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Kansas State vs. WVU: K-State to try to slow tempo

When No. 4 Kansas State takes on No. 17 West Virginia, the Wildcats will try to control the clock as much as possible. A slow tempo means that the dangerous Mountaineer offense spends less time on the field. In addition, it gives the K-State defense a chance to rest.

Kansas State fullback Braden Wilson said, "We are going to have to control the clock, play defense with a good offense, which is our game."

The Mountaineer offense runs 78.7 plays per game, and scores 45.7 points per game, which is seventh-best in the FBS.

Kansas State, meanwhile, runs a much slower offense generally. They average only 63.2 plays per game. Still, the Wildcats score 40.8 points per game.

West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen knows that Kansas State is going to try to use the clock to its advantage. Maryland tried the same thing a few weeks ago. The Terrapins won the time of possession battle, but fell, 32-12, to the Mountaineers.

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