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K-STATE TRAVELS TO IOWA STATE FOR BIG 12 ROAD TEST

October 11, 2012
Richmond High School



Following a 56-16 victory over in-state rival KU, Kansas State begins a two-game Big 12 road swing with a trip to Ames, Iowa, on Saturday. The matchup between the 5-0 Wildcats and the 4-1 Cyclones will kick off at 11:05 a.m., as FX (Justin Kutcher/play-by-play; Eric Crouch/analyst; Darius Walker/sideline) will be on hand to televise the Big 12 battle to a national audience.

A free live audio broadcast is also available on k-statesports.com and on SIRIUS satellite radio channel 112 (XM Channel 195). Wyatt Thompson will call the action on the radio with Stan Weber providing color analysis and Matt Walters giving sideline updates.

Live stats will be also available through Gametracker, while Twitter updates -@kstatesports and @kstate_gameday - will be a part of k-statesports.com's gameday coverage.


A QUICK LOOK AT THE WILDCATS


Last time out, K-State used a powerful rushing attack and an opportunistic defense to roll past the Jayhawks last weekend. Quarterback Collin Klein combined for 245 total yards and four touchdowns, while running back John Hubert ran for 101 yards and four scores on just 10 carries. The K-State defense forced five KU turnovers and now sit atop the Big 12 rankings and third nationally in turnover margin (+10).

The Wildcats, who are 5-0 and ranked as high as No. 5 in this week's national polls, are averaging 264 yards per game on the ground and 177 through the air while also holding steady as the nation's least-penalized unit at 14.2 yards per game.

Klein continues to lead the team to victory as he is 16-4 in his career as the starting quarterback, including a 10-3 mark in Big 12 play. The senior, who has a nation-leading 13 games with at least one passing touchdown and one rushing touchdown over the last two seasons, has accounted for 60.6-percent of K-State's total offensive yards and half of the Wildcats' offensive touchdowns this year.

Helping Klein lead the charge offensively is Hubert, who has rushed for 100 or more yards four times this season, including the last two. Hubert, who is second in the Big 12 and 16th nationally with 107.75 yards per game, teamed with Klein last week to give K-State its first double-100-yard rushers in a game since the Texas matchup in 2010.

The Wildcat defense has been salty against the run, yielding just 109 yards per game on the ground, while senior linebacker Arthur Brown continues to put up All-America numbers. Through five games, Brown ranks among the Big 12 leaders with 41 tackles, while the defense has forced 13 turnovers in five games to give the squad a Big 12-best plus-10 turnover margin.


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