K-State at 15/10/13 Oklahoma State
Date: Saturday, November 18, 2017
Kickoff: 2:30 p.m.
Location: Stillwater, Okla.
Stadium: Boone Pickens Stadium (56,790)
Series: Oklahoma State leads, 39-24
K-STATE FACES ROAD TEST AT NO. 10 OKLAHOMA STATE
Coming off a close defeat last weekend, Kansas State will look to regroup and obtain bowl eligibility on Saturday as the Wildcats head to Stillwater, Oklahoma, to face No. 10 Oklahoma State at Boone Pickens Stadium.
A LOOK AT K-STATE
• Guided by Hall of Famer Bill Snyder, who is in his 26th year at the helm, the Wildcats are looking to become bowl eligible for the eighth-straight season with their next win.
• K-State trailed 35-24, in the fourth quarter at Texas Tech and came back to win. It was the largest fourth-quarter deficit overcome since being down 35-21 to Iowa State back in 2015 and winning, 38-35.
• It was the largest fourth-quarter deficit overcome in a road game in program history.
• The Wildcats have rushed for 788 yards and 10 touchdowns on the ground over the last three weeks against No. 9 Oklahoma, Kansas, Texas Tech and West Virginia.
• K-State, which has reached 200 rushing yards five times this season, enter the week third in the Big 12 in rushing at 191.4 yards per game, second in yards per carry (4.9) and third in rushing touchdowns (22).
• K-State is led on the ground by sophomore Alex Barnes with 593 yards and five touchdowns. He has 1,035 career rushing yards to become just the third player in school history to eclipse 1,000 career yards prior to the end of his sophomore season.
• Redshirt freshman quarterback Skylar Thompson, who became the first freshman quarterback to start under Snyder since 2005, led a second-half comeback against Tech, finishing 5-of-8 for 96 yards and a score, while he added a rushing score prior to the game-tying 2-point conversion.
• The K-State defense is led by a pair of linebackers in Trent Tanking (81 tackles) and Jayd Kirby (73 tackles), both of whom rank in the top 10 in the Big 12 in tackles.
• Kirby has 31 tackles, 7.0 TFLs, 2.0 sacks, three forced fumbles, a fumble recovery and four pass breakups in his last four games.
• Cornerback Duke Shelley is third in the Big 12 with 11 passes defended, including a pick-six at Texas Tech en route to Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week honors.
• Cornerback D.J. Reed is coming off a game against WVU with five tackles, a forced fumble, a fumble recovery and an interception. He leads the Big 12 with 13 passes defended.
A LOOK AT THE SERIES
• Oklahoma State leads the all-time series, 39-24.
• Since 1990, K-State is 12-7 against the Cowboys.
• K-State is 8-21 all-time in games played in Stillwater, and the last road win was back in 1999.
• The last five games played in Stillwater have seen the Cowboys win by a slim average margin of 3.8 points.
NOVEMBER TO REMEMBER
• Under Bill Snyder, K-State is 60-28-1 in the month of November, including a 19-12 mark in his second tenure.
• Since 2009, K-State has had five winning records in the month.
• With one more win, K-State will qualify for its eighth-straight bowl game and 19th under Bill Snyder.
• The Cats went to 11 straight from 1993-2003 and have gone each year since 2010 in his second tenure.
• K-State is one of 21 teams nationally to hold a current bowl streak of a least seven years.