Kansas State Prediction: What’s Going To Happen
The Wildcats have just enough in place to be a true challenger to get into the Big 12 Championship. It’s not going to be a juggernaut, and several parts need to be better, but there’s a whole lot to like.
The offensive line will be the key. With all of the tremendous options in the backfield, keeping everyone fresh won’t be a problem as the rotation of backs will be there and the combination of quarterbacks Alex Delton and Skylar Thompson will work.
The pass rush won’t be good enough to make the D a rock, and the secondary will have its down moments, but watch out for the Wildcats to do what they do best and grind out drives and control the clock. That will be enough in a relatively down year for the conference.
Guessing The Preseason Regular Season Win Total Will Be Set At … 7.5
As good as the Wildcats will be, Oklahoma is still great, TCU is still among the league’s best teams, and West Virginia should be better – all three of those games are on the road.
Can Kansas State be good enough to split home games against Oklahoma State and Texas, and not mess up against Mississippi State? Win two of those three, and an eight-win season is likely.
Like last season, the team will be good enough to hang around with everyone – and beat anyone on the schedule on the right day – but it’ll also slip just enough to finish just outside of the league’s top three.