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AP Sports Writer 

No. 20 K-State bucks Big 12 trend with ground-based offense


August 25, 2017

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Kansas State coach Bill Snyder has spent most of the past three decades at the forefront of offensive innovation, going back to his pass-happy days as the offensive coordinator at Iowa.

Indeed, it was his air-it-out style that turned the Wildcats from doormat to dominant.

When he arrived in the late 1980s, everyone in the old Big Eight was grinding out games. Oklahoma ran its vaunted wishbone behind the likes of Jamelle Holieway, Nebraska pounded defenses with I backs such as Lawrence Phillips and Kenny Clark, and even perennial also-ran programs had ground-oriented...

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