Kansas State's four losses have come by an average of 6.8 points. WVU's four defeats have come by an average of 21.8 points.
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TWO OF Kansas State's top three receivers - Tyler Lockett and Tramaine Thompson - missed the Wildcats' 35-25 loss to Baylor on Oct. 12. Holgorsen expects both pass catchers to play against WVU.
"I anticipate their receivers will be back," he said. "They're smaller guys that play on the outside that are dynamic and fast and will stretch the field."
Lockett leads K-State with 475 receiving yards on 31 catches. He averages 95 yards per game, which ranks No. 25 nationally. He had 13 receptions for a school-record 237 yards in a 31-21 loss at Texas on Sept. 21.
Thompson is third on the team with 185 yards on 13 receptions. Both receivers have one touchdown.
With Lockett and Thompson sidelined because of leg injuries, Kansas State managed just 118 passing yards against Baylor.
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OFFENSIVE LINEMEN Pat Eger (6-foot-6, 302-pound senior) and Quinton Spain (6-5, 332, junior) are "good" health-wise, Holgorsen said.
"They worked out here earlier," he said. "They were in the weight room this morning lifting and all that. I'm anticipating them being fine."
Eger has 23 career starts and Spain 21.
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BILL SNYDER, who coaches in a stadium named after him, turned 74 earlier this month. He has coached the Wildcats for 27 seasons in two separate stints.
Snyder is the oldest active coach in the Football Bowl Subdivision, and 41 years older than the last head coach WVU faced, Kliff Kingsbury of Texas Tech. The 33-year-old Kingsbury is the third-youngest coach in the FBS.
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