• When/where: 7 p.m. Saturday at Bill Snyder Family Stadium in Manhattan, Kan.
• TV/radio: ABC (Ch. 9); WHB (810 AM)
• The series: K-State leads 7-5
• The line: K-State by 11
What’s at stake
K-State can win the Big 12 and lock up a spot in the Fiesta Bowl with a victory (or an Oklahoma loss). Texas is trying to improve its bowl stock with an impressive road win.
Cheers if …
Collin Klein puts up big numbers and makes Heisman Trophy voters think about who to vote for. He is currently trails Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel in most online projections, but Klein can still make a push with a strong finish.
Jeers if …
The Wildcats struggle against the run of the second straight week. The Longhorns have two capable running backs and a mobile quarterback.
Three things about Texas
1 Case McCoy is expected to start at quarterback for the Longhorns in place of David Ash, who injured his ribs last week against TCU. McCoy has experience and led Texas to a come-from-behind victory over Kansas this year. But he hasn’t started a game.
2 Mike Davis is one of the best receivers in the Big 12. He has caught 51 passes for 891 yards and seven touchdowns.
3 Texas has played better on the road than it has at home. The Longhorns are 4-0 in true road games, with victories over Oklahoma State, Mississippi, Kansas and Texas Tech.
K-State’s offensive line vs. Texas’s linebackers: The Wildcats have to run the ball effectively to beat the Longhorns. They weren’t able to do that in their last two games because the offensive line struggled.
Kellis Robinett’s pick: K-State 40-30
K-State is rested and ready to bounce back from its first loss.
| Kellis Robinett, firstname.lastname@example.org