Kansas State Wildcats News
9-22-14: The Wildcats were oh so close to pulling off the upset of Auburn this past Thursday. The Tigers squeezed out a 20-14 victory over Bill Snyder’s team. QB Jake Waters threw for 245 yards, but he also tossed two picks, with one in the Auburn end zone. The Wildcats also fumbled the ball away, and Jack Cantele missed three crucial field goals. What could have been if they didn’t make those mistakes. Kansas State will host UTEP this week.
9-15-14: The Kansas State Wildcats were idle this past week, but have a huge challenge this week as they take on No. 5 Auburn this Thursday. According to the Kansas City Star, Auburn will be the highest-ranked nonconference opponent visiting Manhattan since No. 2 Penn State in 1969. Last week, K-State was mistake-prone against Iowa State. They committed 10 penalties for 77 yards and surrendering 28 straight points in the first half. The Wildcats rallied to win 32-28, but need to focus and be more discipline this week.
9-9-14: Kansas State won its Big 12 opener 33-28 over Iowa State in dramatic fashion, scoring the game's final 19 points. The Wildcats led 13-0 before allowing ISU to take control of the game. The Cyclones went from down 13 to up 15 in less than a quarter of play. K-State would recover as QB Jake Waters recorded a game-winning rushing TD on an eight-yard run with 1:30 remaining in the game. Waters finished with 377 yards of total offense, including 138 on the ground on 20 carries. The Wildcats have a bye next week.
9-4-14: The Wildcats had no trouble beating FCS opponent Stephen F. Austin 55-16 a year after opening the season with a home loss to North Dakota State. Despite only one reception from star receiver Tyler Lockett, the Kansas State offense gained 478 yards. Quarterback Jake Waters had 278 yards total (223 passing, 55 rushing) and recording four overall touchdowns. Running back Charles Jones added a pair of TD’s on the ground, and the K-State defense held Stephen F. Austin to just 294 yards. Up next, K-State travels to Ames, IA to take on the Iowa State Cyclones.