Kansas State, ranked No. 15 in the nation, isn't taking the Mean Green of North Texas lightly, even with a showdown with 5th-ranked Oklahoma on deck.
How could they? Wildcats coach Bill Snyder has his fingerprints all over the program. He coached under Hayden Fry at North Texas from 1976-78, and got his first win with K-State (and his career) over the Mean Green in 1982.
Then there's the last meeting between the teams in 2010. The Wildcats won a wild 49-41 decision in Denton, Texas.
K-State (3-0) will host North Texas (2-1) at 6 p.m. CT Saturday and are 28.5 point favorites. While Louisiana-Monroe proved no team can be overlooked, it would be a massive upset for the Mean Green to walk out of Manhattan with a win.
The game is on FSN locally.
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