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K-State Wildcats and the Polls

The Wildcats won this past Saturday against the Texas Tech Red Raiders and, once again, it was a slugfest with the toughest team winning out in the end.  This week, K-State’s special teams really contributed in this game with 2 blocked field goals (both by Guidry) and a 100-yd kickoff return for a touchdown (Lockett).

The Cats rose in the polls to #12 and will be traveling to Lawrence this weekend for the Sunflower Showdown against the Jayhawks.  KU has not won a conference game this year and it seems unlikely that they will at all.  Therefore, we have a really great chance to return undefeated to Manhattan the following week against #3 Oklahoma Sooners.  It has been announced that the game will be at 2:30 and televised nationally on ESPN.  What a turnaround for a team that barely won its first game against Eastern Kentucky!

Here’s hoping for a big victory on Saturday – a birthday gift, indeed.

Cheering for a K-State Win

The Kansas State Wildcats travel to Lubbock, TX today to play against the Texas Tech Red Raiders.  The Cats are ranked #17 in the polls and could become bowl eligible with a win today.

My last post about the football team was several weeks ago when we amazingly pulled out a win at Miami University.  Since then, we’ve survived Baylor and then also beat Missouri, both at home.  With the Baylor win, we cracked into the top 25 with a #20 ranking.  The Missouri win rose us up to #17.

With a win today and an anticipated win next week against KU, we could find ourselves with a perfect record back home on October 29th against an unbeaten Oklahoma.  This game could have huge implications for the conference and for bowl selection.

Well, not to get to far ahead of myself – let’s just root for a victory today at Texas Tech.

KSU Wildcats win in Miami

After expecting to lose – and lose big – the Wildcats swaggered away from a huge fight at the University of Miami.  The Florida heat and humidity didn’t keep the guys down.  Excellent defense and methodical offensive drives resulted in a score of 28-24 in favor of the Wildcats.

During the last few minutes, the Hurricanes marched down the field and found themselves one the 2-yard line with 1st and goal to go.  The Wildcat defense was remarkable with four stops.  41 seconds remained and Colin Klein was able to run out the time with quarterback keeps.  What an exciting game.

Now back home with Baylor coming next week.  What once was a nearly lost season has now turned around with some confidence.  At the end of game one (against Eastern Kentucky), it was thought we’d be 1-2 at this point; instead, we are 3-0.  Let’s go, Cats.