Postgame: K-State 17, Central Florida 13


The Kansas State Wildcats struggled throughout most of the game, but when it mattered most they came up with big plays and defeated Central Florida 17-13.

Here’s a look back at everything that transpired Saturday at Snyder Family Stadium — good, bad and interesting:

1. I don’t know if K-State has earned the nickname “Comeback Cats” yet, but it has trailed in the second half of three games this season and won all three.

Saturday’s fourth-quarter rally past Central Florida was easily the most dramatic. The Wildcats’ final drive erased an entire afternoon of struggles, kept their perfect record intact and proved there is no quit on the K-State sideline.
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Gameday Preview: Central Florida at K-State


All that stands between Kansas State and a perfect 4-0 record heading into its bye week is a little-publicized game with Central Florida.

That might not seem like much of a challenge given the Golden Knights’ humorous mascot and the Wildcats’ status as seven-point favorites. If the Wildcats play smart, disciplined football, they should win.

But there’s a reason Bill Snyder told his players this week that they are about to face the best team they have played all season: Central Florida is capable of challenging K-State.
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This week’s player to watch: Jeff Godfrey

JeffGodfrey Jeff Godfrey is one of the top recruits George O’Leary has ever landed at Central Florida.

In high school, his 7,251 passing yards made him the career passing leader in Miami-Dade county history, and his quick feet made him the No. 8 dual-threat quarterback in the nation according to O’Leary had to beat out Miami, Tennessee and Florida State to get him.

It was not an easy process.

“Everybody was after him,” O’Leary said. “He was the 6A Player of the Year in Florida. That’s pretty good. He came up to visit and the coaches did a great job recruiting him. He liked what he saw here. He liked the situation. He liked the school.

“He’s about the team and that’s what has really impressed me about him. He’s very team-oriented. He has some great awards in his young career, but I think he plays very level headed. I’m very happy he’s in the program.”

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