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K-State Slate: 10.29.14-Freshman Leaders and Volleyball Awards.

Kansas State has a freshman leading the team in sacks, and two volleyball players win awards.

This is your leader in sacks.
This is your leader in sacks.
Scott Sewell-USA TODAY Sports

Bring on the Cats brought it yesterday, just like the Royals brought it to the Giants last night. It started with Curtis Kitchen leading off and reporting that Bill Snyder and John Currie had combined to donate $5,000.00 to open the dorms early so that students can be back prior to the Kansas game.

From there, Nugget1224 and John Morse combined for back to back hits with the Unboxing of the Polls, where-in we learned that Oklahoma State is "free fallin'" as they head into this weeks match-up with Kansas State.

Jon was right back up, this time teaming with Luke Thompson for some solid base-running in the FEPO: Part one. Although Luke barely managed to reach base, as he put together one of the worst puns I've seen in a long time. Really, Luke? "SEC me now"? I'm as disappointed with you as I was with the Cozy Inn burgers. Although in fairness to them I was in no position to judge food that night.

To close the day out, Bring on the Cats brought in myself and PurpleBrunette to slam the door on the pesky question of who is in the College Football Playoffs (if the season ended today).

ESPN's Brandon Chatmon has your Tuesday mailbag, as part of ESPN's Big 12 Blog.

News 6 (CBS affiliate in Tulsa) has Mike Gundy's press conference remarks on the upcoming game against Kansas State.

Guess who leads the team in sacks this season? I'll give you a hint it's the same guy who holds the freshman record for sack in a season. Any guesses...? Okay, I'll just tell you. It's Elijah Lee, who sacked Tyrone Swoopes for a 10 yard loss that took the Longhorns out of field goal range. His teammates also rave about Lee, noting "his biggest upside is his maturity."

Bill Haisten, of the Tulsa World, notes in his OSU notebook (see what I did there) that Tyler Lockett is moving up the record books in his final year at Kansas State.

In another article Bill Haisten writes, that Oklahoma State has finished in the top 25 of the recruiting rankings for the past five years, while Kansas State has been no better than 54th. Another indictment that recruiting rankings and stars mean nothing?

Bill C. gave Kansas State's shut out of Texas the Study Hall treatment, noting that Kansas State played a bend but don't break defense, and it worked exactly like it was designed. is reporting that suspended Oklahoma State wide receiver Jhajuan Seals will return to play against the Wildcats this week.

Time of possession is once again a huge key to Kansas State's success this year, according to Tate Steinlage of the Collegian.

Over at Cowboys Ride For Free, Derek Hatridge has a preview of the Kansas State offense, and unlike Luke, get's extra credit for the clever title: Pop, Lockett, Drop it.

Mike Rutherford, of SBNation, has your ranking of the Top 100 players in College Basketball. Unsurprisingly, Marcus Foster finds his name on the list. Former Wildcat, Angel Rodriquez, also make an appearance on the list.

Kansas State is 7-0 on the road this season, according to the weekly volleyball notes on

Natali Jones was selected as the AVCA National Player of the week, after she finished with double-digit kills in both of Kansas State's victories.

In addition to the national player of the week award, Jones picked up the Big 12's offensive player of the week honors, while Kylee Zumach picked up her fifth Rookie of the week award. Zumach's fifth weekly award is the most by any player this season. I'd say she has a good shot to win the newcomer of the year award in the Big 12.