– with a win Saturday, the Wildcats will get 10 wins for the first time since 2003
In 2003, the Wildcats won the Big 12 Conference championship and went on to face Ohio State in the Fiesta Bowl. With a win on Saturday, the Wildcats would keep themselves in the running for a Bowl Champion Series berth. A couple of things would still have to happen for the Wildcats to get to a BCS bowl, but 10 wins in a season is a great accomplishment for any college football team.
-the number of points K-State has beaten Iowa State the last three games
K-State has won the past three games, but they have all been single digits. In 2009, the Wildcats’ Emmanuel Lamur blocked an extra point to give the Wildcats a 24-23 victory. Last season, the Wildcats were able to again hold the Cyclones from tying the game as they prevailed 27-20. When these two teams play, the games seem to be close. They are both very well coached teams that get the most out of their teams.
– the number of total touchdowns on the season for Collin Klein
Klein so far on the season has passed for 11 touchdowns, while rushing for 25. His 25 rushing touchdowns are second in the country, trailing only Montee Ball, who has 29. Klein is only two rushing touchdowns away from tying the all-time record for quarterback, held by Ricky Dobbs. The Cylcones, even though they are coming off that upset over Oklahoma State, still gave up a lot of yards. If the Wildcats are able to not turn the ball over, the Wildcats should be able to score some points and get the victory.
– the number of tackles by Arthur Brown
When Brown came from Miami, there were big expectations for the linebacker, and he has more than lived up to them as he leads the team in tackles. Ty Zimmerman is second with 70. The statistics are only a small piece of what Arthur Brown has brought to the team. He has shown the ability to run to the ball on defense as he is extremely fast. He sometimes over-pursues the play, but he causes offense to adjust, creating opportunities for other teams.
-the number of yards the Wildcats moved the ball against the Longhorns
Despite escaping Austin with a 17-13 victory, the Wildcats’ offense was not good against the Longhorns. Klein who rushed for 127 yards against Texas last year, was held to four rushing yards on 26 carries. The offensive line was unable to get any push against the Longhorn defense and Klein was constantly tackled behind the line. The Cyclones do not have the defense the Longhorns have. Iowa State plays more of an opportunistic defense as they relied on turnovers in their victory over Oklahoma State.