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Thompson rallies K-State over Iowa State 20-19

November 25, 20170 Comments

Skylar Thompson is called “The Future” by many Kansas State football fans. The future has arrived. Kansas State rallied from a 19-7 deficit in the fourth quarter to beat Iowa State, 20-19, as time expired Saturday evening in Manhattan. Thompson found Isaiah Zuber in the back of the end zone to cap a ten-play, 87-yard […]

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K-State stuns No. 10 Oklahoma State

November 18, 20170 Comments

One of the strangest weeks in Bill Snyder’s tenure as Kansas State’s football coach had one final twist. With the program’s uncertain future in the spotlight and pegged a 20-point underdog in Las Vegas, K-State beat No. 10 Oklahoma State Saturday afternoon, 45-40, for the Wildcats’ first win in Stillwater since 1999. K-State also clinched […]

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K-State did Nothing Wrong in Snyder/Leavitt Proposal

K-State did Nothing Wrong in Snyder/Leavitt Proposal

November 17, 20170 Comments

Cole Manbeck Let’s go ahead and make this clear right away regarding Brett McMurphy’s report on Thursday — Kansas State’s administration didn’t force Bill Snyder to do anything. If McMurphy’s report is accurate (I have no reason to doubt its accuracy, as I know John Currie had zeroed in on Jim Leavitt to take over for Snyder […]

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Early missed chances doom K-State in loss to No. 23 WVU

November 11, 20170 Comments

Forcing four turnovers and holding West Virginia scoreless in the second half seems like a pretty good recipe for success. But scoring points, it turns out, is also important to winning football games. Kansas State did not do enough of the latter in a 28-23 loss to the No. 23 Mountaineers Saturday afternoon. “The defense […]

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K-State rallies from 11 down to beat Tech

November 4, 20170 Comments

Kansas State’s first second-half comeback win since 2015 didn’t come a moment too soon. With bowl eligibility in question and trailing by 11 points in the fourth quarter, the outlook was bleak for the Wildcats Saturday afternoon at Texas Tech. A few good plays and a couple fortunate breaks later, K-State topped the Red Raiders […]

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K-State holds off KU upset bid

October 28, 20170 Comments

LAWRENCE — Kansas State’s ninth-straight win over rival Kansas won’t do much to restore confidence in the Wildcats’ sputtering season. But it wasn’t a loss, and that will have to do, for now. K-State used three Matt McCrane field goals and a D.J. Reed kickoff return for a touchdown to overcome KU, 30-20, at Memorial […]

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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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