Sometimes you win. Sometimes you lose. Sometimes you get run over by a truck.
There are probably positives to be extracted from yesterday's debacle in Fort Worth, and as the days go by, I'm sure they'll be pointed out. It can sometimes be hard to see the silver lining for the dark cloud in front of it. But this too shall pass.
I think Wilma Rudolph said it best:
Winning is great, sure, but if you are really going to do something in life, the secret is learning how to lose. Nobody goes undefeated all the time. If you can pick up after a crushing defeat, and go on to win again, you are going to be a champion someday.
I'm not particularly in the mood to rehash the game, but TB's post-game recap pretty much says it all: Death of a Dream. (Any similarity to headlines used in 1998 are purely coincidental, I'm sure).
For those of you interested in revisiting yesterday's events in excruciating detail, here are a few recaps (in no particular order):
K-State SID (not attributed)
K-State Collegian (Tate Steinlage)
The Wichita Eagle (Kellis Robinett)
Topeka Capital-Journal (Ken Corbitt)
Topeka Capital-Journal (Kevin Haskin)
Fort Worth Star-Telegram (Carlos Mendez)
Dallas Morning News (Gerry Fraley)
Associated Press (via ESPN)
USA Today (Paul Myerberg)
FOXSports (Sean Keeler)
ESPN.com (Jake Trotter; video)
One great K-State thing did happen last night. Tyler Lockett caught 11 passes for 196 yards, including a 70-yard score, all in the process of breaking Kevin Lockett's receiving record. In true Lockett fashion, he acknowledged the accolade, but wished the Wildcats had won instead. Because #EMAW.
Kansas State will be playing its lone exhibition game this afternoon when they take on Division II's Washburn. The Wildcats are 4-0 in exhibition games against the team from Topeka.
The volleyball team's trip to Texas was not any happier than the football team's visit. The Wildcats lost to No. 5 Texas in four sets, despite out-serving the Longhorns and hitting at .400 for the first set. This is the second straight road loss for the team, and drops their record in true road games to 7-2 for the season.