Texas A&M's last trip through the Big 12 hasn't gone according to plan, but the Aggies have a chance to turn their season around in a road game against No. 14 Kansas State.
Despite losing star junior RB Christine Michael to a season-ending knee injury against Oklahoma, Texas A&M is a -5 road favorite over the Wildcats.
Before last week's loss to the Sooners, Texas A&M had been in every game, outplaying No. 2 Oklahoma State and No. 8 Arkansas before allowing fourth-quarter comebacks against both.
Their opponent, who they trail by one game in the Big 12 standings, has been their mirror image all season: racing out to a 7-0 start with very little preseason hype or accolades. But while neither was able to beat the Oklahoma schools at the top of the Big 12, both are still in the race for a third-place finish and a spot in the Cotton Bowl in the Death Star in Dallas.
Kansas State is coming off a tough 52-45 loss to the Cowboys in Stillwater, which may have been a coming-out party for junior QB Collin Klein. Klein had been more of a rushing threat for most of the season, but he threw for 238 yards on 22/38 passing and nearly out-dueled Oklahoma State's star QB Brandon Weeden.
The Big 12 has become known for its wide-open spread offenses, and Saturday may be no exception, as the over/under for the game is 66 points.
The game will be televised regionally on ABC at 2:30 Central.