Kansas State vs. Texas: 10 Keys to Watch as Big 12 Contenders Meet

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Kansas State vs. Texas: 10 Keys to Watch as Big 12 Contenders Meet
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College football tradition will be on display in the Big-12 matchup between the Kansas State Wildcats and the Texas Longhorns this weekend, but the script will be anything but what’s expected.

Traditional powerhouse Texas has endured a tough season so far—with a mediocre 6-3 overall record to show for it—but will still be favored at home against the visiting Wildcats on Saturday.

K-State has surprised the college football world so far, starting their season with seven consecutive victories before dropping two of their last three. And while their hopes of going to a BCS bowl might be lost, the Wildcats will be a difficult matchup for the Longhorns.

Apparently the network executives agree, because the game will be televised during prime time on Saturday night. Despite the lack of BCS implications, the game will be an entertaining conference matchup nonetheless.

Here’s what to look for when you settle in to watch Kansas State vs. Texas …

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