Scouting the Kansas State Wildcats: Offense


Sep 15, 2012; Manhattan, KS, USA; Kansas State Wildcats wide receiver Tramaine Thompson (86) runs for yards after a catch during a 35-21 win over the North Texas Mean Green at Bill Snyder Family Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Scott Sewell-US PRESSWIRE

Saturday is inching closer and closer. The Sooners face a respectable opponent in Kansas State, and many wonder if Oklahoma can contain the Wildcat offense.

Snyder’s team this year has plenty of talent. It all starts with Heisman hopeful Collin Klein, a dual threat quarterback that has gone quietly through the first three weeks, but he will have the chance to make some noise on national television against the sixth-ranked Sooners.

Through three games, Klein has thrown for 609 passing yards and tossed five touchdowns. Also, he has put up 210 rushing yards which includes four scores on the ground. Klein is a big dude and a player that can really kill you in multiple ways. While the Sooners had no problem stopping the Wildcats last season in Manhattan, this should be a team looking for some revenge.

The Sooners embarrassed the Cats on their home field, so who will assist Klein Saturday night? John Hubert, a junior running back out of Waco, TX, will attempt to tear up the Sooner defense. Standing at just 5-7 and weighing 191 pounds, the Sooners will have to avoid getting burnt by Hubert who has picked up 296 rushing yards off 43 attempts. He has found the end zone three times this season, and even broke off a 95 yard scamper for a score. Casey Walker’s return to OU’s defensive line will help the team’s chances, but Hubert is going to be a guy to watch out for Saturday.

As far as the passing game goes, the secondary have to put up with Jenks native Tramaine Thompson. So far, Thompson has brought down 13 passes and added 211 receiving yards. He leads the K-State receiving corp with three receiving touchdowns. The secondary will try to lock in and contain Thompson, but Chris Harper and Tyler Lockett are a few other targets Klein will try to do some damage with.

This Kansas State team can score. They have struggled to get off and running, and Kasnas State has yet to face a road crowd. Bob Stoops has called for the fans to make some noise, so hopefully Sooner Nation can bring it Saturday night and make life hell for Klein and Purple Kansas.