Struggling for any motivation about K-State’s upcoming game against UTEP, I decided to look at the series history between the two schools. It stunned me to see that the series is tied 1-1. I remember the Wildcats beating the Miners 40-7 back in 1999. I should since I was there. However, I have no knowledge or recollection of the 20-6 UTEP victory from 1947. We can’t be tied with the Miners! We’re a better program! In fact, here’s proof.

Overall Winning Percentage:
K-State .446
UTEP .409

All-time Wins:
K-State 496
UTEP 380

Conference Championships:
K-State 7 (counting division championships, I think)

Bowl games:
K-State 18

Bowl record:
K-State .412 (7-10)
UTEP .385 (5-8)

Consensus All-Americans:
K-State 11

NFL Draft Picks:
K-State 136

First Round NFL Draft Picks:
K-State 5

Weeks in AP Poll:
K-State 195

The only categories the Miners can match the Wildcats are Heisman winners and National Championships (both zero). So on Saturday the tie will be broken in the series history between K-State and UTEP. I feel pretty confident that the Wildcats can take a 2-1 lead.

Go Cats! Beat UTEP.

About The Author

Seth is a 2000 graduate of the A.Q. Miller School of Journalism at Kansas State. While in Manhattan he wrote for the Kansas State Collegian, reported for the Wildcat 91.9 and interned at KSNT-TV in Topeka. He teaches now, but still play with his journalism degree. Living in the middle of Missouri makes it harder to follow the Cats, but he wears enough purple to draw stares at the grocery store. Follow him on Twitter at @catbacker77

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