WILDCAT GAMEWEEK Game 7: TEXAS A&M

Kansas State Wildcats vs Texas A&M Aggies

Saturday, October 17, 6:00pm  Bill Snyder Family Stadium
Radio: K-State Radio Network  |  TV: FCS

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Kansas State returns home to Bill Snyder Family Stadium on Saturday as it hosts Texas A&M on Harley Day in a Big 12 Conference battle. The Wildcats begin a five-game stretch in which they will play four games at home Saturday at 6 p.m. with the Aggies.

The game will be televised live by Fox College Sports as Dan McLaughlin, Yogi Roth and Samantha Steele will have the call. A live audio broadcast is also available across the K-State Sports Network, online at www.k-statesports.com and on SIRIUS satellite radio channel 125. Wyatt Thompson will call the action with Stan Weber serving as the color analyst and Matt Walters providing sideline updates.

K-State and Texas A&M will meet for just the 14th time on Saturday as the Aggies hold an 8-5 edge in the all-time series. The Wildcats are 3-5 in the series under head coach Bill Snyder as well as during the Big 12 era. At home, K-State is 2-3 against Texas A&M and last year’s 44-30 K-State win in College Station snapped a five-game losing streak to the Aggies.

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K-State will look to rebound from a loss at Texas Tech last weekend and also set its sights on improving to 3-0 at home in 2009 on Saturday.

The Wildcats have relied offensively this season on running back Daniel Thomas and wide receivers Brandon Banks and Attrail Snipes. Thomas, the Big 12’s third-leading rusher, has averaged 4.6 yards a carry and picked up 578 rushing yards this season. The junior has also been effective on the receiving end, as he has grabbed 16 passes for 180 more yards. Banks leads the team in receptions with 24 and has totaled 974 all-purpose yards (162.3 average), a figure that ranks third in the Big 12. Keithen Valentine, who picked up 96 rushing yards last weekend at Texas Tech, has also been effective when he touches the ball as the senior has averaged a Big 12-leading 8.8 yards a carry this season on 30 touches.

The Wildcat defense has put up solid numbers this season as a whole, ranking fifth in the Big 12 in total defense (345.8 ypg), seventh in rushing defense (126.3 ypg) and seventh in pass defense (219.5 ypg). Emmanuel Lamur leads the squad with 30 total tackles, but Alex Hrebec (29), Tysyn Hartman (28) and Joshua Moore (27) are close behind. Jeffrey Fitzgerald has a team-leading 4.5 tackles for loss and also returned an interception 17 yards for a score last weekend at Texas Tech.

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