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QUICK HITS: Kansas State 17 Texas 13

Posted on: November 19, 2011 11:41 pm
Edited on: November 19, 2011 11:42 pm
 
Posted by Tom Fornelli

KANSAS STATE WON. For the fourth straight meeting between these two schools, Kansas State emerged victorious. On Saturday night it was not exactly a game in which coaches around the country will show their teams how an offense should be run, but I don't think Bill Snyder and his Wildcats will mind all that much. Collin Klein had what was easily his worst game of the season, throwing for only 83 yards and a touchdown while completing 9 of 17 passes. But so what, it's his legs that matter, right?

Yeah, well Klein rushed for 4 yards on the night. On 26 carries. Still, he also rushed for a touchdown that proved to be the game-winner. What was really amazing in this contest is that Kansas State only had 121 yards of total offense on the night! Compare that to Texas which had 310.

WHY KANSAS STATE WON. Simple, it took advantage of two turnovers that left the Wildcats with a short field. Kansas State's two scoring drives totaled 91 yards, or 75% of the output the offense had on the night. Other than that, Texas defense smothered the Wildcats offense all night, but unfortunately for the Longhorns, they could never get anything going when they had the ball.

WHEN KANSAS STATE WON. It wasn't until Case McCoy was sacked in the final minute on a 4th and 10 that we knew this one was over.

WHAT KANSAS STATE WON. Kansas State won this game, but it may have actually lost something in the long run. With both Oklahoma State losing this weekend and Oklahoma currently losing -- as of the time this was written -- to Baylor, it's possible that the Cotton Bowl will no longer be in play for the Wildcats. That being said, it's hard for Kansas State to be sad when it could finish the regular season with 10 wins.

WHAT TEXAS LOST. Texas is definitely out of the Cotton Bowl as the bowl president said earlier this week that if Texas lost to Kansas State, they'd be out of consideration. Still, that's not the only problem the Longhorns have right now, as they'll be playing Texas A&M on Thanksgiving for the final time as Big 12 partners, and if the Longhorns offense continues the sad display of the last two weeks, it won't be a pleasant goodbye.
Comments

Since: Aug 27, 2006
Posted on: November 20, 2011 2:39 am
 

QUICK HITS: Kansas State 17 Texas 13

Agreed. Texas won this game. The officials gave it to KSU. Embarassing for a BCS conference -  bad for high school IMO.



Since: Aug 20, 2006
Posted on: November 20, 2011 1:15 am
 

QUICK HITS: Kansas State 17 Texas 13

The refs really screwed Texas over near the end of the 1st half, with 3 bad calls in the last 2 minutes.  Maybe they would have lost anyway, but an interesting game between two good teams on senior night for one of them deserves better than this.


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