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Jake Trotter ESPN Staff Writer 

Kansas State has released its Week 1 depth chart

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8hJake Trotter

Bold Big 12 predictions for the 2016 season

Our writers see big things ahead for Texas Tech quarterback Patrick Mahomes and for TCU, including a win over Oklahoma and the Big 12 title?

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How many awards will Sooners snag?

Our Mark Schlabach thinks Oklahoma is the team to beat in the Big 12, but he doesn't think its QB will be the league's best offensive player. He also makes his picks for the rest of the conference award winners.

  • Offensive player of the year: Patrick Mahomes, QB, Texas Tech
  • Defensive player of the year: Malik Jefferson, LB, Texas
  • Coach of the year: Bob Stoops, Oklahoma
  • Freshman of the year: Shane Buechele, QB, Texas
See the predictions

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1dMitch Sherman

Ertz gets nod as starting QB for Kansas State

QB Jesse Ertz, who suffered a season-ending injury on the first play of the 2015 season, won the starting job for the Kansas State Wildcats.

Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer 

Jesse Ertz will start at quarterback for Kansas State against Stanford Friday. "In all reality," Snyder said, "he's been more consistent than the other two." Ertz, injured on the first play from scrimmage last season, beat out Joe Hubener and Alex Delton.

Jake Trotter ESPN Staff Writer 

Bill Snyder says that Jesse Ertz will start at QB for K-State on Friday at Stanford. Ertz won the job last year before suffering a season-ending injury in the opener.

Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer 

The three coaches nationally with the most wins at their current schools all reside in the Big 12 -- Kansas State's Bill Snyder (193 wins), Bob Stoops of Oklahoma (179) and TCU's Gary Patterson (143).

ESPN Stats & Info

Heisman favorites face Week 1 tests

Four of the early favorites to win the Heisman Trophy will be tested out of the gate against quality opponents on Saturday, Sept. 3.

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7dMitch Sherman

2016 season preview: Kansas State Wildcats

Expectations are that Bill Snyder and K-State will bounce back from a 6-7 finish and avoid a second straight losing season.

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11dMax Olson

Ranking the Big 12 safeties

A countdown of the top five playmakers from the secondary entering the season in the Big 12.

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12dMax Olson

Ranking the Big 12 cornerbacks

Heading the list of the Big 12's best cornerbacks is Oklahoma's Jordan Thomas, a lockdown defender who has a knack for turning picks into big plays.

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13dJake Trotter

Ranking the Big 12 linebackers

A look at the top five linebackers in the Big 12 heading into the 2016 season.

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13dSharon Katz

Six best CFB over/under bets

What are the best over/under value bets in college football? Sharon Katz gives six using ESPN's College Football Power Index.

Jake Trotter ESPN Staff Writer 

Carlos Strickland, a former ESPN 300 WR, is transferring to Kansas State from Cal, according to the Kansas City Star. Strickland will be eligible in 2017 and will have three years of eligibility remaining.

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15dJake Trotter

Ranking the Big 12 defensive ends

West Virginia's Noble Nwachukwu finished with 8.5 sacks season and leads the pack of the Big 12's top defensive ends.

Team Stats

Passing Yards177.1107th
Rushing Yards164.374th
Points For33.342nd
Points Against30.3Tied-90th

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