Kansas State looks for bigger and better results in Year 2 under Head Coach Chris Klieman. The Wildcats only return two starters on Offense but one of them is senior Quarterback Skylar Thompson. The Wide Receiving Unit will rely on returning starter sophomore Malik Knowles to lead the way while expecting sophomore Joshua Youngblood to chip in as well. Senior Tight End Briley Moore (Northern Iowa transfer) will give the Wildcats another reliable option in the passing game. Kansas State will use a Running Back by committee approach with senior Harry Trotter and freshman Jacardia Wright expected to split carries. The Offensive Line doesn’t return any starters and will need several experienced players to step up. The Defense welcomes back seven starters including one starter on the Defensive Line in junior Defensive End Wyatt Hubert. The Linebacking Unit returns two starters and will be led by senior Middle Linebacker Justin Hughes. The Secondary returns four starters and will be anchored by a pair of senior Cornerbacks in AJ Parker and Walter Neil, Jr. The Special Teams Unit will be carried by senior Kicker Blake Lynch while junior Ty Zentner will take over the Punting duties. Kansas State has a favorable and will need to get out to a fast start as back-to-back games against Oklahoma and Oklahoma State in November will prove to be tall tasks. The Wildcats should be able to finish with about the same record as last season after all is said and done. I predict Kansas State to do just that and go 8-5 in 2020.

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