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K-State Slate: 9.8.14 - Media's not dinging Cats for narrow escape

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In fact, they're praising the Wildcats, mostly.

CELebrate, CELebrate, run for a tooochdoooown
CELebrate, CELebrate, run for a tooochdoooown
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The Cats move up one spot in the AP and hold steady in the coaches' poll, and over in Fanshot land ECAW provides us some pictures from Ames.

Most importantly, however, we've lost a member of the K-State family in the line of duty.

Want to sit and watch Jake Waters win the game over and over? Sure, why not?

The Big 12 has suspended for one game the replay officials from Saturday's game.

Only one piece specifically dedicated to K-State's won over the Cyclones, and that's Blair Kerkhoff's article at the Star focusing on three plays which may define the team's heart.

There are, however, lots of national rewinds and power rankings to plow though, all of which at least touch on the Wildcat win. USA Today's Erick Smith has his rundown of week two's winners and losers, and the Cats are on the right side of his list. David Ubben, meanwhile, checks in on his best and worst of the week in the Big 12, handing Jake Waters his Best Offensive Performance nod. And ESPN's Ivan Maisel was impressed with both Waters and the comeback.

As for power rankings, Ubben's still got K-State 3rd in the Big 12, while Berry Tramel still has the Cats fifth -- though he's not penalizing them for the close call. Nationally, Dennis Dodd at CBS dropped the Cats a spot to 17th, but that was just because he bumped Ole Miss up after throttling Vandy.

The Big 12's recap notes that, so far, the Wildcats are a perfect 12-of-12 within the red zone, with 10 touchdowns.

As we head toward the fateful clash with the War Tiger Eagles of the Plains, it's time to pay attention to what they've got to say about themselves. And so, a couple of bits from al.com. Joel Erickson says Auburn's linebacking play is improving, but the secondary's getting beaten left and right. Erickson also reports on the post-game comments of defensive coordinator Ellis Johnson, who hasn't watched our tape yet but said Jake Waters "presents a very difficult matchup".

This Saturday, Gameday will return to Fargo. This year, that's probably as much a comment on the Week 3 schedule as anything else. As the school notes, NDSU will not only become the first non-FBS team to host Gameday twice, but only the second team outside the Power 5 plus Notre Dame to do so.

The Wildcats (5-1) take on Missouri State (4-3) at Ahearn tonight at 5pm. The game will be broadcast on Cox and Time Warner local channels. Missouri State leads the all-time series 13-8.