It’s Saturday. It’s fall. And that means it’s football time. Here’s everything you need to know regarding today’s showdown between the Kansas State Wildcats and the Oklahoma State Cowboys:
Time: Kick-off is scheduled for 3:30 ET/2:30 CT
Viewing Options: Game should be carried by ABC locally, otherwise watchable on ESPN3.
Location: K-State will be taking to the road for the second straight week, playing in Boone Pickens Stadium in Stillwater, Oklahoma.
Game Conditions: This is the perfect weather to be watching football from the stadium seats, although the players would probably not complain if the temperature dropped a couple more degrees than projected. Weather.com is projecting temperatures of 68 degrees at kick-off with 33 percent humidity and a little wind at 13 mph. Those conditions are expected to hold pretty consistent throughout the game, with zero chance of precipitation.
Intangibles: For the second straight game, K-State is essentially entering a snake pit. Texas was reeling after two straight blow out losses that dropped them from top-15 to unranked while the entire nation was calling its run defense a laughingstock. Those players were angry. Now Oklahoma State comes to the table. The Cowboys are coming off a loss to West Virginia that provided the biggest upset in the nation last week, and dropped the Pokes to #21 with an 0-1 start to Big 12 play. These players will be just as angry as Texas was, just more talented.
On K-State’s side, the preparation time was completely one-sided. The Wildcats are coming off a bye and have had two weeks to get ready for this one. Oklahoma State only got a week, and must prepare for both quarterbacks as Daniel Sams and Jake Waters will be seeing playing time. Of course, following last week’s game, it appears Oklahoma State was looking past West Virginia to K-State all along anyway.
What’ll Happen: Well, K-State is gonna win. That’s just a fact. You can read that prediction along with the rest of the Big 12 slate here. Shane Summers presented his key match up of the game on Friday, and here are the five things to watch that will determine the Wildcats’ success.