After 3 straight Big 12 losses, defending champ Kansas State aiming for second-half rally

Kansas State coach Bill Snyder will have to dust off some mighty old notebooks this week to see what he did the last time his team had a losing record through its first six games.

The defending Big 12 champions are just 2-4 as they enter their off week in the conference schedule, dropping their first three league games to Texas, Oklahoma State and Baylor.

It's the first time since 2004 that Kansas State has gotten off to such a sluggish start, the year before Snyder stepped away for a brief retirement. It's only the fourth time in 22 seasons under Snyder that the Wildcats have had a losing record at this point in the season.

Kansas State returns to face West Virginia a week from Saturday.