LAWRENCE, Kansas (Ticker) -- No. 14 Kansas State seeks its 10th straight victory over Kansas on Saturday when the Sunflower State rivals meet for the 100th time.
Although Kansas leads the all-time series, 61-33-5, Kansas State has dominated in recent years, reeling off nine straight wins. The teams have faced each other every year since 1911.
Kansas State (6-2, 2-2 Big 12 North) rebounded from a loss against Texas to rout Baylor, 44-10, last week. The Wildcats have four regular season games left and have a chance to win 10 games for only the sixth time in school history.
Kansas State manhandled Baylor on the ground, allowing a school-record minus-37 yards rushing. The defense and special teams each scored a touchdown for the Wildcats.
Kansas State is fourth nationally in run defense, yielding only 76.6 yards per game. The Wildcats also are fourth in scoring defense, surrendering 13.4 points per outing.
Darren Sproles ran for 124 yards and a touchdown, becoming the first Wildcat since Isaac Jackson in 1973 to have four straight 100-yard rushing games.
Sproles is averaging 107.4 yards per game and needs 141 yards to reach the 1,100-yard mark.
After posting a five-year of 20-33 under Terry Allen, Kansas (2-7, 0-5 Big 12 South) continues to struggle under Mark Mangino and appears headed for another last-place finish. It suffered a 36-12 setback to Missouri last week.
The Jayhawks need to win one of their final three games against Kansas State, Nebraska and Oklahoma State to match last season's victory total of three. On October 5, they were the opponent when Baylor snapped its 29-game Big 12 Conference losing streak.
Kansas' only wins this year have come against Division I-AA Southwest Missouri State and Tulsa, which snapped a 17-game losing streak last week, the longest in the country.