Matchup: Kansas State Wildcats
Where: Snyder Family Stadium, Manhattan, Kansas, 12:00 pm
Team Records:Miami 1-0, Kansas State 1-0
How Kansas State Played Last Week: The Wildcats held a lead of 9-6 at halftime vs. Missouri State. Kansas State scored 35 points in the fourth quarter and pummeled Missouri State to a tune of 51-9 . Coach Bill Snyder felt that “we [Kansas State] were horrible in the first 30 minutes…I thought in the second half we played a little better up front defensively.” QB Colin Klein was effective under center going 19-of-28 for 169 yards and two touchdowns. The stud QB also rushed for 63 yards on 13 attempts.
Key Kansas State Players: QB Colin Klein, 19-28 for 169 yards, 2 touchdowns, 63 yards rushing; RB John Hubert, 12 carries, 152 yards rushing and one touchdown; LB Arthur Brown, the one-time UM linebacker led the Wildcats in 2011 with 101 tackles, 9.5 tackles for loss, two sacks and one interception.
The Significance of This Game: Miami is seeking revenge on the Wildcats who came into Sun Life Stadium last year and beat the ‘Canes 28-24. Senior QB Jacory Harris was stuffed at the goal-line on a fourth-down run with 49 seconds left in the game. A win in Manhattan would boost the young Hurricanes confidence following a tough two-game road stretch to open the 2012 season. This is the final game in a series of two pairing the nonconference teams.