MANHATTAN, Kan. -- When he arrived at Kansas State nearly three decades ago, Bill Snyder was inheriting what can only be described as a mess -- one of the worst programs in the history of major college football.Its something to which Kansas counterpart David Beaty can relate.Snyder quickly built the Wildcats into a perennial contender, though, with his unrivaled work ethic and sheer force of will. He won conference championships, went to bowl games by the bushel and more than once had the once-downtrodden school on the cusp of playing for a national title.Now, a win over the Jayhawks on Saturday would be the 200th of his career.It would be pretty cool for us, especially these guys from Kansas that have grown up watching him, Kansas State quarterback Jesse Ertz said. That would be pretty cool and a big accomplishment.The success was slow to come at first. Kansas State only one once in Snyders first season. But the momentum began to pick up in his second year and by the third, the Wildcats had a winning record.Its a blueprint that Beaty has tried to follow.The way in which he resurrected a program, or basically built it, is the thing thats most interesting to me and most impressive, he said. The guy to me is the picture of class. Everyone in our conference respects him. They respect him highly.So highly that they tend to follow his lead at Big 12 meetings.Because hes done it so well for so long, and you know hes thought about it. When you get on a plane with him and you see a notebook about that thick, Beaty said, holding up his hands to show, and hes writing the whole time, youre like, `OK, no wonder. No wonder.Beatys rebuilding job has also been slow, but just like Snyder at Kansas State, it appears to be finally picking up steam. A winless first season was followed by a victory over Rhode Island in this years opener, and last weeks upset of Texas was a major mile-marker in the progress of his program.Now, Kansas (2-9, 1-7 Big 12) is aiming for back-to-back wins for the first time in five years.If you look at the games they have played, they have led the games multiple times, Kansas State safety Dante Barnett said. Theyve been in a lot of big games. They have the big-play capabilities. We just have to make sure that we do what we do to stop them.As the Wildcats (6-4, 4-3) prepare to meet Kansas in the Sunflower Showdown, here are some keys:MORE ON SNYDERThe 77-year-old coach already has 160 more wins than any other coach in Kansas State history. He is first among major college coaches in wins at his current school, second in total wins among active coaches and would become the sixth to win 200 games at one school.BOWL BOUNDKansas State assured itself a seventh straight bowl game with last weeks romp over Baylor, but it can improve its destination with a win over the Jayhawks. The Alamo, Texas and Cactus bowls are all possible depending on how things shake out.AWARD WINNERSKansas Defensive end Dorance Armstrong was Big 12 defensive player of the week and kicker Matthew Wyman was special teams player of the week. Armstrong had two sacks, forced a fumble and had a fumble recovery against the Longhorns, while Wyman kicked the field goal that sent the game to overtime and the winner in the extra session that sent fans spilling onto the field.GROUND AND POUNDThe Wildcats have piled up 582 yards and 10 touchdowns rushing the past two games, and have topped at least 200 yards rushing in four straight. Their rushing attack has resulted in 31 of 49 scoring drives this season spanning at least seven plays, including 15 of at least 10 plays.SEASON FINALEAfter their Senior Day win over Texas, there will be a bunch of seniors playing their final game for Kansas on Saturday. Many of them were recruited by Charlie Weis, weathered an interim coach and have concluded their careers with Beaty, trying to lay the foundation for the future.You just see a sense of pride in them in terms of that accomplishment of finishing that game off the other day, Beaty said. Its just one game, and for it to be a turning point, its going to -- the future is going to tell you that, whether its going to be a cornerstone or not. We dont know that yet, and that is what I talked to them about. Our challenge is not to let that be just one game.---More AP college football: www.collegefootball.ap.org and https://twitter.com/AP-Top25. Cheap Detroit Red Wings Jerseys . Paul Pierce couldnt believe he missed at the end. 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India knew if they could hit even one of them out of his rhythm or out of the attack they would make big strides towards cancelling the disadvantage of losing the toss on this pitch. Vijay charged out at the second ball he faced from Moeen, Rahul went over mid-off to welcome Rashid. Surely these runs shouldnt rattle you when you have 400 in the bank?They didnt. England and their spinners stuck to their guns. This was a strategy fraught with risk, but India didnt mind it. Even if it meant Rahul was bowled through the gate when driving Moeen against the turn. It didnt stop Vijay from taking uncharacteristic risks against spin.Two balls after Rahul had been bowled, Vijay tried to hit Rashid over mid-off. The ball was full, but there was a puff of dust, and the miscue barely cleared the fielder running back. This was Rashids fourth over, and he had settled into a rhythm now. The ball was drifting, and there was turn. He beat Vijay with one that ripped across him in the same over. The pace was right, and the batsman was edgy. This was a high-strung spell of play. A pull here or there, and it could break. On the surface, the batsman had so much more to lose - but did England have enough confidence in their spinners?Rashid came back for his fifth over with Vijay on 18 off 50. Cheteshwar Pujara had just come in to bat. Vijay again tried to unsettle Rashid. It was clear Vijay was now playing on length. He certainly didnt want to fall to a ball with his name on it. Anything in his driving arc was going to go. The second ball of thiis over was full.dddddddddddd Mid-off was slightly deeper than mid-on. Vijay went. Mishit again. Alastair Cook ran back from mid-on, but was lobbed.How would Cook react? Would mid-on go back? The mid-on stayed. The temptation was not taken away. Perhaps this was the result of 400 runs on the board. In Rajkot, Rashid had taken Vijay with a wrongun. Through the series, Vijay and Ajinkya Rahane had been playing the wrongun off the pitch. Even here, Rashid tried the googly first up, and Vijay again read it off the pitch. With the fourth ball of this over, Rashid tried the wrongun. This was also full.This was a big moment. Vijay seemed to have sorted that weakness out or perhaps he just swung hard because it was full and went over mid-on because that fielder was closer. Whatever might have happened, this ball went for a flat six into the sight screen. The gauntlet had been thrown. The leading wicket-taker of the series before the start of this match had just been hit away emphatically, albeit after a few overs of uncertain batting. The tea break was 20 minutes away, Rashids figures read 5-0-24-0 but six off them were off edges. The last two overs had gone for 12. Vijay had scored 13 off 20 Rashid deliveries, and had possibly started picking the wrongun.India were still 345 behind. The pitch had plenty in it. Cooks response was going to be fascinating. There were two options. One, give Rashid more bowling, at least until tea, and see if he can make the progression from mishits to a wicket. The other option was more orthodox, and more Cook-like: ask the quicks to hold one end up in four-over spells, and attack with spin from the other end.Cook did what Cook does. As a spectator you felt cheated at being denied an extended contest between a spinner who had just started to find himself and an opening batsman coming back from a mid-series slump. Most of cricket, though, is played not for spectators but to win. Cook felt this was the way to victory. He is fixated with control, and he possibly felt Rashid - 5-0-24-0, remember? - could lose him that control. Off went Rashid and for close to two hours after that England operated with pace at one end.By the end of the day, England had endured the first wicketless session in a Test being played on a turner. 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