Kansas State didn't even allow Houston to score in their first-ever matchup in 2023. The Cougars ended up firing thier head coach Dana Holgorsen at the end of their first season in the Big 12. They replaced him with former Tulane head coach Willie Fritz. Fritz coached the Tulane team that beat Kansas State in 2022.
I think Fritz will come in and be a good fit at Houston, but he is going to need about a year or two to get used to coaching in the Big 12. Houston will probably put some points up this time around, but I don't see them beating the Wildcats just yet.
Avery Johnson at this point will have led Kansas State to an 8-1 record and will be showing everyone that they don't want to mess with the Wildcats.