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Kansas State vs Stephen F. Austin College Football Preview

The Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks take on legendary coach Bill Snyder and the Kansas State Wildcats at Bill Snyder Family Stadium. The FCS Lumberjacks will want to rebound form a terrible season at 3-9. They lost their season opener last year against Weber State. Kansas State is sure to use this game to gauge how well coach Snyder has built his team this year. Kansas State had a solid defense last year and a balanced offense that took KState to a 7-5 regular season and a bowl game bid against Michigan. They won their bowl game 31-14, and the Wildcats will be full of confidence and ready for 2014.

Keys for the Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks:

  • RB Gus Johnson led his team last year with 176 carries and 1061 yards with 11 touchdowns. Johnson will have learned the offense even more under head coach Clint Conque and offensive coordinator Matt Kubik.
  • Trey Vallier returns to the Lumberjacks defense this season. Last year he had a team leading four interceptions and 48 total tackles. Trey must lead his defense this season and wreak havoc on offensive receivers.

Keys for the Kansas State Wildcats:

  • There is no doubt that Coach Snyder will have his 20th ranked Wildcats ready to face this FCS opponent. Senior QB Jake Waters returns for to play under center for the Wildcats. Last year Waters threw for 2469 yards and 18 touchdowns. As long as he brings down his interceptions (9) he should keep the starting job in the Wlidcats’ bowl game.
  • Waters had a favorite target in Tyler Lockett, an explosive all around player that had 81 receptions, 1262 yards, and 11 touchdowns which were all team-leading numbers. Lockett will certainly have another great year with the Wildcats in a touch Big-12 conference.

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Favorite/Odds: Kansas by 20 points

Kansas State has another tough Big-12 schedule coming up after they face SFA. Coach Snyder will be ready to go again this season and make a run at the Big-12. Kansas State has plenty of returning players and they all should be looking forward to another good year.

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