The Auburn Tigers and the Kansas State Wildcats last met in 2007 in Auburn, which resulted in a 23-13 victory for Auburn. In fact, Auburn leads the series 3-0, winning in 1978 (45-32 in Manhattan) and 1979 (26-18 in Auburn). This game will mark the first time the future Hall of Famer coach Bill Snyder faces Auburn. Snyder was in his three year hiatus from coaching during the 2007 season, in which Ron Prince took over the reins.
As far as the uniforms go, Kansas State has one of the most classic looks in all of college football. The Wildcats pull of the royal purple and grey so well. The shoulder sleeves, which disappeared during the Prince era, balance the purple tops perfectly. Ask any uniform fan, myself included, and you'll learn that stripes make everything better. Thankfully K-State reps stripes as well as anyone on the helmets, jerseys, and pants. Unfortunately, the Wildcats added camo decals to their lids for one game last year, and it just didn't look good. It'll be safe to assume K-State will wear their traditional purple tops with silver helmets and pants this coming Thursday.
|There are so few pictures from this game available.|
Thus far, Auburn players have paired white [basketball] shooting sleeves with the blue jerseys. Last season, for the road trip to Texas A&M, players wore a different sleeve, and for only that game. It'll be interesting to see if the white sleeves are worn again or the blue or orange sleeves from last year are broken out.