KANSAS STATE PLAYERS TO WATCH

K-State's Alex Barnes is lethal, Bill Snyder looks to get his sixth win against Kliff Kingsbury.

Texas Tech (5-5, 3-4 Big 12) will travel to Manhattan, Kansas, to face Kansas State (4-6, 2-5) on Saturday. The Red Raiders are hoping to become bowl eligible by clinching their sixth win of the season.

Since Bill Snyder returned to Kansas State following the 2008 season, the Wildcats are 6-3 versus the Red Raiders. Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury has a 1-5 mark against K-State.

Here are a few Wildcats to watch out for:

RB Alex Barnes – Barnes has established himself as the top running back in the Big 12. He’s rushed for 1,035 yards and 11 touchdowns on 196 carries so far this season. He’s averaging more than 100 yards per game and ranks in the top 20 in the country in rushing yards, rushing yards per game and rushing touchdowns.

DE Reggie Walker – Walker is tied for fifth in the Big 12 for total sacks with six. He has 24 total tackles, 19 of those solo, and 8.5 tackles for a losses of 46 yards. Walker has also racked up two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and two pass breakups.

WR Isaiah Zuber – Zuber accounts for 522 receiving yards on 43 receptions and 3 touchdowns. His longest reception is a 72-yarder and he averages 12.1 yards per catch. Zuber is also a returner on the Wildcats’ special teams. He has 178 punt return yards with a touchdown, and 196 kick return yards, bringing his all-purpose yardage to 896. 

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