Texas Tech vs. Kansas State: Big 12 contenders face off on Saturday

Matthew Emmons-US PRESSWIRE

Kansas State's Collin Klein and Texas Tech's Seth Doege each accounted for seven touchdowns in wins on Saturday.

With wins over West Virginia and TCU in back-to-back weeks, the Texas Tech Red Raiders have bounced back from a 41-20 loss to Oklahoma are No. 14 in the latest BCS Standings. However, they'll have their hands full on Saturday as they'll travel to face the buzz saw that has been the Kansas State Wildcats.

With a 7-0 record, K-State's 55-14 over West Virginia was so impressive that it allowed the Wildcats to jump Oregon and take the No. 3 spot in the BCS rankings despite the fact that the Ducks defeated Arizona State, 43-21. The huge win also allowed Kansas State's quarterback, Collin Klein, to jump Geno Smith and become a favorite to win the Heisman Trophy.

Smith's Heisman campaign hit a speed bump against Texas Tech though, and the Red Raiders will have to provide a similar bump in the road for Klein if they hope to come away with a third straight conference victory. Against West Virginia, Klein completed 19-of-21 passes for 323 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions. He also added four rushing touchdowns, carrying the ball 12 times for 41 yards.

Also coming off a career-best game is Texas Tech's Seth Doege. In a three overtime game Doege completed 30-of-42 passes for 318 yards and seven touchdowns without throwing an interception. In the sole loss of the season though, Doege threw three interceptions and no touchdowns against Oklahoma.

Saturday's game between the two Big 12 teams will begin at 2:30 p.m. CT and will be televised on FOX.

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