Let’s get a few facts straight. The Kansas State Wildcats are ranked third in the Big 12 standings and No. 16 in the AP Top 25. The Texas Longhorns are 1.5 games behind the Wildcats in the Big 12 and aren’t a nationally ranked team. Yet somehow the Longhorns are favored by 7.5 points (as of now at Bodog) against KSU. That’s the lack of respect given to the team on the national level, and that’s exactly what the National Football Post’s Dave Miller points out:
“Bill Snyder’s squad continues to get no respect nationally, but the veteran Wildcats head coach is in midst of a second program revival in Manhattan,” writes Miller. "Quarterback Collin Klein may be the most underrated offensive player in football, as he’s second only to Houston quarterback Case Keenum in total touchdowns with 34, and the ‘Cats play a physical brand of defense — especially against the run.
“Meanwhile, the Longhorns are depleted at running back and young and inexperienced at quarterback. Even though Manny Diaz’s defense will keep the team in any game, K-State’s red-zone efficiency will be the difference in this one.”