Make fun of the bowl games all you want, but this game was a big victory for K-State football. It gives them some momentum heading into the offseason and they showed signs of looking like a Big 12 powerhouse in the near future.
If this is the Kansas State offense that is capable of showing up week in and week out, 2017 is going to be fun.
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Jesse Ertz looked like a whole different quarterback with his ability to throw down the field and make big plays. He’s always going to be a threat to run the football and he just looked much more confident in this game.
The running backs all had nice games this season, but that run game is going to be even scarier next season. They looked unstoppable at times during 2016 even with other teams game planning against them.
As for the wide receivers, hopefully Ertz can play like he did in this bowl game for next season and get those guys more involved. That touchdown pass to Pringle was a gem and I knew as soon as Pringle caught that ball that he was taking it to the house.
The defense did a nice job at slowing down the Aggies run game, but the secondary looked like manure. They couldn’t stop Knight from throwing down the field and they couldn’t stop Reynolds or the other Aggie receivers.
K-State football finished their 2016 campaign off with a 9-4 record and that means Bill Snyder has won at least nine games with the Wildcats in 14 seasons. Jeez. He’s pretty good at coaching.
Now, we move onto basketball season where the Wildcats are 11-1 heading into Big 12 play.