clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Kansas State Wildcats Vs. Missouri Tigers: Mizzou Looks To Get Back On Track

The Missouri Tigers have lost two straight games against the Nebraska Cornhuskers and Texas Tech Red Raiders. On Saturday, they look to snap their losing streak against the Kansas State Wildcats. Mizzou will have plenty of reasons to win as they play their final home game of the season.

There are a couple of key questions surrounding Mizzou's game against Kansas State. First up, can they stop the running game? Wildcats RB Daniel Thomas is among the best in the country and is a significant part of K-State's offense (as evidenced by their two -- two! -- passes last week).

Missouri head coach Gary Pinkel on Thomas:

"Kansas State's a very, very good football team. (Daniel) Thomas, their running back, is probably, one of the best in the country, if not the best in the country. He's a great, great player. They play very, very good defense, so we obviously got a challenge ahead of us and we've got to play better football."

Mizzou's defense has played well this year and stopping Thomas can go a long way to stopping the Wildcats.

The second question surrounding the Wildcats is: Who the heck is their QB? Kansas State head coach Bill Snyder has been coy about who the starter will be. You've got the proven guy in QB Carson Coffman and the hot hand in QB Collin Klein, who had a great day on the ground against Texas. Klein certainly adds another element to the Wildcats offense but Coffman has played in bigger games.

"Flip a coin," Snyder said. "Who do you want?"
Yeah, I don't think we'll be getting an answer anytime soon. Snyder suggests the QB decision could come down to the last minute. From KSU's perspective, there's no reason to announce the starter. The two playing styles of each QB is different enough that it could cause Mizzou some problems preparing for both.

The Tigers and Wildcats will kick off in Columbia, Mo. on Saturday at 11:30 a.m.