MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) -—There was a period during the late 1990s, back in Bill Snyder's first tenure at Kansas State, when the Wildcats annually fielded one of the best defenses in the country.
There are signs that another stout defense is forming in the Flint Hills.
Through the first three games of the season, the No. 15 Wildcats have piled up eight sacks and 22 tackles for loss, an increase of nearly 50 percent from the same point last season.
That defense will surely get a test on Saturday, when the Wildcats visit No. 6 Oklahoma in a game that should go a long way toward deciding the Big 12 championship.