The Kansas State Wildcats look to make a big run in 2012. The 2011 squad returned pride to the Little Apple, winning 10 games for the first time since 2003. With 14 starters back this year Bill Snyder's team is poised to compete for the Big 12. As we look ahead to this season we'll preview the offense and defense: OFFENSE Everyone knows to look out for Collin Klein this year. He led the darkhorse Wildcats last year, and now takes his position front and center of the league. Look for him to take on a few less carries this year after leading the Big 12 in attempts in 2011. He'll be handing off to the combination of John Hubert and Angelo Pease. Hubert came on late in the season and figures to be the featured back. Fullback Braden Wilson looks to bounce back after a mediocre season and pancake defenders in 2012. Chris Harper and Tramaine Thompson will be the main targets on the outside. Harper is looking to improve on his numbers from last year. Sophomore Tyler Lockett missed the last 3 regular season games and the bowl game last year after suffering a lacerated kidney in a thriller against Oklahoma State. K-State is excited to have the All-American and his big play ability back (although he isn't on the game). The offensive line is going through a reboot, but remains strong at it's core returning BJ Finney at center and Nick Puetz at right guard. Tightends Travis Tannehill and Andre McDonald will flanker either side of the line and help provide running lanes for the 3-headed monster in the backfield. DEFENSE The captain of the defense Arthur Brown is back and has garnered a lot of off-season attention. He has been named to virtually every defense award watch-list and was named a Preseason 1st Team All-Big 12 selection. Flanking his left and right are Justin Tuggle and Trey Walker. Tuggle made the switch to linebacker during practices for the Cotton Bowl last year (although still listed as a QB on the game). Trey Walker comes off an impressive sophomore season and has bulked up. The linebackers will be the heart of the defense. On the front 4 returns defensive ends Meshak Williams and Adam Davis. Both are seeking to improve upon quality years. In the middle is Vai Lutui who played well down the stretch. Javonta Boyd will be a first-time starter this year and will look to make a big impact. In the secondary Nigel Malone leads the way. With 7 INTs in 2011 he will be looking to repeat this fall. Opposite Malone will be Kip Dailey competing for time with Allen Chapman. At safety Ty Zimmerman will start his 3rd straight season and Jarard Milo will make his first starts after the graduation of4 year starter Tysyn Hartman.