This was a tough game. The Wildcats had to travel in their first game of the season to the eighth ranked team in the country and hope to come out victorious.
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It didn’t go K-State’s way, but I can’t say it wasn’t for a lack of effort. The team looked lost early on, but really came together in the second half. The defense was magnificent in the second half (minus that late McCaffrey run) and Jesse Ertz was able to show some skills late in the game (once it was put out of reach).
There were some questionable decisions made in this game, which only added insult to injury. The Cats went for it on fourth down on their first trip into the red zone and turned the ball over on downs. That could have been three points and made this a whole different ball game.
The no-call in the end zone really sucked, but that’s just how it goes sometimes unfortunately. That should have been seven points. Say the team kicked the field goal earlier and then got the touchdown on this drive… That’d have been 17-10 with Stanford leading at the half. Whole different game.
Missing that field goal after that long drive in the third quarter might have hurt the most though. Joe Hubener came in and led the offense down the field after the unit had struggled all evening, and then came away with no points at all. Brutal, man.
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