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K-State Mailbag: Reliving close call against Baylor, predicting a shootout at Texas Tech and bacon

11/08/2013 2:28 PM

11/08/2013 2:28 PM

Recent games across the Big 12 continue to reinforce how difficult it is to project a team’s future success.

When Kansas State started 2-4 and Texas Tech started 7-0 and Oklahoma won every game outside the Red River Rivalry, it looked like the Wildcats would be heavy underdogs against the Red Raiders and the Sooners. It seemed like they would have to sweep their less daunting matchups against West Virginia, Iowa State, TCU and Kansas to reach bowl eligibility.

Well, Texas Tech has lost back-to-back games and its 11 a.m. kickoff against K-State on Saturday is more or less a toss-up. And Baylor pounded the Sooners last night. Anyone still think the Wildcats will be overmatched against them at home?

If K-State can beat Texas Tech, that dynamic will change even further.

It won’t be easy. Jace Amaro is the best tight end in the country, and the Red Raiders are desperate for a win on senior day. But the Wildcats have momentum on their side. Make sure to wake up early for this one. It could be good.

Anyway, it’s Football Friday. Let’s get to your questions. Thanks, as always, for asking them.

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