"You turn on the tape and you see a very well-coached team that is led by some veteran ballplayers," he said. "Their entire offensive package is very-well constructed. They have some play action and run the ball so well they force you to honor the run. When you do, they pick their spots to throw the ball."
DeForest agreed that K-State, led by coach Bill Snyder and his 165 career wins, would be tough not only because of its talent but also because of how well the team is coached.
"They're probably the most well-coached team we've faced," DeForest said. "They do all the little things. That's going to create a challenge. You as a coach and you as a team have to be prepared each and every play because they are."
Kansas State has been one of the best teams in the country this season in terms of time of possession.
The Wildcats are at the top of the Big 12 and rank fourth nationally with 33:55 of possession per game. K-State has won just one game since 2002 in which its opponent had the ball for more than 37 minutes, a 35-21 decision earlier this season against North Texas.
"Obviously having an experienced signal caller like Klein means they're very efficient on offense," Roberts said.
WVU currently averages 30:03 in time of possession in a 60-minute game this season. Keeping the ball out of Klein's hands as much as possible will be a priority for the Mountaineers.
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