Since 2000, the Big 12 North's representative in the
Big 12 Championship game has been either Colorado or
Kansas State. Three games into the conference season,
the Cats are a game back in the conference standings.
Coach Bill Snyder and players addressed the importance
of Saturday's game against Texas A&M.
"For us to even consider staying in the race, we would
have to have a victory in the South division," Snyder
said. K-State has had two shots thus far at knocking
out a South opponent. The Wildcats lost those two
games by a combined score of 41- 102.
Meanwhile, Colorado, the defending Big 12 North
champion, is 2-1 in Big 12 play, and has defeated
Oklahoma State and Texas A&M from the South.
"This is a great part to our season and the goals that
we set," senior fullback and captain Victor Mann said.
"We're sitting at a good spot right now, 4-2.
There's no panic mode right now. It's just a matter
of going out and doing what we have to do to get a
Safety Marcus Watts said the team knows the importance
the game holds in the standings, and said it would
also be key for other purposes. "If we can get a win
(against Texas A&M) it will give us some momentum and
give us some confidence heading into Big 12 North
The Wildcats close their schedule with four
consecutive games against North opponents. With the
first of those games being against the preseason
selection to win the North, Colorado, the Wildcats
could certainly use some momentum.
A motto among the Wildcats is "Go 1-0 each week."
While it hasn't held true for every game this season,
if the Wildcats can follow that model the next few
weeks, a Big 12 North title could again be in the