Coming off the heels of a 37-0 home victory over Kent State, the Kansas State Wildcats head out on the road for the first time in the young 2011 season as they venture to unfamiliar territory to take on the Miami Hurricanes of the ACC.
The Wildcats may be 2-0 but they certainly are stepping up in competition as they take on a 1-1 Hurricane team which last week defeated Ohio State 24-6. Miami benefited from the return of senior quarterback Jacory Harris, who served a one-game suspension during the season opener. Though Harris only threw for 123 yards last week, his two first quarter touchdown passes to Allen Hurns helped get the 'Canes out to quick 14-0 lead.
Veteran Kansas State coach Bill Snyder is worried about the speed of Miami heading into the game and spoke to The Mercury this week about the issue-
"Well, I'm trying to find a way we can become twice as fast as we are right now," he said in jest this week. "You're probably hard-pressed to find anyone that runs as well as Miami."
Snyder also eluded to this matchup being a measuring stick game for the Wildcats-
"This is a major step," Snyder said. "It will be very definitive where we are and hopefully we play as well as we're capable of playing and continue to make some improvement — and then that gives us a good assessment of where we are, regardless of the outcome — if indeed we play well."