October 7, 1994 |
Kansas State, which never used to win anywhere, is good enough now to rip down goalposts on the road. Minutes after Chad May's 379 passing yards led No. 19 K-State past Kansas, 21-13, for the Wildcats' first victory in Lawrence in 25 years, K-Staters poured onto the field and dismantled the north goal post. The largely pro-Kansas crowd of more than 48,000 could only sit and watch. "I just think our fans were hyped," K-State running back J.J. Smith said. "Things are changing around.
January 23, 2013 |
TRAVIS RELEFORD scored 12 points and No. 3 Kansas held off No. 11 Kansas State down the stretch for a 59-55 victory Tuesday night that gave the visiting Jayhawks sole possession of first place in the Big 12. Ben McLemore and Jeff Withey added 11 points each for the Jayhawks (17-1, 5-0), who pushed their nation-leading winning streak to 16 games - matching the third-longest under coach Bill Self - and ended the Wildcats' 12-game home winning streak. Shane Southwell, who scored a career-high 19 points, got Kansas State (15-3, 4-1)
November 24, 1998 |
Bobby Knight was at his master psychologist best. With his Indiana Hoosiers down by 16 at the half to Kansas State in the opening round of the Maui Invitational in Lahaina, Hawaii, Knight didn't yell and scream at his players. "I told them we needed to do things a little better than we were doing or we were going to get run out of there," he said. The Hoosiers (4-0) tightened up on defense and slowly moved into contention. They burst ahead with 1:26 left on a three-pointer by Luke Recker, and won, 71-70.
September 28, 2000 |
The victories and the inflated statistics count, but pardon skeptics for wondering if Kansas State is as good as its absurd level of domination suggests. The fifth-ranked Wildcats (4-0) have proved little in routs of Iowa, Louisiana Tech, Ball State and North Texas other than, well, they are merciless when it comes to snatching candy from babies. Kansas State has outscored those teams, which are a combined 1-15, by a margin of 212-27. But the downy-soft schedule ends Saturday when K-State visits Colorado, which is much better than its 0-3 record.
August 29, 1996 |
One of Kansas State's rewards for going 10-2, winning the Holiday Bowl and leading the nation in total defense was to have powerhouse Florida swoop in and hire defensive coordinator Bob Stoops away from the nouveau riche Wildcats. Another nine-victory season - and K-State has put together three such years in a row - and plunderers from other big-time programs almost certainly will offer miracle-working head coach Bill Snyder his own ticket out of Manhattan, Kan. It long has been presumed that No. 21 Kansas State has been living on borrowed time, but reality could arrive as early as Saturday in the form of the visiting Texas Tech Red Raiders, who are coming off something of a dream season themselves after going 9-3 and winning the Copper Bowl.
November 16, 1998 |
It's getting closer at the top of the Associated Press Top 25 college football poll. Tennessee, with a last-minute, 28-24 win over Arkansas, was No. 1 for the second straight week, but Kansas State made up lots of ground with its 40-30 victory over Nebraska on Saturday. The Volunteers (9-0) received 37 first-place votes and 1,709 points, while the Wildcats (10-0) collected 29 first-place votes and 1,699 points from the 70 sports writers and broadcasters on the AP panel. Last week, when they became No. 1 for the first time in 42 years, the Vols had 46 first-place votes and 1,718 points.
November 17, 1998 |
Kansas State's 10-point win over Nebraska might have been the biggest in school history, but it wasn't enough to move the Wildcats into the top two spots in the Bowl Championship Series standings, which will determine who plays for the national title in the Jan. 4 Fiesta Bowl. For the second straight week, Tennessee was first, followed by UCLA. K-State is first in the USA Today/ESPN (coaches) poll and second in the Associated Press (media) vote. Those rankings account for a combined 25 percent of the BCS formula.
September 9, 1999 |
Alex, I'll take steamrollers for $300, please. The answer: Cincinnati, Akron, Northern Illinois, Indiana State, Cincinnati, Northern Illinois, Ohio, Bowling Green, Indiana State, Northern Illinois and Northeast Louisiana. The question: Who were Kansas State's non-conference opponents since it opened the 1995 season with a 34-7 win over Temple? All but three of those games, of course, were played in the other Manhattan. The Wildcats have not lost outside the Big 12 since Oct. 17, 1992, 28-16, at Utah State.
December 28, 1986 |
Kenny Smith scored 19 points, and Joe Wolf added 16 last night to power fourth-ranked North Carolina to an 81-62 victory over Kansas State in Kansas City, Mo. North Carolina (8-1) fashioned a 43-33 halftime lead and then put it away with a 24-8 run at the beginning of the second half for a 67-41 bulge. Kansas State (8-3) never got closer than 19 points in the second half. The partisan K-State crowd in Kemper Arena saw the underdog Wildcats trail early by 10 points and pull to within 29-27 with six minutes left in the first half.
September 11, 1999 |
Coming off a season-opening 6-0 loss to lightly regarded Maryland last week, Temple will play the first of the six '98 bowl teams on its schedule today, meeting Kansas State in Manhattan, Kan. For Temple, this may be as good a time as any to catch the Wildcats, who will be playing their first game of the season. The Wildcats, who were ranked No. 4 in the country before losing to Purdue, 37-34, in the Alamo Bowl last winter, are regrouping offensively after losing star quarterback Michael Bishop, as well as four starters on the line, the school's all-time leading rusher, and its all-time leading scorer.