A lot of things have to happen and align for Kansas State to make it into the conference championship game in 2023. The first thing they had to do was beat Iowa State at home on senior day. The Wildcats couldn't even do that. They allow Iowa State to move up and down the field at will and handed the Cyclones the win on what would eventually be Will Howard's final game in the a Kansas State uniform.
While I think the Cyclones are going to take a step forward this season and be in the mix for the conference championship, I don't think they will beat Kansas State. I think the Wildcats are going to come into this game with a chip on thier shoulder from the 2023 game and show they can win in Ames.
I believe Kansas State will finish the regular season 10-2 with a spot in the conference championship game.