FORT WORTH, Texas — Kansas State coach Chris Klieman said he didn’t even know what the Big 12 standings looked like when he was asked about his Wildcats being among the leaders.
“We’ve played two games … We’ve won both of them, so we can’t be in last (place),” Klieman said. “It’s never been brought up.”
The Wildcats (2-1, 2-0 Big 12), who already had a role in shaking things up with an early win over five-time defending conference champion Oklahoma, go to TCU on Saturday as one of the three teams (idle No. 10 Oklahoma State and No. 24 Iowa State) that made it through the first two weeks of league play without a loss.
“We definitely know our potential. Those last two wins that we had, we were so cohesive and came together so tight and played so well as a team,” defensive end Wyatt Hubert said. “ We had struggles in both of those games. We weren’t perfect, but we definitely fought all four quarters and all 60 minutes. As long as you do that, you can keep winning every game.”
After opening the season with a home loss to Arkansas State, K-State is 2-0 in Big 12 play for the first time since 2014. The Wildcats beat Oklahoma for the second year in a row before a 31-21 win over Texas Tech, when true freshman running back Deuce Vaughn had a game-clinching 70-yard touchdown catch with two minutes left.
TCU (1-1, 1-1) is coming off its