Kansas State looked like a different football team without Tyler Lockett and Tramaine Thompson.
That was to be expected, of course. Not only did the Wildcats have to get by without their top two receivers, they were also down their top two returners. With them on the sidelines the past two games, K-State has been unable to throw the ball deep or aggressively return kicks and punts.
Lockett, a junior captain, and Thompson, a senior speedster, are both expected to play against West Virginia on Saturday. The Wildcats will welcome their return in several areas.
Here is a statistical look at the impact they have made on games this season: