The Kansas State Wildcats are coming off of a bye week last week and are preparing for a Thursday night match up with 5th ranked Auburn at Bill Snyder Family Stadium.
“We started our week of practice on Saturday, which was Monday for us, and we worked on Sunday which was Tuesday for us and so on down the road. They’re in a normal game week mode starting on Saturday. Previous to that we had practice, we had taken a couple of days off but we had practice as well,” says Snyder.
Both Kansas State and Auburn had bye weeks last week which benefited both teams according to Snyder. He explained that a team can invest that extra time doing things that you haven’t put on the field before.
“So your opponent has no earthly idea that that’s what they’re going to see. I hope we see what we have seen in the past. Plus just seeing it is not the answer, we’ve got to be able to play well against it both offensively and defensively. Comes down to the same thing no matter who you are playing.”
Jake Waters explained that as a player you have to block everything out and it is game day even though it is a Thursday. With the pushed back practice week Tuesday is ran like a Thursday. Waters said that in the class room it may feel like a Tuesday but when he gets to practice it’s just like a Thursday.
“Out on the field with how long we’ve been preparing with the off week, you know it does. It does feel like a Thursday knowing this is our last day to get on the field and correct everything and get ready to play our best ball game,” said Waters.
Kansas State and Auburn kick off Thursday night at 6:30 p.m. from Bill Snyder Family Stadium. The game will be nationally televised on ESPN. The radio broadcast on the K-State Sports Network will begin at 4:30 p.m. and can be heard on 1420 AM KJCK, The Talk of JC.