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Sooners deal K-State another heartbreaking loss

October 21, 20170 Comments

A promising start, a confusing middle and a not-good-enough finish. Saturday’s loss to No. 9 Oklahoma had all the components of Kansas State’s 2017 football season condensed into four wild quarters. Led by Heisman candidate Baker Mayfield, Oklahoma erased a 21-7 deficit before winning 42-35 on a 22-yard Rodney Anderson touchdown run with seven seconds […]

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K-State offense sputters in loss to TCU

October 14, 20170 Comments

Between four hours of weather delays, Kansas State and No. 6 TCU faced off in a defensive battle Saturday afternoon. The difference between the teams was evident from the very beginning. One side had a healthy and experienced starting quarterback. The other side did not. The result was a 26-6 victory for the Horned Frogs […]

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Post Game Wrap Up: Texas

October 8, 20170 Comments

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K-State holds off Baylor in Manhattan

September 30, 20170 Comments

In the early going of Saturday’s Big 12 opener for Kansas State, it looked like a blowout was imminent. The Wildcats had winless Baylor on the ropes, mostly thanks to great defense. In the end, the win was harder to earn than expected, but it was still a win. K-State beat the Bears 33-20 to […]

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K-State offense shut down in 14-7 loss

September 17, 20170 Comments

Kansas State went into SEC country and got exactly the physical battle you’d expect. What was not expected, however, was how many mistakes Bill Snyder’s team made in a 14-7 loss to Vanderbilt. Between two turnovers and seven penalties, K-State consistently made its task harder than it needed to be, and that was the difference […]

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Wildcat pound Charlotte

September 9, 20170 Comments

For the second week in a row, a defensive player stole the show for No. 19 Kansas State. Cornerback D.J. Reed passed the torch to safety Kendall Adams on Saturday as the Wildcats rolled Charlotte, 55-7, and moved to 2-0 on the season. Adams scored two touchdowns in the first half, on an interception return […]

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Injuries give backups the spotlight in spring game

April 22, 20170 Comments

With a dozen players sidelined due to various injuries, Kansas State’s spring game Saturday afternoon was dominated by players hoping to see the field more this coming season. Purple defeated White, 38-6, in the team’s glorified final practice until fall camp opens. “The plus side of (the injuries) is the opportunity for twos and threes […]

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K-State holds off A&M for Texas Bowl victory

December 29, 20160 Comments

They don’t give out a trophy for beating all five of Texas’ major college football programs. A Texas Bowl Champions trophy will be sufficient, however. Led by game MVP Jesse Ertz, Kansas State knocked off Texas A&M, 33-28, in Wednesday night’s Advocare V100 Texas Bowl to finish its season 9-4. “This team epitomized what this […]

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Powercat Gameday Panel Awards

Powercat Gameday Panel Awards

December 28, 20160 Comments

K-State concludes the 2016 season in the Texas Bowl. The Cats face off against the Aggies of Texas A&M in Houston on Wednesday the 28th at 8:00 p.m. Come join the @PowercatGameday crew before the game at @3rdFloorHouston for the live broadcast of the biggest pregame show in the Big 12 starting at 4 p.m. […]

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K-State runs past TCU to 8-4

December 3, 20160 Comments

For a Kansas State offense that has battled inconsistency all season, there were reasons to believe Saturday’s finale at TCU would be a struggle. Poor weather conditions. No Alex Barnes. Those factors didn’t bother the Wildcats one bit in a 30-6 victory in Fort Worth. K-State’s Jesse Ertz and Justin Silmon ran the ball as […]

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