K-State football opened their season with a 26-13 loss against the Stanford Cardinal. It was a frustrating game for the Wildcats, but there’s certainly a lot to take out of this game.
Some games just aren’t meant to be. This was one of those for K-State football, as the team had very little go their way in the first game of the season.
For instance, K-State should have had a touchdown in the second quarter, but the referees failed to call an obvious penalty on a Stanford defender in the end zone. Alijah Holder literally tackled Byron Pringle in the end zone and no flag was thrown. Pathetic.
The Wildcats had to settle for a field goal instead, and eventually that comes back to bite you in a semi-close game.
Shortly after, Jesse Ertz was injured, so backup quarterback Joe Hubener came in and threw an interception on his first pass attempt. Hubener was later able to lead the team on a long drive in the third quarter, and after 15 plays, the team tried for a field goal and missed.
This just wasn’t a game that the Kansas State Wildcats were meant to be victorious in, and that sucks. They played tough against the eighth-ranked Stanford Cardinal, but Stanford was the better team on Friday night.
Let’s take a look at the first K-State football report card of the season.
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