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Kansas State Fact Sheet

Flipping through Kansas State's media notes, I found some interesting facts that are more intriguing that most info passed along from SID's, here are some of the biggies and eye openers.

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Kansas State invited UTEP to Little Apple for a paycheck, and chance to shock the Big 12 and well....the world.

Things get going at 10 a.m. Mountain Time on Fox Sports' Regional Networks, here is a list of quick hit facts about the Wildcats.

***Since 1990 Kansas State has won 65 of its 70 regular season non-conference games under Bill Snyder, with a 59-4 mark at home.

***K-State is 18-4 all-time against C-USA teams.

***Also since 1990, K-State is 130-31-1 at home, and also hold a 44-3 mark in September home games since 1992.

***K-State had seven former walk-ons make starts in 2013.

***Back to the home-field advantage, K-State is on a 15 game sellout streak which will move to 16 as this weekend's game has been already sold out.

***The Wildcats have a streak of 219 games without getting shutout, the current streak is the second longest streak in the Big 12.

***Kansas State ranked fifth nationally last season with five blocked kicks, they also do a good job of batting down balls at the line of scrimmage on defense.

****The Cats came into the 2014 season with a nine year streak of returning a kickoff for a touchdown during the season.

***Since 1991 K-State has scored 91 non-offensive touchdowns.

***Since 2011, K-State's defense has allowed only 130.1 rushing yards per game in 42 games during that span, holding 16 of the 42 opponents to under 100 yards rushing.

***Quarterback Jake Waters and all-world receiver Tyler Lockett have connected 86 times for 1,385 yards and 11 touchdowns, 10 of the touchdowns average 40 yards a house call. They have seven connections that have totaled over 40 yards as well.

***In 2013 the Wildcats set a school record for interception return yardage.

***Kansas State has committed only 13 penalties in in three games.

***K-State's 2014 opponents are 4 out of 14 on third downs in the 4th quarter, while the Cats have converted 8 out of 12 third down conversions in the final stanza themselves.  This season the Wildcats have outscored their opponents 32-10 in the 4th quarter, while out gaining them 293 to 206.

***Since 1990 K-State is 148-27 when they score first, with a 2-0 mark this season.

***K-State opened the season with 12 straight scores on their red-zone trips, overall they are 14 out of 17 on the season.

***In 23 wins since 2011 K-State is 107 out of 126 in the red-zone on offense, with five of those ending in game clinching kneel downs, including 82 touchdowns during the same span. In all games since 2011 K-State has gone 173 out 196 in the red-zone, 132 of those drives have ended with a touchdown.

***Bill Snyder is a hell of coach.