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Wildcat Nostalgia Watch Party Open Thread: 2012 #6 K-State vs #18 Texas

Let’s travel back a little over seven years ago to the Wildcats last Big 12 title season.

Texas v Kansas State Photo by Peter G. Aiken/Getty Images

We’re back, and today we venture back just over seven years ago to a December 1st match-up between your Kansas State Wildcats and the Texas Longhorns.

Back in very early December of 2012, a magical season was hanging in the balance. The Wildcats had just lost their first game of the season two weeks prior, and then had a bye week to think about it and make Wildcat fans nervous while the Oklahoma Sooners pulled even with the Cats after squeaking out an overtime victory over the Oklahoma State Cowboys during the K-State bye week.

So it came down to this. The Wildcats had to beat the Longhorns to claim the Big 12 title, and earn the Big 12’s auto-bid to the penultimate BCS-version of the Fiesta Bowl. A loss would send the Wildcats to a game in Texas, and show that the Wildcats, led by Heisman Trophy finalist Collin Klein, were really the team that lost in Waco and not the team that won in Norman.

So let’s watch and see, see if our memories of the game match what actually happened.

We plan to start together at 1:00pm CDT, using the link below. In the future will we try to use a “stream together” service so we’re all watching the same thing at the same time, but the video permissions on this one wouldn’t allow it (can’t even embed it here), and I couldn’t find another full-game version. So we’ll do it this way today, but know we’re going to make this all a little easier (and hopefully more fun) in the near future.

#6 K-State vs #18 Texas YouTube Video Link

Oh, and BotC was very alive and kicking in 2012, and Editor Emeritus TB was still the daily driver and had our official open game thread and current Editor-in-Chief Jon had the second half thread (which was pretty pessimistic in hindsight).

So let’s have a little fun, and watch the boys try to earn Bill Snyder’s second Big 12 title.

Go Cats!