Powercat Gameday Panel: FAU

| September 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

Week 2 of Kansas State’s football season is just around the corner and the Powercat Gameday crew is back for our second panel of the season. We want to start by thanking all the K-State faithful that made the trip to California and stopped by the Old Pro before the game to watch Powercat Gameday […]

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Inside the numbers: Stanford

| September 8, 2016 | 0 Comments

  By Cole Manbeck Let’s begin this blog with a question: If you knew the following statistics from Kansas State’s season-opener at No. 8 Stanford Friday night, and didn’t look at the final score, who would you have thought came out victorious? Stanford only had 49 offensive plays, the fewest a Cardinal team has had […]

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Powercat Gameday Panel

| August 31, 2016 | 0 Comments

By Stanton Weber, Cole Manbeck and John Kurtz Welcome to the first weekly Powercat Gameday Panel, where Powercat Gameday hosts John Kurtz, Cole Manbeck, and Stanton Weber will be fielding your Twitter questions every week of football season. If you plan on making the trip to Palo Alto this weekend, join the Powercat Gameday crew […]

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Inside the numbers on the K-State offense

| August 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

By Cole Manbeck When you think of Kansas State’s offense, you might envision a unit that grinds out first down after first down while owning time of possession. And that’s true. The Wildcats have ranked in the top 25 nationally in time of possession in six of the past seven seasons. But just like any […]

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K-State front six preview

| August 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

 By Cole Manbeck Last week we broke down the struggles of Kansas State’s secondary in 2015. Before we move on to the front six of the defense, I wanted to mention one final area of improvement K-State needs from the secondary in 2016 – limiting the big plays, something I failed to write about in […]

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How far does the KSU secondary have to go?

| August 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

By Cole Manbeck Kansas State had four players selected to the preseason All-Big 12 First-Team Defense in July, tying Oklahoma for the most individuals selected on the defensive side of the ball. So there’s plenty of reason for optimism heading into the 2016 season. There’s also reason for pessimism due to the struggles of the […]

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Complete Effort Gives K-State Upset Win

| February 8, 2016 | 0 Comments

By Cole Manbeck   If you are the top-ranked team in the country, Bramlage Coliseum isn’t on the list of places you want to visit. Kansas State defeated No. 1-ranked Oklahoma 80-69 Saturday, the Wildcats’ third straight home victory since 2010 against a No. 1-ranked team.   K-State accomplished the feat with a combination of […]

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K-State Zoning Out Too Much

| January 4, 2016 | 0 Comments

By Cole Manbeck I liked Kansas State’s matchup against West Virginia on Saturday due to the Mountaineers’ style of play. The Wildcats struggle in their half-court offense due to their lack of perimeter shooting. However, they have found success when they get out and run in transition, something West Virginia allows with its full-court defensive […]

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K-State’s Defense Fails Them in Memphis

| January 4, 2016 | 0 Comments

By Cole Manbeck Kansas State was already facing an uphill challenge going against the Arkansas offense in the Liberty Bowl. And then news leaked out Saturday morning that Will Geary, arguably the Wildcats’ best defensive lineman, and Duke Shelley, their best cover corner, would not play. Slowing down the Razorbacks’ offense became a monumental task […]

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Breaking Down Kansas State vs. Arkansas

| January 1, 2016 | 0 Comments

By Cole Manbeck   My goal isn’t to discourage you with this blog post. Kansas State can certainly defeat Arkansas in the Liberty Bowl this Saturday. But this is certainly not an ideal opponent for the Wildcats for a variety of reasons. K-State is currently a 13-point underdog. Out of the remaining bowl games to […]

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