Sunday Rewind: K-State 51, Missouri State 9


Kansas State’s 51-9 victory over Missouri State on Saturday at Snyder Family Stadium was the closest 42-point victory you will ever see.

At halftime, the Wildcats led 9-6 and everyone feared this could be Eastern Kentucky all over again.

Early in the third quarter, the Bears tied things up at 9-9.

As the clock ran out, it was a blowout.

So how did K-State turn a game that was tied in the second half into the lopsided victory all BCS conference teams hope for on opening night?

Here’s a look at all that and more in this week’s Sunday Rewind:
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Kansas State football prepared for 3 or 4 nonconference games in 2012

The Kansas State football team is tentatively set to play North Texas, Missouri State and Miami at Snyder Family Stadium during nonconference play next season.

But, depending on when West Virginia joins the Big 12 and if Missouri finalizes its expected move to the SEC in time to join that conference next season, the Wildcats may also play a road game against Central Florida.

K-State athletic director John Currie said he was unsure which scenario will play out. But he is happy with the Wildcats’ upcoming schedule either way.

“We have four nonconference games under contract, because we still have Central Florida under contract,” Currie said. “If we have a 10-team league with nine conference games, then we’ll be playing the three home games we have under contract. If we lose somebody, then we have Central Florida under contract and we’ll go on the road and play them.

“So I’m not really doing anything on scheduling for next year right now.”
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Postgame: K-State 48, Missouri State 24

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After preaching the importance of offensive balance all week, the Kansas State Wildcats proved they could do more than run the ball Saturday.

Carson Coffman passed for a career high 280 yards and three touchdowns. Brodrick Smith grabbed six catches for 99 yards and two touchdowns. Aubrey Quarles made seven catches for 82 yards and a touchdown.

Good numbers all around. Sure, they came against a suspect Missouri State defense, but they were nice to see all the same.

“I feel like I became more comfortable in the success I had out there,” Coffman said. “Just showing myself I could go out there and do it in a real game. I think that was huge for me.” Read More »

Live Blog: K-State 48, Missouri State 24

William Powell is going to end this game with another impressive stat line. K-State’s backup running back just ran in a 39-yard touchdown to put K-State ahead 48-24 with 2:35 remaining.

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Missouri State has pulled to within 41-24.

Only about three minutes remain in the fourth quarter, and K-State will simply try to run out the clock and move on to the Big 12 opener next week against Iowa State.

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The fourth quarter has been, for the most part, uneventful. But Missouri State has entered the red zone with fewer than four minutes remaining in the fourth quarter. Can the Wildcats hold?
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Gameday Preview: Missouri State at K-State

MissouriState Up this week for Kansas State is a game that just about everyone figures the Wildcats will win.

There are no point spreads when a team from the Football Championship Subdivision (aka Division I-AA) is involved, but here’s guessing the odds makers would make K-State a 30-point favorite if they could.

After out muscling UCLA last week for a hard-fought win, all Bill Snyder’s team truly has to do to beat Missouri State by a wide margin is play that way again.

Missouri State is not a bad FCS team. Some have given them an outside shot at making the playoffs. But as long as the Wildcats treat the Bears with respect, and do not overlook the guests they paid to visit Snyder Family Stadium, they will soon have their second victory.
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Looking ahead to Gameday: Missouri State

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, a full preview of UCLA.

The Missouri State football team got off to a strong start this season. Playing in a rare Friday afternoon game, the Bears trounced Eastern Kentucky 31-9.

Eastern Kentucky took a 3-0 lead into the second quarter, but Missouri State rolled from there. The two teams were supposed to play Thursday night, but lightning caused the game to be moved.

Next week, the Bears come to Snyder Family Stadium to take on Kansas State. Hopefully there are no such delays in Manhattan.

It should be the easiest game on the Wildcats’ schedule, but as far as Football Championship Subdivision teams go Missouri State ain’t bad. Think more Massachusetts than Tennessee Tech. Read More »

Thoughts on the finalized football schedule

Next year’s Kansas State football schedule looks different than any the Wildcats have had in a while under coach Bill Snyder.

What does that mean? Plenty.

Let’s start with what’s good about it. First off, K-State will have a bye week next season. The Wildcats went without a week off last year, and that was not to Snyder’s liking. This time it comes in Week 5, right before a nationally televised Thursday home game with Nebraska.
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