Fans of the Kansas State Wildcats should be delighted to hear that wide receivers Tyler Lockett and Tramaine Thompson are expected to play Saturday against the West Virginia Mountaineers. The pair of receivers missed the last two KSU games — both of which were losses — due to injuries.
You can’t overstate the importance of Lockett and Thompson returning to the KSU lineup. Lockett, a junior, leads the team with 31 receptions for 475 yards. Thompson, a senior, is third on the team in both those categories (13 receptions for 185 yards). They also comprise Kansas State’s kick return duo, and Thompson has already taken one kickoff back for a touchdown this year.
After making the Fiesta Bowl last season, the Wildcats have struggled in 2013. They have yet to win a game in the Big 12, although to be fair their three losses have come by a combined total of 24 points. At 2-4 on the season and with games against Texas Tech, TCU, and Oklahoma still on the schedule, a win against the Mountaineers is crucial if KSU wants to have a shot at being bowl eligible.
[Source: The Kansas City Star]