Kickoff: Saturday, 3:30 p.m. ET (Fox)
Spread: Kansas State by 7
Watchability: Somehow the law of Gus did not take effect last week in Morgantown. Gus Johnson had a three-week run of Kansas State-Oklahoma (a five-point game), Texas-Oklahoma State (a five-point game) and West Virginia-Texas (a three-point game). Maybe the law of Bill Snyder ruled that out -- K-State beat West Virginia by 41 -- but this has the potential to be a great game between two hot teams. The Wildcats win, and the biggest hurdle between them and an undefeated season is either at TCU on Nov. 10 or the final game of the season against Texas at home. The Red Raiders win and they'll be tied for first in the Big 12.
Shining stars: Kansas State -- QB Collin Klein. This will be Klein's first game as the favorite to win the Heisman Trophy, which CBSSports.com's Heisman Pundit currently has Klein sitting. Klein is coming off what could be his signature game -- seven touchdowns (three passing and three rushing) and 314 yards passing against West Virginia. Of course, that was against the 113th total defense in the country. Texas Tech ranks 7th. Texas Tech -- QB Seth Doege. Doege also had his signature game last week, throwing for seven touchdowns in a three-overtime win against TCU. In the last two weeks, Doege has 13 touchdowns and just one interception. The best two defenses so far in Big 12 play have been Kansas State and Oklahoma, and Doege's performance against the Sooners -- no touchdowns and three interceptions -- is reason to believe K-State can slow him down.
Who could steal the show: Kansas State -- S Ty Zimmerman. Zimmerman has four interceptions in four Big 12 games. He and Arthur Brown became the first two players to pick off Geno Smith last week, and he also had a timely interception against Oklahoma's Landry Jones. Texas Tech -- DT Kerry Hyder. If the Red Raiders are able to slow K-State's running attack, Hyder will probably be the reason why. He leads the team with four sacks and 8.5 tackles for a loss. He's helped the Red Raiders' run defense go from the worst in the country a season ago to 20th this year.
You going? Ranking the roadtrip: This is the first time since 1999 that Kansas State has been a legitimate contender for a national title this late in the season. The Wildcats started 7-0 last year, but didn't get the kind of press or respect they have enjoyed this year. The state (outside of Lawrence) is fired up about it, and the longer the Wildcats stay undefeated, the crazier Aggieville is going to be.
Magic number for Kansas State: 21. The Kansas State defense has been incredibly consistent and has not allowed more than 21 points all season. Alabama, Florida and Notre Dame are the only other schools to pull that off. See, this undefeated thing is not that hard if you play some defense.
Magic number for Texas Tech: 6-5. Coach Tommy Tuberville is 6-5 all-time against top five teams and 2-2 at Texas Tech. The Red Raiders should not be overwhelmed by the task.
This game comes down to: Perfection. Kansas State has given the ball away just once during Big 12 play. Snyder's team rarely makes a mistake and is as well-schooled as any team in the country. For the Red Raiders to pull off the upset, they will need to be equally as mistake-free and execute their offense to perfection. If the Wildcats play as clean as they usually do, it will be tough to lose, especially at home.
Prediction: Kansas State 27, Texas 21
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