K-State looking for 1st true road win vs. the SEC

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MANHATTAN, Kan. (KAKE) -

When K-State plays Mississippi State in Starkville on Saturday, not only are they looking for revenge for last year's 31-10 loss to the Bulldogs, the Wildcats are trying to win their first true road game against an SEC team. 

K-State did go into Fayetteville, Arkansas and beat the Razorbacks 5-0, but that was in 1910 and Arkansas didn't even belong to a conference then.  

"Mississippi State is a good football team and they play in one of, if not the best conference in college football. Quote-unquote," said K-State junior quarterback Skylar Thompson. "So you know it's going to be a great challenge for us and it's something that is exciting." 

"To have an opportunity to go down and play an SEC school on the road is an opportunity that you always dream about and work for," said Thompson. "I know our whole team is really excited for the opportunity and it's something we've been preparing for, for a very long time."

"It's just another football game," said K-State running back James Gilbert. "Yeah they're an SEC team but they're not unbeatable or nothing like that."

"We just have to come out and play our game. Don't do too much, take care of the ball and execute," said Gilbert. "And we'll get the results we want."