filed in Pre-game on Oct.16, 2003
The buffs are planning a road trip to the Little Apple this weekend in hopes righting the ship, salvaging the season and taking another step towards defending their Big XII North Title. For their part, the Wildcats feel they have quite the score to settle with the Buffs. Having lost to Colorado in each of the last two years they have been effectively shut out of the race for the conference championship – years in which K St. had very high hopes.
As opposed to past years when teams were primarily worried about the Buffs’ rushing attack, Kansas St. is among those who have noticed what Klatt and his stable of receivers can do through the air. The Wildcats rank 16th in the country against the pass, allowing only 177.0 ypg in the air. If Klatt can complete some passes to his receivers early and spread out the defense it could open up lanes for Calhoun. Its been a while since we’ve seen the pass set up the run for the Buff’s.
Shhh…. Don’t tell anybody but the Colorado secondary has been having a few problems this year. But I’m sure Coach Bill Snyder has already told his offense about this. Throw Ell Roberson’s feet into the mix and you have the makings of a field day for the Wildcat’s offense.
What it comes down to is can Klatt, Calhoun and Co. out gun Ell and his cohorts. I have to give the edge to the Wildcats with their better D and the home field.
Let’s hope I’m wrong.