September 26, 2006

Campbell ready to start Big 12 play

The play of Kansas State's defense is a big reason why the Wildcats are off to a 3-1 start in Ron Prince's first season as head coach. That unit was impressive even in defeat last week against No. 8 Louisville, holding an explosive Cardinal offense to just 24 points. The charge was again led by sophomore defensive end Ian Campbell, who upped his season sack total to 5.5 with two sacks against the Cardinals. had an opportunity on Tuesday to talk at length with Campbell about his play so far, just where K-State's defense is as a whole and what to expect this weekend against a Baylor team that loves to throw the ball.

Looking back, how would you evaluate the play of the defense against Louisville?
"Against Louisville, as far as how hard we played we were good. We had some problems here and there, but they were a solid team. They gave us a little trouble, but we felt like we did the same thing."

Baylor likes to throw it a lot, does that make this a fun game for a defensive end?
"Yeah, that's fun for a defensive end to get in there and try to make a big impact. We're going to scheme and do whatever we can do to try and get at that quarterback."

What do you know about Baylor so far?
"Right now I just know a little bit about the personnel and the kind of offense they run. I haven't really got to break down a lot of film yet, but that's the most I know."

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