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SLATE: K-State Wins a Game and Helps its Neighbors

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Kansas State v TCU
Jesse Ertz: More than Just a Running Quarterback
Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images

Previously

Our own AMS road-tripped to Manhattan last week, and took along a camera with a fancy sports lens. He shared fabulous field-level shots of the soccer team in its home opening win over Omaha.

Football

Coach Snyder, in his uniquely understated and qualified manner, heaped praise on Jesse Ertz for his development and his performance in Saturday’s game. Ertz’s absurd 319.8 passer rating for the game is a program record, eclipsing Alan Webb (wait, is that right?), who put up a 300.9 against North Texas in 2005. Kellis Robinett (the Star) highlighted Jesse’s improvement, while Ken Corbitt (Capital-Journal) focused on the benefit of his experience.

K-State Sports Extra recounted the day 5th-year senior Brogan Berry learned that he would be awarded a scholarship. Stories like this never get old.

Finally, the athletic department geared up the hype train for this Saturday’s match against the Charlotte ‘49ers, who lost last week, 24-7, to Eastern Michigan. The ‘Cats are an enormous favorite in the game and will have to avoid looking ahead to next week’s road challenge at Vandy.

Donation Drive

Coach Snyder called upon K-State fans to assist those in need after Hurricane Harvey devastated the Texas coast, and the #Family did not disappoint. A truck laden with 46,000 pounds of supplies left Manhattan Sunday and arrived in south Texas on Monday. WIBW gives the basics, while the Baytown Sun provides a more detailed account of how K-State athletes and associate athletic director Kenny Lannou spearheaded the effort to help. Well done, all.

Hope everyone enjoyed the long weekend. Back to work, now. It’s a long slog until Thanksgiving.