Postgame: CU 44, K-State 36


1. Carson Coffman was limited to about 32 minutes of action, but you’d never know it looking at the final stats. The senior quarterback came on in relief of Collin Klein and absolutely torched Colorado’s defense by completing 16 of 23 passes for 270 yards and two touchdowns. He also scampered in to the end zone from six yards away for a score.

Throughout the second half, he made beautiful passes and continually found Aubrey Quarles and Chris Harper in tight situations near the sidelines. He was on the money all afternoon, and the one time he made a pass and threw into coverage Quarles fought for him and caught a tipped pass. It was the best K-State’s passing game has looked all season.

2. David Garrett continues to standout on a weak defense. On an otherwise awful day, the junior cornerback was everywhere for K-State. He made a whopping 16 tackles (14 solo and two for loss) and broke up a pass.
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Looking ahead to Gameday: at Colorado

Editor’s note: In preparation of the upcoming football season, K-Stated will look ahead to all 12 games on the Wildcats’ 2010 schedule. Next up, at Missouri.

Two main story lines revolve around Colorado heading into the 2010 football season.

1. With the Buffaloes set to leave the Big 12 for the Pac-10, how will they be treated by opposing fans across the conference they have called home for so many years? My Magic 8 Ball says poorly.

Animosity is rarely directed at Colorado. How will they handle the extra boos? Colorado has lost 12 straight regular-season road games as it is. The Buffs could easily keep that streak going by losing all five of their road games (at California, at Missouri, at Oklahoma, at Kansas and at Nebraska) this year.

2. After being brought back despite a 16-33 record for being a nice guy, can Dan Hawkins save his job? At Big 12 media days, Hawkins said he had not been told by CU administrators how many wins he needed in order to continue coaching in 2011. Nor was he worried about that.

Here’s guessing a winning season and a trip to a mid-tier bowl are his requirements. Can it be done? Most experts say no.

The Kansas State Wildcats will catch Colorado late in the season, and by then the answer to the above two questions will likely have been answered. Odds are the game will mean more to the Wildcats.
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Now at the podium: Colorado

Few teams have been willing to openly speak their mind on Colorado and Nebraska leaving the Big 12 Conference this week.

But the Buffaloes at least were willing to say they will miss the Big 12 on Wednesday.

Colorado coach Dan Hawkins and his players all agreed they will sincerely miss the Buffs’ rivalry game with Nebraska. And offensive lineman Nate Solder said it will be hard for him to say goodbye to the Big 12 North.

“There is always so much to play for in those games,” Solder said.
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Live Blog: K-State 20, Colorado 6

They ran off the field to applause but were greeted in the locker room by an angry coach.

Despite his team improving to 3-1 in Big 12 play and defeating Colorado 20-6 on Saturday at Snyder Family Stadium, coach Bill Snyder was very disappointed in the way his team played.

He said the offense played miserably, and if not for a great defensive effort the Wildcats likely would have lost. But K-State came up with a great defensive effort. Aside from Colorado’s opening and ending drives, the Buffaloes were unable to move the ball.

Next up is a trip to Oklahoma. Check back later for a full postgame report.
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