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2008 Kansas State Wildcats Season
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Posted Jan 18, 2009


2008 Kansas State Wildcats Season, Game Recaps, Scores and Reviews

2008 Kansas State Wildcats

Nov. 22
Kansas State 38 … Iowa State 30
Josh Freeman threw four touchdown passes with three of them coming in the second quarter, but Kansas State wasn’t able to pull away for good until a five-yard Deon Murphy touchdown catch late in the third quarter. Iowa State got a huge day from QB Austen Arnaud, who threw three touchdown passes including two to R.J. Sumrall from 19 and five yards out, but he also threw two interceptions as the Cyclones lost three turnovers. Iowa State outgained KSU 626 yards to 451.
Player of the game: Kansas State QB Josh Freeman completed 17-of-30 passes for 279 yards and four touchdowns, and he ran 11 times for 62 yards
Stat Leaders: Iowa State - Passing: Austen Arnaud, 31-45, 440 yds, 3 TD, 2 INT
Rushing: Alexander Robinson, 15-73. Receiving: R.J. Sumrall, 7-118, 2 TD
Kansas State - Passing: Josh Freeman, 17-30, 279 yds, 4 TD
Rushing: Lamark Brown, 17-74, 1 TD. Receiving: Brandon Banks, 7-116, 1 TD
Whoopty doo. What does it all mean, Basil? ... Kansas State closed the Ron Prince era out on a high note with the win over Iowa State, but all it proved was that Josh Freeman is a next level quarterback and there’s no defense to count on. The five-game losing streak might have halted, but by allowing 626 yards of Cyclone offense, the defense just sunk further and further down the Big 12 rankings. Freeman will be a nice place to start for Bill Snyder, but the defensive line will be the biggest priority.

- 2008 KSU Preview
- 2007 KSU Season

2008 Schedule
CFN Prediction: 7-5
2008 Record: 5-7

Aug. 30 North Texas W 45-6
Sept. 6 Montana State W 69-10
Sept. 13 OPEN DATE
Sept. 17 at Louisville L 38-29
Sept. 27 UL Lafayette W 45-27
Oct. 4 Texas Tech L 58-28
Oct. 11 at Texas A&M W 44-30
Oct. 18 at Colorado W 14-13
Oct. 25 Oklahoma  L 58-35
Nov. 1 at Kansas L 52-31
Nov. 8 at Missouri L 41-24
Nov. 15 Nebraska L 56-28
Nov. 22 Iowa State W 38-30
Nov. 29 OPEN DATE

2007 Schedule
CFN Prediction: 6-6
2007 Record: 5-
7

Sept. 1 at Auburn L 23-13
Sept. 8
San Jose St W 34-14
Sept. 15 Missouri St W 61-10
Sept. 29 at Texas W 41-21
Oct. 6
Kansas L 30-24
Oct. 13 Colorado W 47-20
Oct. 20 at Oklahoma St L 41-39
Oct. 27
Baylor W 51-13
Nov. 3 at Iowa State L 31-20
Nov. 10 at Nebraska L 73-31
Nov. 17
Missouri L 49-32
Nov. 24 at Fresno State L 45-29

Nov. 15
Nebraska 56 … Kansas State 28
Joe Ganz threw two touchdown passes and he ran for two more as Nebraska rolled past Kansas State for the win. The Wildcats got off to a hot start with Courtney Herndon returning a Ganz pass 57 yards for a touchdown, but Nebraska responded with a one-yard Roy Helu touchdown run and a 37-yard dash from Quentin Castille. Helu finished with two touchdown runs while Todd Peterson and Mike McNeill caught touchdown passes on the way to a 35-14 halftime lead. Nebraska amassed 610 yards of total offense to KSU’s 247.
Player of the game: Nebraska QB Joe Ganz completed 16-of-25 passes for 270 yards and two touchdowns with an interception, and he ran 11 times for 95 yards and two touchdowns
Stat Leaders: Kansas State - Passing: Josh Freeman, 7-18, 114 yds, 1 TD
Rushing: Lamark Brown, 13-49. Receiving: Ernie Pierce, 4-94, 1 TD
Nebraska - Passing: Joe Ganz, 16-25, 270 yds, 2 TD, 1 INT
Rushing: Joe Ganz, 11-95, 2 TD. Receiving: Todd Peterson, 4-47, 1 TD
Whoopty doo. What does it all mean, Basil? ... It’s not like Kansas State isn’t trying; the team just isn’t all that good. The run defense hasn’t been around for weeks, the line is getting ripped apart, and Josh Freeman isn’t having any success moving the ball. Not having a running game isn’t helping. Nebraska did whatever it wanted to both in the air and on the ground, and now any hope of salvaging a lousy season with a bowl bid is gone. It’ll be interesting to see if the team comes out with any heart against Iowa State next week. With the Ron Prince era over and KSU on a five-game losing streak, it’s all about pride at this point.

Nov. 8
Missouri 41 … Kansas State 24
On Missouri’s Senior Day. Chase Daniel threw touchdown passes from 42 and 16 yards out to Jeremy Maclin in the second quarter, and Maclin ran for a 56-yard touchdown early in the fourth to put the game well out of reach. Kansas State got down 24-0 before Brooks Rossman hit a 43-yard field goal, but was down 41-10 before scoring twice in the final 1:11 on a 93-yard Brandon Banks run and a four-yard Banks catch. Sean Weatherspoon made 13 tackles for the Tigers.
Player of the game: Missouri WR Jeremy Maclin caught eight passes for 118 yards and two touchdowns, and ran four times for 84 yards and a score.
Stat Leaders: Kansas State - Passing: Josh Freeman, 18-36, 121 yds
Rushing: Brandon Banks, 2-95, 1 TD. Receiving: Brandon Banks, 9-34, 1 TD
Missouri - Passing: Chase Daniel, 24-36, 271 yds, 2 TD, 2 INT
Rushing: Jeremy Maclin, 4-84, 1 TD. Receiving: Jeremy Maclin, 8-118, 2 TD
Whoopty doo. What does it all mean, Basil? ... Kansas State played like it normally does in the loss to Missouri, and that’s part of the reason why it’ll be looking for a new head coach. 10 penalties, little offensive balance, and no consistency on either side of the ball were all problems. To be fair, this was a jacked up Tiger team playing its final home game of the year, but the KSU offense wasn’t even close to being able to keep up the pace with Josh Freeman failing to get the passing game going while the ground game did nothing outside of the final few minutes. Even with all of the problems, the Wildcats can still go bowling by beating Nebraska and Iowa State in the final two games.

Nov. 1
Kansas 52 … Kansas State 21
Jake Sharp ran for three first quarter touchdowns from four, 20 and 47 yards out, and added a two-yarder in the third on the way to a 45-7 KU lead. The Jayhawk defense got into the act by pressuring KSU QB Josh Freeman all game long and forcing five turnovers. All three Wildcat touchdown came on Lamark Brown runs in the second half, but it was far too late. KU also got a three-yard Dezmon Briscoe touchdown run and a seven-yard dash from Angus Quigley.
Player of the game: Kansas RB Jake Sharp ran 21 times for 181 yards and four touchdowns, and led the team with five catches for 76 yards
Stat Leaders: Kansas State - Passing: Josh Freeman, 22-37, 207 yds, 3 INT
Rushing: Lamark Brown, 21-68, 3 TD. Receiving: Brandon Banks, 9-70
Kansas - Passing: Todd Reesing, 14-23, 162 yds, 1 TD, 1 INT
Rushing: Jake Sharp, 21-181, 4 TD. Receiving: Jake Sharp, 5-76
Whoopty doo. What does it all mean, Basil? ... Josh Freeman wasn’t able to breathe against the Kansas defense, and no on else stepped up until the game got out of hand. Lamark Brown ran well in the second half and showed he needs to get more work, but If Freeman isn’t on, the Wildcats don’t have much of a shot against the better teams. The offensive line has to be more consistent, while the tremendously underwhelming defensive line has to start playing better to close out the year. Missouri should go ballistic unless KSU comes up with a new defensive wrinkle or two in the next few days.

Oct. 25
Oklahoma 58 …Kansas State 35
In a game of wacky, wild swings and 1,078 yards of total offense, Oklahoma got up 28-7 on four short touchdown runs, with two from DeMarco Murray, and appeared to be cruising, and then Josh Freeman got hot connecting with Brandon Banks for a 77-yard touchdown, Jeron Mastrud for a 29-yard score, and Deon Murphy for a nine yard touchdown on a 21-point run to tie it up midway through the second quarter. Oklahoma answered with 27 straight points with two more Murray touchdown, a 29-yard Jermaine Gresham catch, and a 68-yard punt return for a score from Ryan Broyles. Kansas State turned it over five times. Travis Lewis made 15 tackles with two interceptions for the Sooners.
Player of the game: Oklahoma RB DeMarco Murray ran 17 times for 104 yards and two touchdowns, and led the team with four catches for 63 yards and two scores.
Stat Leaders: Kansas State - Passing: Josh Freeman, 29-51, 478 yds, 3 TD, 3 INT
Rushing: Logan Dold, 13-46, 1 TD. Receiving: Ernie Pierce, 11-176
Ohio State - Passing: Sam Bradford, 13-32, 255 yds, 3 TD
Rushing: Chris Brown, 20-142, 1 TD. Receiving: DeMarco Murray, 4-63, 2 TD
Whoopty doo. What does it all mean, Basil? ... Kansas State bombed away with Oklahoma, but it couldn’t come up with a big stop once the momentum swung the other way. Once again, the pass rush was non-existent and the running game all but went bye-bye after the game started to turn into a shootout. With road trips to Kansas and Missouri up next, the offense has to be ready to keep gunning; the defense isn’t playing well enough to hold any good offense down.

Oct. 18
Colorado 14 … Kansas State 13
Colorado combined the running of freshman quarterback Tyler Hansen with the passing of Cody Hawkins in a rotation to lead the way to the win, While Hansen is supposed to be the runner, he threw a 21-yard touchdown pass to Scotty McKnight to go along with a four-yard Rodney Stewart touchdown run in the second quarter for all the points the Buffs would need. Kansas State tried to come back with a 17-yard Josh Freeman touchdown run in the third, but the final drive stalled on a desperation heave. Kansas State converted just 3-of-15 third down chances.
Player of the game: Colorado RB Rodney Stewart ran 29 times for 141 yards and a touchdown
Stat Leaders: Kansas State - Passing: Josh Freeman, 20-41, 237 yds
Rushing: Logan Dold, 13-47. Receiving: Brandon Banks, 5-95
Colorado - Passing: Tyler Hansen, 7-14, 71 yds, 1 TD
Rushing: Rodney Stewart, 29-141, 1 TD. Receiving: Riar Geer, 4-12
Whoopty doo. What does it all mean, Basil? ... Kansas State needs to be able to win the close games, but it couldn’t get the offense working against Colorado. Josh Freeman wasn’t able to find a groove, even though he was able to make plays on the move, while Logan Dold didn’t provide enough help for the running game. The Wildcat defense got run over, around and through, but it shut out the Buffs in the second half. Oklahoma’s offense won’t be as easy to slow down next week.

Oct. 11
Kansas State 44 … Texas A&M 30
Kansas State dominated early on with Josh Freeman running for two of his four scores and Courtney Herndon raking a blocked punt 10 yards for a touchdown on the way to a 27-3 lead. And then it was the Jerrod Johnson show as the Texas A&M quarterback started bombing away. He finished with 419 yards with a 55-yard touchdown pass to Ryan Tannehill in the final minute to add some cosmetic yards and points, and he also ran for a five-yard score. Freeman key the game out of reach with two short second half scoring runs. A&M outgained Kansas State 544 yards to 449.
Player of the game: Kansas State QB Josh Freeman completed 21-of 26 passes for 234 yards and ran 18 times for 95 yards and four touchdowns
Stat Leaders: Kansas State - Passing: Josh Freeman, 21-26, 234 yds
Rushing: Logan Dold, 21-115, 1 TD. Receiving: Jeron Mastrud, 5-43
Texas A&M - Passing: Jerrod Johnson, 29-41, 419 yds, 2 TD
Rushing: Jerrod Johnson, 17-68, 1 TD. Receiving: Ryan Tannehill, 12-210, 1 TD
Whoopty doo. What does it all mean, Basil? ... Kansas State had been slumping, and it did what it had to do to bust out of the doldrums by coming out roaring against Texas A&M. Josh Freeman was razor sharp throwing the ball, and he was unstoppable around the goal line. The defense was hardly anything special, and the secondary couldn’t put the clamps down on Jerrod Johnson and the A&M comeback attempt, but it was still a key road win for a team that needed something positive.

Oct. 4
Texas Tech 58 … Kansas State 28
Graham Harrell threw six touchdown passes and ran for a one-yard score in a blowout win. It took a quarter for things to get ugly.  Kansas State tied it at 14 early on in the second quarter with a one-yard Josh Freeman run before Texas Tech broke it open with a 24-point run. Lyle Leong caught three touchdown passes and Michael Crabtree grabbed a 29-yard strike. Ernie Pierce scored for KSU on a 33-yard catch in the first quarter and on a return of a blocked punt in the final minutes. Texas Tech gained 626 yards to Kansas State’s 296.
Player of the game: Texas Tech QB Graham Harrell completed 38-of-51 passes for 454 yards and six touchdowns, and he ran for a score.
Stat Leaders: Texas Tech - Passing: Graham Harrell, 38-51, 454 yds, 6 TD
Rushing:
Shannon Woods, 18-70. Receiving: Michael Crabtree, 9-107, 2 TD
Kansas State
- Passing: Josh Freeman, 13-28, 170 yds, 1 TD
Rushing:
Lamark Brown, 25-64. Receiving: Deon Murphy, 4-42

Whoopty doo. What does it all mean, Basil? ... Kansas State is supposed to be able to keep up the pace in a shootout with a team like Texas Tech. It wasn’t even close. The team has yet to prove it can beat anyone with a pulse, and now comes the tough stretch of four road games in five dates. The one home game? Oklahoma … uh oh. Josh Freeman has to be better than 13-of-28 passes, and there has to be more of a running threat. 113 yards and a 3.1 yard team average aren’t going to cut it.

Sept. 27
Kansas State 45 … UL Lafayette 27
Kansas State got out to a 28-3 lead on two Josh Freeman touchdown runs and two scoring passes to Deon Murphy, but UL Lafayette made it a game. Tyrell Fenroy was unstoppable with touchdown runs from 15, 69 and one yard out, and Michael Desormeaux added a one-yard touchdown run on the way to pulling within seven late in the fourth. But Kansas State managed to get by helped by a truck play on fourth down and a few key conversions to lead the way to a 26-yard field goal with 1:37 to play. ULL finished with 335 rushing yards and 509 total yards, while Kansas State’s Josh Freeman became the school’s all-time leader in total yardage.
Player of the game: Kansas State QB Josh Freeman went 21-of-28 for 272 yards and three touchdowns, adding 37 yards and two scores on nine carries.
Stat Leaders: UL-Lafayette
- Passing: Michael Desormeaux, 14-27, 136 yds
Rushing: Tyrell Fenroy, 20-183, 3 TDs. Receiving: Jason Chery, 7-80, 1 TD
Kansas State
- Passing: Josh Freeman, 21-28, 272 yds, 3 TDs
Rushing: Lamark Brown, 29-137, 1 TD. Receiving: Brandon Banks, 6-127, 1 TD
Whoopty doo. What does it all mean, Basil? ...
Kansas State might have beaten UL Lafayette, but the run defense has become a major problem. After getting ripped up by Louisville, the Wildcats couldn’t deal with Tyrell Fenroy, who tore off 183 yards, and struggled to come up with a big play on third downs. The KSU attack was balanced and Josh Freeman was solid, but it the defense isn’t far better, the Big 12 season will get ugly early. There’s no worry about the run defense next week against Texas Tech, but Texas A&M and Colorado could go nuts.

Sept. 17
Louisville 38 ... Kansas State 29
In a game of big plays, Louisville RB Victor Anderson grabbed hold of the game with touchdown runs of 29, 56 and 27 yards out to give the Cardinals a 35-14 lead early in the forth quarter. Kansas State had tried to keep up with Brandon Banks touchdown catches from 45 yards to start the game, and 59 yards to end the scoring, and Jerod Mastrud took a pass 52 yards to pull within 14 in the fourth. Deon Murphy added an 86 yard punt return for the Wildcats, but two Hunter Cantwell touchdown passes kept the Cardinals ahead. Louisville ran for 303 yards and outgained KSU 577 yards to 343, and never trailed.
Player of the game:
 Louisville RB Victor Anderson ran 18 times for 176 yards and three touchdowns, and caught two passes for six yards
Stat Leaders: Kansas State - Passing: Josh Freeman, 22-42, 313 yds, 3 TD, 2 INT
Rushing: Josh Freeman, 3-18  Receiving: Brandon Banks, 7-153, 2 TD
Louisville - Passing: Hunter Cantwell, 22-33, 274 yds, 2 TD
Rushing: Victor Anderson, 18-176, 3 TD. Receiving: Doug Beaumont, 9-119
Whoopty doo. What does it all mean, Basil? ... It's back to the drawing board. Kansas State's run defense was non-existent against Victor Anderson and Louisville, while its own rushing attack only gained 30 yards. The offense relied too much on the home run, and while Josh Freeman had a nice day, he threw two picks and didn't get the offense moving early on. Defensively, where's Ian Campbell? He was invisible once again.

Sept. 6
Kansas State 69 … Montana State 10
Josh Freeman gave Kansas State the early lead on a one-yard touchdown run, but Montana State answered on the following drive with a two-yard Brandon Bostic scoring catch. And then the Wildcats blew up. With a 62-point run led by two Freeman scoring passes and another touchdown run, the offense had few problems. The defense and special teams got into the act with Ernie Pierce falling on a blocked punt for a score, Chris Carney returning a blocked punt for a score, and Courtney Herndon taking a fumble 43 yards for a touchdown. KSU outgained MSU 481 yards to 191.
Player of the game:
 Kansas State QB Josh Freeman completed 16-of-21 passes for 288 yards and two touchdowns and ran five times for 35 yards and two touchdowns.
Stat Leaders: Montana State - Passing: Mark Iddins, 8-14, 63 yds
Rushing: Demetrius Crawford, 17-90 Receiving: Brandon Bostick, 4-25, 1 TD
Kansas State - Passing: Josh Freeman, 16-21, 288 yds, 2 TD
Rushing: Justin Woods, 15-57, 1 TD. Receiving: Brandon Banks, 6-95, 1 TD
Whoopty doo. What does it all mean, Basil? ... Josh Freeman is getting more and more comfortable. He was dominant against Montana State as he ran well and spread the ball around even better. While a win over a FCS team is hardly anything to chirp about, it was important for the team’s attitude on defense and special teams with two blocked punts for a score and a fumble return for a touchdown. Scoring like that, even in a game like this, sets a tone.

Aug. 30
Kansas State 45 ... North Texas 6
It was a stroll in the park for Kansas State as the defense held the high-powered North Texas offense to 205 yards of total offense while the offense got three touchdown passes and two scoring runs from Josh Freeman. Keithen Valentine started off the scoring with a four yard run on the first play following a big punt return by Deon Murphy, and then it was all Freeman with touchdown throws from 30 and 43 yards out to Brandon Banks, and a six-yard strike to Lamark Brown on the way to a 42-0 lead before UNT got on the board late in the third quarter on a nine-yard Alex Loss scoring grab.
Player of the game: Kansas State QB Josh Freeman completed 18 of 24 passes for 232 yards and three touchdowns and ran five times for 23 yards and two scores.
Stat Leaders: North Texas - Passing: Giovanni Vizza, 16-29, 100 yds, 1 TD
Rushing: Cam Montgomery, 8-62. Receiving: Casey Fitzgerald. 6-31
Kansas State - Passing: Josh Freeman, 18-24, 232 yds, 3 TD
Rushing:
Keithen Valentine, 13-65, 1 TD. Receiving: Aubrey Quarles, 6-57
Whoopty doo. What does it all mean, Basil? ... The North Texas win was exactly what the team needed after the disastrous end to last season, and most importantly, it was a clean, efficient performance considering all the new faces in place. Josh Freeman took a major step up in his play from last year, spreading the ball around well and appearing to be in total command of the offense. The defense didn't let UNT breathe, and while Ian Campbell didn't have a huge day, it should be noted that he had a sack now that he's back to his normal position on the end.

2008 Recruiting Class

Star of the Class

Grant Valentine  LB  6-3  240 Burbank, Calif. (Glendale CC)
Had 14 sacks and 70 tackles as a freshman in 2006. Also named 1st Team All-Western State Conference
. Tallied 93 tackles and 9.5 sacks during sophomore campaign... Earned WSC Pacific Division and CCCFCA Region III Defensive Player of the Year honors... Named a JC Grid-Wire All-American... Earned first team all-conference honors as a freshman.

Potential Instant Impact Players


Attrail Snipes
WR 6-1  180 Rainer Beach, Wash. (Bakersfield College)
Had 21 catches for 399 yards and five touchdowns in 2006. In 2007 on the track, he clocked 10.6 seconds in the 100 meter dash, a 21.7 in the 200-m and a 48.2 in the 400-m. His vertical leap is 40.5 inches. In summer of 2006, the last time he ran a timed 40, he ran a 4.36.

Wade Weibert OL 6-5 300 Hillsboro, Kan. (Butler County CC)
Athletic player who qualified out of high school. Could play guard or tackle.

Rest of the Class

Brandon Banks WR 5-8 170 Garner, N.C. (Bakersfield College)
Dustin Bell DB 6-0 180 Dallas, Texas (Bakersfield College)
Josh Berard LB 6-2 220 Redondo Beach, Calif. (El Camino CC)
Javonta Boyd DL 6-3 290 St. Petersburg, Fla. (Northeast)
Kwamaine Brown RB 5-8 185 Seminole, Fla. (Osceola)
Daniel Calvin DL 6-4 310 Bakersfield, Calif. (Bakersfield College)
Jarell Childs RB 6-3 216 Kansas City, Mo. (Oak Park)
William Cooper OL 6-5 260 Hayti, Mo. (Hayti)
Logan Dold RB 6-1 200 Garden Plain, Kan. (Garden Plain)
Ethan Douglas OL 6-6 285 Basehor, Kan. (Basehor Linwood)
Antonio Felder LB 6-3 245 Warner Robbins, Ga. (Butler County CC)
John Finau DL 6-1 295 Los Angeles, Calif. (El Camino CC)
Tony Gillespie DL 6-1 298 Jenks, Okla. (Jenks)
Brandon Harold DE 6-5 260 East St. Louis, Ill. (East St. Louis)
Jack Hayes DL 6-4 270 Columbia, Miss. (Gulf Coast CC)
Adrian Hilburn WR 6-2 190 New Braunfels, Texas (San Francisco CC)
Blair Irvin DB 5-11 185 Patterson, La. (Coffeyville CC)
Joseph Kassanavoid QB 6-6 215 Lawson, Mo. (Lawson)
Collin Klein QB 6-4 202 Loveland, Colo. (Loveland)
Billy McClellan DB 5-9 180 Torrance, Calif. (Harbor CC)
George Pierson P 6-0 180 Arlington, Va. (Tyler JC)
Ulla Pomele LB 6-1 235 Santa Rosa, Calif. (Santa Rosa JC)
Edward Prince OL 6-5 280 Starkville, Miss. (Copiah-Lincoln CC)
Aubrey Quarles WR 6-0 190 Aurora, Colo. (Santa Rosa JC)
Hansen Sekona LB 6-0 230 San Mateo, Calif. (College of San Mateo)
Kenny Session RB 5-8 190 Tulsa, Okla. (East Central)
Blake Slaughter LB 6-0 219 Missouri City, Texas (Elkins)
Daniel Thomas RB 6-2 227 Hilliard, Fla. (NW Mississippi CC)
Braden Wilson ATH 6-4 220 Smith Center, Kan. (Smith Center)

2007 Recap

Recap:
While it sort of got overshadowed by Nebraska’s meltdown, Kansas State was a major Big 12 disappointment in 2007.  Coming off a momentum-building bowl season, and littered with young talent, the Wildcats failed to reach bowl eligibility four weeks in-a-row, losing to Iowa State, Nebraska, Missouri, and Fresno State.  What’s worse, head coach Ron Prince appeared to lose his kids down the stretch, meaning the honeymoon is officially over for the second-year coach.

Offensive Player of the Year:
WR Jordy Nelson

Defensive Player of the Year: DE Ian Campbell

Biggest Surprise: For the second time in under a year, Kansas State sucker punched Texas, 41-21, on Sept. 29.  Last November, the ‘Horns played in Manhattan and without QB Colt McCoy for most of the game.  This season, however, the game was in Austin, and McCoy was healthy, but the ‘Cats were just better, picking off four passes and scoring two special teams touchdowns.    

Biggest Disappointment: Kansas State’s inability to finish meant there were plenty of disappointments in 2007, but none bigger than a 30-24 loss to rival Kansas.  Considered an upset at the time, the Wildcats relinquished a fourth quarter lead, losing at home to the Jayhawks for the first time since 1989.   

Looking Ahead: All of the goodwill amassed by Prince in 2006 has been replaced by a growing feeling of concern and discontent around Manhattan.  With Mizzou and Kansas on an uptick, Kansas State needs to patch up the defense, and regroup quickly around franchise QB Josh Freeman.

 



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