Kansas State is set to host the Tulane Green Wave on Saturday in what will be the second-ever meeting between the programs.
The last time that these teams met was in 1988, back when Kansas State was in the midst of some of the worst football played in their entire history. Tulane won the game 20-16, and the Wildcats would go 0-11 that year. As the story goes, that was Stan Parrish’s last season and after his dismissal, K-State hired a 49-year-old Iowa offensive coordinator named Bill Snyder. Ever heard of him?
Snyder would go on to turn Kansas State into a Big 8 and Big 12 powerhouse in the 90s and early 2000s, dragging them out of decades of mediocrity and, sometimes, downright failure.
Now, 34 years after their last meeting, Tulane and K-State will meet again, but K-state will look a lot like they in the past as the program unveiled retro helmets and pants to be worn this Saturday.
Take a look.
K-State and Tulane are set to kickoff at 2:00 p.m. CT, with the Wildcats currently favored by 15 points. The game will be televised on ESPN+ and will give the Wildcats a chance to start their year 3-0 before hitting the road for the first time this year with a trip to Norman next week.