Preview: Kansas at Kansas State

When: 4:00 PM ET, Saturday, November 29, 2014
Where: Bill Snyder Family Football Stadium, Manhattan, Kansas


Kansas wraps up the season Saturday trying to snap several long losing streaks during a trip to No. 11 Kansas State. The Wildcats, who are tied atop the Big 12 Conference with Baylor and TCU, have outscored the Jayhawks 222-64 in the five straight rivalry wins. Kansas has lost 29 straight true road games, including 25 conference road games.

The Jayhawks have shown signs of life despite a 1-6 record under interim head coach Clint Bowen, but the Wildcats know records don't matter in rivalry matchups. "You see exactly what it means to the people that live here in this state," record-setting Kansas State receiver Tyler Lockett told the media Tuesday. "It's like a second bowl game. Nobody looks down at this game." Kansas State will try to get its ground game going - after gaining just 1 rushing yard in a win against West Virginia - against a Jayhawks team that allowed 510 yards to Oklahoma last week.

TV: 4 p.m. ET, Fox Sports 1. LINE: Kansas State -28

ABOUT KANSAS (3-8, 1-7 Big 12): Michael Cummings has hit 112-of-198 passes for 1,505 yards, seven touchdowns and four interceptions in six games as a starter. Tight end Jimmay Mundine (43 catches, 564 yards, three TDs) and receiver Nick Harwell (41 catches, 429 yards, four scores) have been his top targets. Cornerback JaCorey Shepherd (Big 12-leading 18 passes defended) and linebacker Ben Heeney (conference-best 7.3 solo tackles and 11 total tackles) lead a defense that's allowing 31.6 points and 448.5 yards.

ABOUT KANSAS STATE (8-2, 6-1): Lockett (team-high 70 catches, 1,074 yards, six touchdowns) already owns the school record for career receiving yards and needs five receptions and three TDs to break his father Kevin's Kansas State career marks. Jake Waters, coming off a career-high 400-yard performance against West Virginia, has completed 63.7 percent of his passes for 2,569 yards, 14 touchdowns and five interceptions. Waters and running back Charles Jones have combined for 853 rushing yards and 18 touchdowns.

EXTRA POINTS

1. Kansas ranks first in the Big 12 and 14th nationally in red-zone defense, allowing 32 scores in 44 trips.

2. Lockett is the only FBS player with 1,000 receiving yards, 200 kickoff return yards and 200 punt return yards.

3. Kansas State coach Bill Snyder is 18-4 against the Jayhawks and Bowen played for Kansas in two of its wins (1990, 1992).

PREDICTION: Kansas State 38, Kansas 13

Stats and Records

Team Comparison

  W/L Strk PF PA Home Away Grass Turf Conf
Kansas 3-8 L2 18.3 31.6 3-3 0-5 0-3 0-0 1-7
Kansas State 8-2 W1 35.2 21.0 5-1 3-1 2-1 0-0 6-1

Last Meeting

Kansas Kansas State
Date Away Home Tot Rus Pas Tot Rus Pas
11/30/13 KSU 31 KU 10 223 72 151 368 208 160

Player Stats

Previous Matchup
Passing Player COMP% YDS TD INT
KU J. Heaps 48.3 138 1 3
KSU J. Waters 47.6 160 2 1
Rushing Player CAR YDS AVG TD
KU J. Sims 22 82 3.7 0
KSU J. Hubert 30 220 7.3 1
Receiving Player REC YDS AVG TD
KU J. McCay 5 45 9.0 0
KSU T. Lockett 3 43 14.3 0
TDs Player TD
KU J. Mundine 1
KSU G. Gronkowski 1
Season
Passing Player COMP% YDS TD INT
KU M. Cummings 55.8 1576 7 4
KSU J. Waters 63.7 2569 14 5
Rushing Player CAR YDS AVG TD
KU C. Avery 145 603 4.2 5
KSU C. Jones 102 434 4.3 11
Receiving Player REC YDS AVG TD
KU J. Mundine 43 564 13.1 3
KSU T. Lockett 70 1074 15.3 6
TDs Player TD
KU C. Avery 6
KSU C. Jones 11

Quickchart Matchup

Kansas Off vs  Kansas State Def
335.7 yards
355.4 yards
3.1 yards/rush
3.7 yards/rush
6.6 yards/attempt
6.6 yards/attempt
Kansas State Off vs  Kansas Def
420.4 yards
448.5 yards
3.9 yards/rush
5.4 yards/rush
9 yards/attempt
7.1 yards/attempt

Live Game Odds

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Matchup Stats - Full Matchup

Kansas Overall Kansas State
3-8-0 W/L 8-2-0
5-6-0 ATS 7-3-0
3-8-0 O/U 6-4-0
18.3 Pts For 35.2
31.6 Pts Against 21.0
Kansas A/H Kansas State
0-5 W/L 5-1
1-4-0 ATS 5-1-0
1-4-0 O/U 3-3-0
11.8 Pts For 40.5
42.4 Pts Against 15.2