North Texas-Kansas State Capsule

Associated Press Modified: September 13, 2012 at 10:32 am •  Published: September 13, 2012
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SATURDAY

North Texas (1-1) at No. 15 Kansas State (2-0), 7 p.m. (FSN)

Line: Kansas State by 28½

Series Record: Kansas State leads 5-1

WHAT'S AT STAKE

The Wildcats are coming off a 52-13 blowout of Miami and are trying to keep momentum rolling into next Saturday's showdown at No. 5 Oklahoma, a game that should help decide the Big 12. The Mean Green, who lost 41-14 loss to No. 3 LSU in their opener, will be preparing for Sun Belt play.

KEY MATCHUP

North Texas coach Dan McCarney against Kansas State coach Bill Snyder. McCarney is in his second year trying to build North Texas, where Snyder was an assistant in the late 1970s. The two are no strangers, though: McCarney beat Kansas State twice when he was coaching Iowa State.

PLAYERS TO WATCH

North Texas: RB Antoinne Jimmerson had 139 yards rushing on just 15 carries in the Mean Green's 34-7 win over Texas Southern last week. The freshman helped the team pile up 352 yards rushing in the game.

Kansas State: RB John Hubert is often overshadowed by QB Collin Klein, but he's gone over 100 yards rushing each of the first two weeks, and is averaging better than 8 yards per carry. He'll face a North Texas defense that allowed LSU's Kenny Hilliard (141 yards) and Alfred Blue (123) to have big days.

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