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November 03, 2012

The Counter Punch

After scanning some statistics that have helped Kansas State go undefeated I have found some areas of the game that have been strengths for Kansas State. Interestingly, Oklahoma State seems to have a counter punch for areas the Wildcats have excelled in.

Kansas State's Tyler Lockett ranks eighth nationally with 29.7 yards per return

Counter Punch: Quinn Sharp has the ability to eliminate the kick return game. Sharp almost doubles KSU's touchbacks on the year: 48-28.

Kansas State is tied for fourth nationally converting 54 percent of its third downs.

Counter punch: Oklahoma State defense allows 35.1% of 3rd down conversions going against Kansas States offense converting 56.8%. Kansas States defense allows 43.6% of 3rd down conversions going against OSU's offense which is converting 48.6%

Kansas State has allowed only 3 opponents to start a drive in their Territory.

Counter Punch: Oklahoma State ranks 3rd nationally in yards per game, it should not matter where they start.

Colin Klein is second in nation with a QB rating of 175.5 while Wes Lunt's passer rating is 142.7.

Counter Punch: OSU's defense has 20 quarterback hurries on the year while Kansas State has 4.

Bill Snyder's career winning percentage is .667.

Counter Punch: Bill Snyder has NEVER beaten Mike Gundy.

Joseph Randle and Quinn Sharp will be the offensive players of the game while Castleman and Barnett will the defensive players of the game. Game day is here, grab your popcorn and beverage of choice and get ready for the game of the year.

Go Pokes.

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