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Of Bears and Bad Weather

Kansas State overcame Missouri State easily, but couldn’t do anything about the weather.

NCAA Football: Florida Atlantic at Kansas State Scott Sewell-USA TODAY Sports


There’s not a lot to be said about a game where the winning team is ahead at the half by seven five touchdowns. Kansas State won the first half of the game against Missouri State, and looked good doing it in pretty much every facet of the game. That’s pretty much all she wrote.

Then again, maybe there’s just a bit more to it, as Jon Morse notes in his post-game report: Kansas State 35 Missouri State 0—Weather Wins.

Here are other game recaps in no particular order:

Some interesting statistics from the game (which may or may not count in the end):

Leading passer: Jesse Ertz—7/8; 94 yards, 11.8 yards/attempt; 2 TD, 0 INT

Leading rusher: Jesse Ertz—3 rushes, 85 yards, 28.3 yards/attempt

Leading Collin Klein impersonator: bleeding hand, bleeding elbow? Don’t care.

I think the Kansas State quarterback situation is going to be A-OK.

Mo. State passing: 3/12, 24 yards, 2 yards/attempt; 0 TD, 1 INT

Mo. State rushing: 17 rushes, 30 yards, 1.8 yards/attempt

Mo. State punting: 4 punts, 190 yards, 38.0 yards/punt; no TB, no punts inside 20

So the Kansas State defense not only pitched a shutout, but Missouri State had nearly four times as many yards punting as on offense. That’s a pretty dominant defensive performance, even given the quality of the competition.

Bring on the ‘Eers.


The tennis team earned its third consecutive honor as an ITA Academic All-America team, while six players were also named scholar-athletes: Iva Bago, Sara Castellano, Livia Cirnu, and Palma Juhasz all earned ITA Scholar-Athlete awards, while freshmen Millie Stretton and Ana Garcia Navas were named for the first time.

Kansas State leads the conference in ITA Scholar-Athlete awards.


The No. 23-ranked Kansas State team is in Waco for a Big 12 match against the Baylor Bears. The game begins at 2:00 PM CDT, and can be seen FoxSports Southwest Plus, and heard on 1350 KMAN.

The VolleyCats are currently 12-2 (1-0 Big 12). The team notched a win 3-1 win over Iowa State on Wednesday to extend its current match winning streak to 10.

Happy Sunday, y’all. Stay dry!