But this year, one thing might be different—the first time both have teams have entered the game unranked and with nobody but the fans of the two respective schools caring about the outcome.
So, with both K-State and
"I think it's the same feeling as
it always is when we play
Not only has the two teams' records changed from a year ago,
The Wildcats have defeated
"When I got here it was a storied
program and it meant a lot to beat them my first year," said K-State senior
tight end Brian Casey. "My first year here we beat them 29-28 here in the snow.
It was one of my best memories to beat them my first year here. We expect to
beat them now. Previously, before I got here, we really didn't expect to beat
them, and if you did beat them it was a great victory. We got over the hump
last year and beat them at their place. Now I just feel that we have the
confidence that we can beat
Wildcat head coach Bill Snyder said the Huskers' passing
attack actually might make
"I think it has benefited the offense immensely," he said. "If you look at the numbers, you see that they are very, very balanced in regards to the run and the pass, and once again that just makes it more difficult to defend against. They've got good running backs and they've got lineman that have majored in the running game most of their career. It makes a lot of sense that they invest in the running game while they develop their passing game, and they've done exactly that, and they have done well with it."