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Slate: Spooky Schedule Looms for ‘Cats

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K-State must win at least 2 of the last 4 games for bowl eligibility.

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Let’s dive into the Halloween Headlines.
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On this Halloween day, our favorite football team is masquerading as dismally mediocre, and a ghoulish schedule looms for the last month of the season. Are there treats ahead? Or will we be cleaning figurative eggs off the windows of our preseason expectations?

Previously

Since he was, quite simply, the difference in the game, it only makes sense that D.J. Reed won the Big 12 Special Teams Player of the Week award. KU’s Steven Sims, Jr. nearly offset his efforts with 233 receiving yards, and was named co-offensive player of the week. With Tech, Oklahoma State and Iowa State still on the schedule, will he be the last opposing receiver to win the award?

Football

In the weekly Big 12 coaches teleconference, Coach Snyder insisted that Jesse Ertz will play again this year. (Ken Corbitt, Capital-Journal). Kellis Robinett did his best to spin the quarterback uncertainty into a positive, since Coach Dudebro has to prepare for all three potential signal-callers this weekend. (KC Star)

The blah performance Saturday apparently was enough to convince recruit Ekow Boye-Doe that there is a place on K-State’s roster where he can help. The “athlete” who projects as a defensive back gave his verbal commitment to the ‘Cats yesterday. Oh, yeah; he’s from Lawrence.

Kstatesports.com previewed Saturday’s 11 a.m. kickoff in Lubbock and next week’s game against the Mountaineers, which will be at 2:30 on either one of the ESPN networks or (gasp!) ABC.

Golf

Reid Isaac continued her promising freshman campaign by grabbing the lead after two rounds at the Trinity Forest Invitational in Dallas. Isaac shot rounds of Even-par and 3-under Monday to pace the team, which is in second place, five strokes back of Houston. The final round teed off at 8:30 this morning.

Soccer

Hannah Davis became the first Wildcat soccer player to win an all-conference accolade, being named to the Big 12 all-freshman squad. Davis led the team in assists, with 5, and shots on goal, with 18. (kstatesports.com)

Cross Country

The men’s cross-country team held onto its spot as the region’s 12th seed after a fourth-place showing at the league meet. Regionals are in Ames, Iowa on November 10. Sounds chilly.

Fill up the candy bowl and be generous to the local goblins, ‘Cat fans.