MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — The college football landscape has changed dramatically since 1998.
One thing that hasn't changed is Kansas State coach Bill Snyder, and that's a good reason why the second-ranked Wildcats look strikingly similar to the team he had in '98. That team rolled to an 11-0 record but lost a chance at the national championship with an overtime loss to Texas A&M in the Big 12 title game.
This Kansas State team, ranked No. 1 in the BCS standings, is off to the first 10-0 start since that ballyhooed team led by Michael Bishop, the runner-up for the Heisman Trophy. The current team has another Heisman candidate in quarterback Collin Klein, and the same kind of rugged defense.