6 – The number of wins by K-State over Texas in Big 12 conference play
The Wildcats are 6-2 against the Longhorns in Big 12 games. No other conference team — not including West Virginia and TCU who have only played Texas once in Big 12 play — has a better Big 12 record against the Longhorns.
27 – The number of Wildcat seniors who will be suiting up for their final home game on Saturday
Collin Klein, Arthur Brown and Chris Harper lead a group of players that have been the backbone of K-State’s football resurgence into their last hurrah at Bill Snyder Family Stadium. Over the last four seasons the Wildcats are 33-16, including 20-4 thus far in 2011 and 2012.
106 – K-State’s total rushing yards in their upset loss to Baylor
If the Wildcats hope to top Texas on senior day they will have to get more production from the running game. The Longhorns are a likely victim, giving up over 200 yards rushing per game this year. K-State running back John Hubert is particularly due for a rebound as the junior has averaged just 44 yards per game in his last four outings.
134 – The combined age of head coaches Bill Snyder and Mack Brown
The two sages of Big 12 coaching, Snyder and Brown have a combined record of 318-126 between them to go along with 36 years of experience at their current schools.
469 – Chris Harper’s receiving yards over the course of the Wildcats’ last five games
Harper has caught 28 passes and averaged 94 yards per game for K-State over the past five games. That coupled with the potential of wideout Tyler Lockett being less than 100 percent in the Texas ballgame puts the pressure on both Harper and receiver Tramaine Thompson to come up big to give the Wildcats balance against Texas.
2003 – The last time K-State won a Big 12 Championship in football
Coincidentally, that same year was the last time K-State lost a football game to Texas. It is unlikely that K-State can afford a loss to the Longhorns this time around. A Wildcat loss coupled with an Oklahoma win over TCU would give the Sooners sole claim to this year’s title. The Wildcats knocked off then-No. 1 Oklahoma in the Dr. Pepper Big 12 Championship Game in Kansas City to win the 2003 title.