Kansas heads down the road to Manhattan for the schools 110th meeting against in state rival Kansas State. Unfortunately Kansas hasn't been on the good side of this series over the last twenty years and heading into this one as a three touchdown underdog doesn't bode well for this weeks contest. Kansas State is solid across the board defensively and they boast one of the toughest quarterbacks in the league in Collin Klein. This week presents a huge challenge for Charlie Weis and Kansas. If the Jayhawk program hopes to reach the level that Kansas State has attained, they'll need to start by making this a competitive contest on the road.
WR 3 Chris Harper (6-1, 234, Sr.-2L) - Wichita product started his career at Oregon, converted QB.
88 Torell Miller (6-2, 214, Jr.-2L)
RT 73 Tavon Rooks (6-5, 272, Jr.-TR) - JUCO transfer, started all but the opening game this year.
55 Cody Whitehair (6-3, 300, Fr.-RS)
QB 7 Collin Klein (6-5, 226, Sr.-3L) - Heisman candidate, he's in the discussion if this continues.
4 Daniel Sams (6-2, 204, Fr.-RS) OR
15 Sam Johnson (5-11, 215, So.-SQ)
If you want to see a prime example of what Bill Snyder does well, look at the offensive line. That is a group that has been pieced together this year and they have very little if any experience coming into the season. BJ Finney is the most experienced player and he was a walk on that worked his way into freshman all American status last year. Everyone else is new to the party and the Wildcat offense is plugging along as good as ever.
Once again Bill Snyder is piecing together a solid defense with players from all different backgrounds. You have players converted from other positions, players exceeding expectations and junior college additions that have instantly impacted the game. Lutui, Tuggle, Brown, Zimmerman and Malone are all VERY solid playmakers.