Kansas State has won four straight football games against Kansas by a combined score of 191-54. Bill Snyder has owned this rivalry since he came out of retirement before the 2009 season. And that shouldn’t surprise anyone. Though K-State has won 16 of 20 in the series, it has won 15 of 16 with Snyder as coach.
Former KU coach Mark Mangino reeled off three straight against Ron Prince, but he only beat Snyder once, in 2004. K-State blew away Kansas twice when Turner Gill was its coach. Charlie Weis lost 56-16 in his introduction to the series last year.
There is a reason why K-State is favored by 17 points on the road this week.
What makes the Sunflower Showdown unique is that things get reversed during basketball season. Kansas has won five straight and 47 of 50 on the hardwood. Year in and year out, this is a predictable rivalry.
Here is a look at that and everything else you need to know about the week ahead: