The losing streak must end now! Kansas State returns home from a tough road trip to take on Texas A&M and hopefully get back to winning. While the outcome was tough to swallow, the Oklahoma State game could easily serve as a confidence booster for a team that many didn’t believe could hang with the nation’s best. Kansas State proved beyond any doubt that they are capable of winning every game that remains on their schedule and now its up to them to take care of business. Continue reading to see how hey can get another Wildcat Victory!
Offense – The offense played incredibly last Saturday and if they put up the same sort of performance, there’s just no way Texas A&M will be able to keep up. K-State finished with 507 total yards of offense and the playbook was opened up to reveal some nice new wrinkles. Those wrinkles are what allowed Collin Klein to throw for 231 yards which is bad news for Texas A&M’s 120th ranked pass defense. Among FBS programs, that’s dead last. The Wildcat’s ground game is going to continue to get its yards and it should help to soften that horrid pass defense even more. Add to all that the troubles that the Aggies have had all season holding onto leads and this should be a great setup to get back to winning. To get the W, it’s the same story as every game: keep on keepin’ on.
Defense – Texas A&M’s offense ranks 6th overall putting up 520 yards per game. That looks a whole lot scarier than it really is though. To put it in perspective, Baylor ranks 2nd, Missouri is 10th, and Texas Tech is 11th. Obviously, the Wildcats are capable of taking care of big offensive teams but the concern that remains is centered on the pass defense. Texas A&M throws for 300 yards per game and if that’s not slowed down there could be trouble. Some of those yards have come late in games as the Aggies are playing catch-up but QB Ryan Tannehill is more than capable of putting up big numbers and scores. It’ll be interesting to see how the defense responds after 2 straight weeks of being thrashed by good passers. To get a win, limit the rush offense, don’t let any receivers get behind the safeties, and force some more turnovers.
Special Teams – Tyler Lockett. That’s all that needs to happen. If Texas A&M kicks to the freshman phenom, good things will happen. That area hasn’t been a question at anytime this season. The field goal unit is a different story. Cantele is consistently inconsistent and just as with every game, his goal is to just not make any huge mistakes. Kicks going to at least the 15-yard line, no illegal procedures, no missed extra points or chip shot field goals and all should be fine.
Prediction – Kansas State should win this game. A&M has been awful at times this season and is prone to turning the ball over at the worst possible moments. The Wildcats will take advantage of that and pound out another victory to improve to 8-2 on the season. EMAW!