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Former Wildcat Brandon Banks scores a 126-yard touchdown

It’s another quiet Monday, which means an early Slate.

If you weren’t aware, Banks is a two-time CFL All-Star.
If you weren’t aware, Banks is a two-time CFL All-Star.
Photo by Jeff Vinnick/Getty Images

Folks, it is another dreadfully slow Monday morning here at the Slate. We keep waiting for the news machine to start ramping up, and it’s just.



However, we’ve got a doozy for you here in a paragraph or two. Before we get to that, BracketCat struck twice yesterday. The day’s regular countdown entry was #19, DB-turned-wide receiver Colby Moore; our intrepid cataloguist also played catch-up, introducing you to freshman walk-on offensive lineman Tom Killilea.

Later today, be on the lookout for the first of our pre-season positional reviews as wildcat00 breaks down K-State’s special teams.

So, you’ve seen the headline, and you’re like “Wut?” Yes, Brandon Banks scored a 126-yard touchdown on Saturday, and although his TiCats lost the score was critically important as the game recap from the Vancouver Sun’s Mike Beamish makes clear. Leading 38-30 with just over three minutes to go, the B.C. Lions tried a field goal to ice the game. Richie Leone missed the uprights, and Banks fielded the kick 16 yards deep in the end zone and ran it all the way back. Don’t let any Alabama fans see the video, provided by FOX’s Nick Schwartz. Hamilton added a two-point conversion to tie the game at 38, but with only 83 seconds left the Lions came right back and scored the winning touchdown.

JT and Crispy will like today’s other item, a profile by Todd Pittenger at of Haley Rapp, a Sacred Heart grad who’s a featured baton twirler.

That’s it for today. Your question for this Monday: excluding the 1998 Big 12 Championship Game and That Night at Baylor, what’s the most disappointing K-State game you’ve ever suffered through?