It's no secret that after Collin Klein's performance in Morgantown last Saturday, he has become the apparent favorite of the Heisman Trophy race.
While it is going to be a huge challenge for the Texas Tech defense, stopping Klein will not be the only challenge presented to Tommy Tuberville and his 14th ranked Red Raiders.
The Kansas State defense has held all opponents they have faced to less than 21 points in every game this season. K-State has arguably one of the most disciplined defenses in the country and that has become very apparent through the midway point of the season.
The head man at Kansas State sees the significance in this statistic but if there is anyone who can keep his team grounded, it's Bill Snyder.
"Well, I think it's significant in this day and age, and certainly it just addresses the somewhat continued improvement that we have made on that side of the ball," he said. "I think we have gradually gotten a little better and a little better, and that's again newer guys fitting in with the older guys, becoming a little more acclimated to what we are doing. The experience of playing a variety of different types of offensive schemes, you know, granted that most everybody is spread out but you get to see both. It is just a natural habit of improving over the course of the year."
Tech quarterback Seth Doege is also well aware of the types of challenges this K-State defense presents to his offense.
"I haven't gotten to watch a whole lot of film on them yet," Doege said. "But from last year, I know that they were so disciplined in what they did. They play extremely hard, and they didn't give up a whole lot of big plays. They force you to make a mistake or turnover the ball, and I think that's what they thrive on doing."