Kansas State Positions Itself As Big 12 Title Contender

The No. 7 Kansas State Wildcats shocked the nation on Saturday, thanks to their 24-19 win over then-No. 6 Oklahoma, in Norman.

Led by the steady leadership of quarterback Collin Klein, the Wildcats have surged to a 4-0 start on the season and put themselves in position to be a legit contender for the Big 12 championship.

Klein, talking to reporters after the game, showed little emotion over the big win and instead acted as if were merely business as usual on the path they had chosen for the season. Stewart Mandel of SI.com says the attitude is just a reflection of Bill Snyder:

That suffices for excitement from a group of players who take their cues from a white-haired, 72-year-old future Hall of Famer who showed the nation, yet again, why we should never doubt his squads. In his first stint as Kansas State's coach, from 1989-2005, Bill Snyder engineered the greatest makeover in college football history, lifting the Wildcats from the dregs of Division I to the brink of a national championship. Four years into his return engagement, K-State is, at the very least, a bona fide Big 12 championship contender.

Klein has 758 yards passing and 309 yards on the ground through four games, including five touchdown passes and four rushing touchdowns. The Wildcats have featured a good mix of defense and steady offense this season, and look to carry that momentum in Saturday's game against Kansas. Kickoff is set for 11 p.m. CT, with coverage on Fox.

Head over to Bring On The Cats for more Kansas State football coverage, and check out Crimson And Cream Machine for more Oklahoma analysis. Also visit SB Nation's college football hub for more news from around the country.

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