Hot K-State, cold Aggies will square off in Texas Bowl

Kansas State (8-4, Big 12) vs. Texas A&M (8-4, SEC), Dec. 28, 9 p.m. EST.

LOCATION: Houston.

TOP PLAYERS:

Kansas State: Jesse Ertz is the leading rusher among Big 12 QBs with 945 yards and 10 TDs; DL Jordan Willis leads the conference with 11.5 sacks.

Texas A&M: QB Trevor Knight is throwing for 212 yards a game, with 16 touchdowns; freshman RB Trayveon Williams is a 1,000-yard rusher and DL Myles Garrett has 8.5 sacks.

NOTABLE:

Kansas State: The Wildcats finished fourth in the Big 12 after having been picked eighth in the preseason. They've won five of their last six games and have gone over 200 yards rushing in six straight.

Texas A&M: Aggies are third in the SEC at 35.4 points and 468 yards a game but lost four of six after a 6-0 start.

LAST TIME: In their last meeting before the Aggies left the Big 12 for the SEC, Collin Klein scored on a sneak in the fourth overtime for his sixth TD of the game to give Kansas State a 53-50 home victory in 2011.

BOWL HISTORY

Kansas State: The Wildcats are in a bowl for a seventh straight season and are 7-12 all time. They played in the inaugural Texas Bowl in 2006, losing to Rutgers.

Texas A&M: Aggies are 17-20 and in a bowl for a school-record eighth straight year. They had won four straight before losing to Louisville in the Music City Bowl last year.

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