On defense, turnovers and stopping the run were the emphasis, and the Cats were among the nation’s best.
Kansas State enter the bowl game ranked sixth nationally in turnover margin at plus-11.
Texas A&M ranks tied at 20th nationally in takeaways with a 24 total. – Advantage ‘Cats!
The Wildcats have steadily been one of the top special teams units in all of college football under Coach Snyder, and 2016 has been no different.
Dominique Heath and Byron Pringle each have recorded touchdowns on returns this year as K-State continues to lead the nation in non-offensive touchdowns since 1999 (106) and combined kick/punt return scores since 2005 (42).
Aggie Sophomore WR Christian Kirk is the NCAA’s active career leader in punt return average by more than seven yards per attempt and is within shouting distance of multiple SEC and NCAA punt return records, according to media release from the Aggies.