Texas Tech Week 5 Preview: Kansas State


Every year, a conference features a sleeper team that ends up competing for a conference title. In the Big 12, keep a close eye on Kansas State. 

The Wildcats have missed a beat in the transition from Bill Snyder to Chris Klieman. After what looked to be a promising start in 2019, injuries and a COVID-19 season cost K-State much of its success a year later. Last season, Klieman was back on track, going 8-5 to close out the year with a Texas Bowl victory over LSU. 

The Wildcats will have a new quarterback for the first time since 2017 following the departure of Skylar Thompson. Defensively, Kansas State seems to be set to make a run with the return of both leading pass-rushers. Add in a do-it-all playmaker in the backfield and maybe it’s best not to call K-State a sleeper. 





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