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Three-minute preview: K-State football vs. Missouri State

Kansas State quarterback Jesse Ertz ran for a touchdown during the first half against Florida Atlantic on Saturday.
Kansas State quarterback Jesse Ertz ran for a touchdown during the first half against Florida Atlantic on Saturday. AP

When/where: 6:10 p.m. Saturday at Bill Snyder Family Stadium in Manhattan, Kan.

TV/radio: No TV (Internet stream at K-StateHD.tv); WHB (810 AM)

The series: K-State leads 3-0

The line: Off (no line for FCS opponents)

What’s at stake

K-State is trying to finish nonconference play with a 2-1 record. For players, this is a final opportunity to prove they belong on the field during Big 12 games.

Cheers if ...

K-State’s starters watch the fourth quarter from the sidelines. Fans and coaches want another blowout victory.

Jeers if ...

Byron Pringle has another quiet game. Many expected him to be K-State’s top receiver this season, but he only has two catches for 50 yards thus far.

Kellis Robinett’s pick: K-State 50-7

How early will Bill Snyder pull K-State’s starters? That may be the most pressing question heading into another game the Wildcats should easily win.

Three things about Missouri State

1 The Bears are 2-0 for the first time since 2007 and the eighth time overall. They opened with victories against Southwestern College and Murray State.

2 Missouri State receiver Deion Holliman leads the FCS with a kick return average of 41.6 yards.

3 The Bears last defeated an FBS opponent in 1990, beating UNLV 31-24. They have never defeated the Wildcats, falling 51-9 in their last meeting in 2012.

Key matchup

K-State’s backfield vs. Missouri State’s linebackers: The Wildcats rushed for 336 yards against Florida Atlantic last week. If Charles Jones, Justin Silmon and Dalvin Warmack can make the Bears’ linebackers miss and once again pick up big gains on the ground, K-State should have no issues.

Kellis Robinett: @KellisRobinett

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