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2-1, 4th in Big 12
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6dMel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay

Picking the conference champs after Week 3

Our two experts are split over which school will come out on top in the Big 12. They do agree on which state the league winner will come from.

Jake Trotter ESPN Staff Writer 

Kansas State coach Bill Snyder said his team is at "square one again" at wide receiver after a dismal collective performance in a loss at Vanderbilt, which included six drops. Snyder said the group did well the first two games, then "went back in the totally opposite direction" at Vandy.

Chris Low ESPN Senior Staff Writer 

Memphis and Vanderbilt made a little history Saturday. They both won games over AP ranked opponents on the same day for the first time in the history of the AP poll, which dates back to 1936.

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Vanderbilt tops Kansas State (0:48)
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Chris Low ESPN Senior Staff Writer 

Kyle Shurmur accounted for both of Vanderbilt's touchdowns in the 14-7 win over No. 18 Kansas State, but he said the real MVP was the Commodores' defense, which came up with a pair of fourth-quarter interceptions.

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Vandy upsets No. 18 Kansas State 14-7 (2:11)
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Chris Low ESPN Senior Staff Writer 

Derek Mason soaking up Vanderbilt's win over No. 18 Kansas State with the Commodores' fans.

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Chris Low ESPN Senior Staff Writer 

Vanderbilt's Derek Mason said his quarterback, Kyle Shurmur, is unflappable.

Chris Low ESPN Senior Staff Writer 

How long has it been since Vanderbilt last won a nonconference game over a nationally ranked team? It was 1946 against N.C. State, the year after World War II ended. For perspective, Kansas State's Bill Snyder was 7 years old.

Chris Low ESPN Senior Staff Writer 

Derek Mason's Vanderbilt defense has generated two turnovers in the fourth quarter, both interceptions. The Commodores' sticky coverage in the secondary has forced Kansas State's Jesse Ertz to throw into some tight windows.

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Vandy QB Shurmur's gets hit, reaches across goal line for TD (0:41)
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Vandy CB Wiley's INT puts them inside K-State territory (0:53)

Chris Low ESPN Senior Staff Writer 

It's been a rough night for Vanderbilt's offensive line. The Commodores have been called for four holding penalties and one hands to the face penalty.

Chris Low ESPN Senior Staff Writer 

Vanderbilt's Ralph Webb hasn't had any success running against Kansas State's defense, and that was what the Wildcats wanted to do coming into the game -- force the Commodores into obvious passing situations. Kansas State's only offense, meanwhile, has been quarterback Jesse Ertz running the ball, although most of his yardage came in the first half.

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Kansas State QB Ertz's rushing TD ties game (0:29)
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Vanderbilt WR Pinkney makes catch to put them in red zone (0:26)

Mike Couzens ESPN College Football 

Ready to go with John Congemi--both KSU and VU are 2-0 and it's a sellout in Nashville on ESPNU.

Mike Couzens ESPN College Football 

Pregame warmups for K-State. Legions of purple-shirted fans outside Vanderbilt Stadium.

Edward Aschoff ESPN Staff Writer 

Mason isn't hung up on Xs and Os deciding Saturday's game against Kansas State. “It's two teams step into the middle of the ring and let's see what you got. I want it to be like Sugar Ray Leonard and Roberto Duran. Let's let it be the Thrilla in Manila. This is the main even, this is the one that counts. This is the one that gives this program the chance to step out and be front and center, in terms of are these guys for real. It's sort of like the new kid on the block or the neophyte trying to chase after the big bully and find himself hopefully taking on the crown.”

Edward Aschoff ESPN Staff Writer 

I talked to Vanderbilt coach Derek Mason about his team and Saturday's game with No. 18 Kansas State. I'd say he's pretty confident in his team. I'm not guaranteeing victory, but if you're thinking we're not going to win, well, then you're fooling yourself because I think this team is ready.”I'm not guaranteeing victory, but if you're thinking we're not going to win, well, then you're fooling yourself because I think this team is ready. People talk about if you win this, but our guys are in the mindset of we're gonna win this game – when we win this game. That's a mindset of somebody's who's hungry. We have to be defiant. People might be saying things, but nobody really believes that we're gonna beat Kansas State. You know what, that's OK. We don't need people to believe what we're capable of. We know what we're capable of, and that's something you can't fake or give guys."

ESPN Stats & Information

Kansas State given edge at Vanderbilt

K-State is looking for its first regular-season win against an SEC team (conference affiliation at time of game) since beating Kentucky in 1982. ESPN's FPI is giving the Wildcats nearly a two-thirds chance of beating the Commodores.

Team Stats

Passing Yards199.391st
Rushing Yards230.324th
Points For39.028th
Points Against13.311th

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