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K-State Slate: Rushing to Redemption

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Are the Wildcats ready for Big 12 action?

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That game was much easier than expected, and answered some questions. It also posed some new ones. I think pretty much every team in the country is facing the same issue. Onwards.

Here's a quick list of post-game recaps for the UTEP game: from the K-State SID, from Boxscore, from FOXSports, from ESPN, and from our own Jon Morse: Depth may be an issue.

Defense was the name of the game for K-State yesterday. The unit was nothing short of great, a fact even Bill Snyder admitted, and not even grudgingly as he usually does. In the words of one of our favorite writers, the defense is for real.

The same could not really be said for the special teams, which started out great and turned into a nightmare. There was also the weirdness of the punt block that turned into a recovered fumble that turned into a booth review that went on forever. Even Snyder admitted to confusion over the series of events.

K-State's rushing attack was also dominant yesterday, and Charles Jones earned himself a helmet sticker for his three touchdown performance.

Around the Big 12, Baylor won its first conference game of the season, beating a game Iowa State team 49-28. The Cyclones scored 21 points in the second half to make things interesting, but the game was well out of hand by then.

Turnovers doomed Kansas as they were blanked by Texas and the Tyrone Swoopes era is now in full swing for the Longhorns.

ETA: Charlie Weis has been fired.

SMU's streak of haplessness continued as TCU dominated the Mustangs in a 56-0 rout.

The B1G's playoff hopes now rest with undefeated Nebraska, and that thought would be far less amusing without the Huskers' joke uniforms. That was a joke, right?

Florida State was on the ropes against NC State but managed a last-minute escape, fueled by Jameis Winston's return.

Arkansas let a golden opportunity slip as they lost to Texas A&M in an overtime thriller. When in doubt, always blame The Bert.

Way out west, the dread pirate Mike Leach finally won a close game, as Washington State rallied to beat Utah.

Well, it had to end eventually. The volleyball team's win streak was snapped by a five-set loss to Baylor in the conference opener for both teams. Although the Wildcats out-hit and out-blocked the Bears, Baylor's 53 kills propelled them to victory. Up next? The team heads out to Lawrence next weekend for the Sunflower Showdown.

The men's golf team is off to Columbus, Ohio for the Jack Nicklaus Invitational. The team hopes to improve on the eighth-place finish in their season opener. The women's team heads to Columbia, Missouri for the Johnie Imes Invitational this week. This has been a good event for the team in the past. They finished second in 2011 and third in 2012.