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SLATE: Smith out for the season

Cats +3 at Morgantown, soccer falls in OT, and a big NFL day

“I had 200 yards and 3 TDs and we still lost? Legion of Boom my ass.”
“I had 200 yards and 3 TDs and we still lost? Legion of Boom my ass.”
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As reported yesterday, say hello to your 16th-ranked Kansas State Wildcats.

In other news, Ryan Black reports for the Mercury on Phillip Brooks and his amazing, record-setting day, then delivers terrible news: TJ Smith, the freshman defensive back who reminds everyone of another Smith from the past (Mario), is out for the year after tearing his ACL. We’re not sure when exactly it happened, though.

At the Eagle, Kellis Robinett hands out his grades for Saturday’s contest. We don’t want to spoil too much; we’ll just say that K-State earned a 4.25 GPA if you use the honors scale.

Over in Vegas, K-State opens as a three-point underdog for next Saturday’s game in Morgantown. Since the usual home field advantage is three points, you can assume it’s a toss-up. OddsShark has a prediction of 27-23 K-State, though.

It was a big day for K-State’s NFL wideout contingent, as Byron Pringle had a kickoff return for a touchdown in the Chiefs’ blowout win at Denver and Tyler Lockett hauled in three touchdown passes and had 200 yards receiving in a crushing 37-34 overtime loss to Arizona.

Over on the pitch, for the first time in program history K-State took on a top-five team on Sunday... and went into halftime with a 2-0 lead on goals from Maddie Souder and Brookelynn Entz. Unfortunately, TCU came back with a pair of their own in the second half, and then slotted the winner in overtime. The Cats fall to 1-6-0 while TCU holds first place at 6-0-1.