrist, a lot of speculation has
emerged in which a concussion is being viewed as a possible source of Klein's
benching. If indeed a concussion has taken place, Kansas State has to be very
careful about how it handles Klein. Moreover, if Klein does play, he might not
display the sharp decision making that college football pundits have come to
expect. Daniel Sams, KSU's backup quarterback, did okay against Oklahoma State
but he did have a multi-possession lead when he came into that game. A full
game on the road against TCU would be harder for Sams to navigate. Klein needs
to be on the field for almost all of this game for KSU to win.
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cannot know for sure but the sense here is that Klein will play. He won't be
great but he'll be good enough and as a result, Kansas State will escape with a
close win in Fort Worth.