Daily Archives: Sept. 24, 2011

Live Blog: K-State 28, Miami 24

FINAL

The Kansas State football scored a marquee victory over Miami at Sun Life Stadium on Saturday, defeating the Hurricans 28-24.

The game came down to a fourth-and-goal play with less than a minute remaining in the fourth quarter. Miami quarterback Jacory Harris, from two yards away, ran left and dove toward the end zone. The officials ruled he scored a touchdown. But after a review, the go-ahead touchdown was overturned. Tre Walker tackled him just short of the goal line, and K-State was able to run out the clock.

With the win, the Wildcats improved to 3-0 and picked up some respect around the country. After two so-so wins against below-average competition, they now have a big-time road win on their resume.
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Gameday Preview: K-State at Miami

Here are five things to watch during today’s 2:30 p.m. game between Kansas State and Miami:

1. How will the Wildcats handle a new environment? In their first two games, they played at home in front of sellout crowds. They also played against Eastern Kentucky and Kent State. Today will be a big step up in both environment and competition. The Miami Dolphins, Florida Marlins and Hurricanes all share Sun Life Stadium. It is a huge, first-class venue. The Hurricanes just beat Ohio State easily. Blocking those differences out, and focusing on the game itself will be key.

2. Bryce Brown. People have been wondering who will play most at running back all season, and that is once again the case today. Brown, K-State’s most hyped and talented runner, barely played in the opener and didn’t see the field last week with a minor injury. Bill Snyder says he will be back in the mix today? Has the coach just been holding him back to use as a surprise against Miami? We will find out in a few hours.

3. Can K-State’s secondary keep up with Miami’s receivers? So far, the Wildcats’ cornerbacks and safeties have looked awesome. Nigel Malone, David Garrett and Tysyn Hartman all have made interceptions, and opponents have yet to throw for a touchdown against the Wildcats. But that was against two poor passing attacks. Miami is a different animal. If they can frustrate their speedy wide-outs, they are for real.
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