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    We really smoked 'em opening weekend!!! :dance: w00t!!!!

    And we'll continue the dominance when Montana State arrives in Manhattan next Saturday!!!

    K-State Stifles North Texas, 45-6
    Released 08/30/2008 by Kansas State University

    MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP)—Josh Freeman threw two of his three touchdown passes to Brandon Banks and ran for two more scores, helping Kansas State beat North Texas 45-6 Saturday night in another easy home opener for the Wildcats.

    Kansas State overpowered North Texas on both sides of the ball, scoring on six of its first seven possessions to take a 42-0 lead, holding the Mean Green to 205 total yards—81 in the first half.

    Freeman was quietly efficient to open his third season as Kansas State’s starter, connecting with Banks on a 30-yard touchdown in the second quarter, then on a 43-yarder to put the Wildcats up 35-0 less than a minute into the second half.

    Freeman also hit Lamark Brown on 6-yard touchdown pass late in the second quarter, finishing 18-for-24 for 232 yards to pass Chad May and Carl Straw for second on Kansas State’s all-time passing list (5,365). He scored on a 1-yard run in the first quarter and on an 8-yarder midway through the third.

    North Texas found itself in familiar territory as well, opening the season with a lopsided loss to a Big 12 school for the fourth time in five seasons. The Mean Green lost 79-10 to Oklahoma last year, 56-7 to Texas the year before and 65-0 to the Longhorns in 2004.

    North Texas at least figured to give the Wildcats some trouble defensively.

    Running the spread in Todd Dodge’s first season as coach, the Mean Green had the nation’s 18th-best passing offense at 289.7 yards per game a year ago, with quarterback Giovanni Vizza throwing for 2,388 yards and 17 touchdowns in 10 games.

    Kansas State manhandled North Texas from the start in this one, all but eliminating its running game, confining Vizza to throws underneath.

    The Mean Green had poor field position most of the game, thanks to three muffed kickoff returns, and didn’t score until Vizza hit Alex Lott on a 9-yard touchdown pass with 5 seconds left in the third quarter. That score, which made it 42-6, came after Kansas State backup Carson Coffman threw an interception inside the Wildcats’ 30-yard line.

    Vizza finished 16-for-29 for 100 yards.

    The Wildcats overwhelmed North Texas on offense as well, scoring less than two minutes into the game on a 4-yard run by walk-on Keithen Valentine on the way to a 28-0 halftime lead.

    Last edited by jetrazor74; 09-01-2008, 01:38 AM.

  • #2
    Get your Power Towel!



    • #3
      power of catlab

      KState representing
      Last edited by GoBuffs99; 09-01-2008, 05:17 PM.


      • #4
        Originally posted by str8jacket

        Originally posted by GoBuffs99


        • #5
          We laid the wood to Montana State today, but then again, it's Montana State...

          K-State Blocks Its Way to 69-10 Win
          Released 09/06/2008 by Kansas State University

          MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP)—Josh Freeman ran for two scores and threw for two more and Kansas State returned two blocked punts for touchdowns for the first time in school history in a 69-10 rout Saturday night of Montana State.

          On their final possession, the Wildcats (2-0) merely pounded the ball up the middle with second- and third-teamers. They had a fourth-and-8 on the Montana State 17 but ran up the middle rather than kicking a field goal. Kansas State also scored on a fumble recovery while ringing up their most points since a school-record 76-0 pounding of Ball State in 2000.

          Freeman, a week after accounting for five touchdowns in a 45-6 victory over North Texas, hit 16 of 21 passes for 288 yards, including two 36-yard touchdown strikes, before being lifted midway through the third quarter.

          According to the Montana State media guide, the 69 points tied for the most points allowed by the Bobcats since 1950. They also gave up 69 to Florida in 1988.

          The Bobcats (1-1), an FCS team, had three turnovers, 42 yards in penalties and two disastrous punting game failures while Kansas State was seizing a 31-7 lead in the first quarter.

          While rolling up 481 total yards, the Wildcats averaged 7.3 yards per play.

          They never punted, but on Montana State’s first punt, the ball was snapped over Eric Fisher’s head and rolled to the 1. Fisher kicked it through the Kansas State end zone, and the ensuing illegal kick penalty gave the Wildcats a first-and-goal from the 1. Freeman carried it over on the next play.

          On Montana State’s second punt, the Wildcats scored their second touchdown. Adrian Stryker rushed up the middle to block the kick and Ernie Pierce recovered in the end zone.

          Leading 45-7 in the third quarter, the Wildcats did it again. Courtney Herndon came up the middle to block Fisher’s punt and Chris Carney picked up the ball on the 5 and ran into the end zone untouched.

          Early in the fourth quarter, Herndon plucked the ball out of the air after Demetrius Crawford fumbled, and ran 43 yards for a 55-7 lead.

          The frustrated Bobcats, who opened last week with a 59-3 victory over Division II Adams State, kept Kansas State’s next scoring drive alive with a roughing-the-passer penalty. Justin Woods’ 8-yard run made it 69-7 with 9:53 to go.

          A few minutes after Pierce’s touchdown, linebacker Ulla Pomele recovered Crawford’s first fumble on the Montana State 10, and Freeman made it 24-7 with a 6-yard run.

          With 4 minutes to go in the wild opening quarter, Ray Cheatham intercepted Cody Kempt’s pass. Three plays later, Freeman threaded the needle perfectly on a 36-yard touchdown pass to Aubrey Quarles, who made the catch while running into the end zone despite having a defender draped all over him on an interference call.

          Four minutes into the second quarter, Freeman flipped a screen pass to Brandon Banks, who cut right and sailed down the sideline for a 36-yard touchdown play. Deon Murphy’s 44-yard run on a reverse set up Logan Dold’s 1-yard TD run for a 45-7 halftime score.

          Kempt threw a 2-yard touchdown pass in the first quarter to Brandon Bostick and Jason Cunningham had a 41-yard field goal for the Bobcats.


          • #6
            Originally posted by jetrazor74
            Gotta admit, the Power Towel is great.


            • #7
              Go Wildcats!!
              ...capture it...remember it...


              • #8
                Originally posted by jetrazor74
                We laid the wood to Montana State today, but then again, it's Montana State...

                Hey, thats my state you're laughing at.

                Don't care though, I'm a University of Montana Griz fan


                • #9


                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Snapping Turtle
                    Go Wildcats!! :salute
                    Hey, Snap! Has your brother decided where he's going next year? Hope it's K-State!! :dance:

                    Originally posted by Skywalker
                    Hey, thats my state you're laughing at. :mad

                    Don't care though, I'm a University of Montana Griz fan
                    We won't hold that against you, Shelbi!

                    All the tree huggers used to go to Missoula back in the day, is that still the case?


                    • #11
                      Originally posted by jetrazor74
                      Hey, Snap! Has your brother decided where he's going next year? Hope it's K-State!! :dance:
                      Hey! Hasnt made up his mind yet...he had a shoulder separation in the first game of the season and hasnt been able to play but he will this week. So lets hope people are still interested in him. I think his top schools now are probably KState, Wyoming, New Mexico and Northern CO...but who knows.
                      ...capture it...remember it...


                      • #12
                        GOOOOOOOOOO WILDCATS!!

                        theyre my boys!!!



                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Snapping Turtle
                          Hey! Hasnt made up his mind yet...he had a shoulder separation in the first game of the season and hasnt been able to play but he will this week. So lets hope people are still interested in him. I think his top schools now are probably KState, Wyoming, New Mexico and Northern CO...but who knows.
                          That sucks!! I hope he recovers quickly! And 2 of his 4 choices are schools I root for!! :dance:

                          Originally posted by anton...
                          GOOOOOOOOOO WILDCATS!!

                          theyre my boys!!!
                          That's what I'm talking about, brother!!

                          Our offense put up some great numbers on Wednesday, but the D just couldn't slow down Louisville! :doh:

                          K-State falls short at Louisville, 38-29
                          Released 09/17/2008 by Kansas State University

                          LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Junior quarterback Josh Freeman threw for 313 yards and three touchdowns, but it wasn’t enough as K-State dropped a 38-29 decision to Louisville at Papa John’s Stadium on Wednesday night.

                          Freeman, who eclipsed the 300-yard barrier for the first time this season, broke the Kansas State career completions record of 501 held by Lynn ****ey (1968-70) midway through the contest. He went 22-of-42 through the air with three touchdowns and a pair of interceptions.

                          Receiver Brandon Banks had career day with seven catches for 153 yards and a pair of touchdowns. He becomes the first Wildcat since Jordy Nelson in 2007 to post a 150-yard receiving day.

                          However, Louisville overpowered the visiting Wildcats (2-1) with 578 yards of total offense, including 303 on the ground. Freshman Victor Anderson ran for 176 yards and three touchdowns for the Cardinals, as Anderson scored on runs of 29, 56 and 27 yards.

                          Louisville quarterback Hunter Cantwell threw for 274 yards and two touchdowns, Doug Beaumont had nine receptions for 119 yards and the Cardinals’ defense held Freeman largely in check when it mattered.

                          Deon Murphy had a spectacular 86-yard punt return for the Wildcats, but Kansas State turned the ball over three times and had trouble solving Louisville’s three-pronged rushing attack of Anderson, Brock Bolen and Bilal Powell.

                          While Anderson darted and dashed through the Wildcats, Bolen bulled his way to 103 yards on 23 clock-chewing carries and helped Louisville take control with the kind of dynamic offensive performance largely unseen in coach Steve Kragthorpe’s short stint with the program.

                          If the Cardinals can find a way to build on their most complete performance under the second-year coach, better days lie ahead.

                          Kansas State had hoped to show it was for real after two early season wins against overmatched opponents.

                          Though Freeman threw for 313 yards and three scores—two to Brandon Banks— he went cold early in the second half as Louisville took command behind Cantwell and Anderson.

                          Cantwell hit Troy Pascley for a 13-yard score to give Louisville a 20-7 lead early in the third quarter. Murphy’s twisting punt return—he ran backwards 10 yards and avoided a handful of tackles before racing up the field for the score — kept Kansas State in it, but only briefly.

                          Louisville needed just five plays to restore the two-touchdown lead, as Anderson broke up the middle and used a nifty spin move to zip 56 yards for a score. Anderson’s final touchdown, a 27-yard burst down the left sideline, pushed the lead to 35-14.

                          Kansas State tried to rally, cutting it to nine on two late touchdown passes by Freeman, but Louisville’s defense got one last stop with just over two minutes left to end the comeback.

                          Louisville trailed early, but sprang to life after a cameo appearance by former heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali. The Louisville native, in town to participate in several Ryder Cup festivities, drew a standing ovation when he rolled through the north end zone on a golf cart, waving to the crowd.

                          It helped that the Wildcats started to self-destruct. Freeman fumbled deep in Louisville territory when a shotgun snap hit his helmet. He later threw two interceptions to Louisville’s Woodny Turenne.

                          The Cardinals rallied to take a 14-7 halftime lead, but it could have been bigger. Louisville turned the ball over on downs inside the Kansas State 10 and wide receiver Josh Chichester dropped two possible touchdowns late in the half.

                          Last edited by jetrazor74; 09-20-2008, 11:15 PM.


                          • #14
                            K-State baby!!!

                            Freeman, K-State Win Shootout 45-37
                            Released 09/27/2008 by Kansas State University

                            MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP)—Josh Freeman broke Kansas State’s career yardage record and threw three touchdowns to help the Wildcats beat Louisana-Lafayette 45-37 on Saturday.

                            Freeman was 21-of-28 for 272 yards and has 6,238 career yards to eclipse Lynn ****ey for No. 1 all-time on the Kansas State list. With 35 touchdowns passes, he’s two short of Ell Roberson’s school record.

                            Freeman, a 6-foot-6, 250-pound junior who has started every game since his freshman year, also ran for two TDs. He threw TDs of 12 and 3 yards to Deon Murphy in the first half and connected with Brandon Banks on a 53-yard scoring play that made it 42-23 with 1:49 left in the third.

                            But the Cajuns (1-3) and Tyrell Fenroy, who had three touchdowns and 183 yards rushing, were not done. The Wildcats (3-1) needed a trick play on fourth down and a key third-down pass by Freeman to hold the ball for more than 7 minutes and kick a field goal with 1:37 left to preserve the win.

                            Right after Banks’ TD, Fenroy broke loose on a 69-yard touchdown gallop. Then halfway through the fourth quarter Fenroy’s 1-yard scoring run sliced the margin to 42-37.

                            Fenroy also had 12 yards receiving, pushing his career total in rushing and receiving to 4,182 yards. It was the 19th 100-yard rushing game for Fenroy, who became the first Cajun with more than 4,000 combined yards rushing and receiving.

                            The Cajuns looked like they would get the ball back with plenty of time to try for the winning TD. But for the second week in a row, Kansas State snapped the ball directly to Tysyn Hartman on a fake punt and he ran 4 yards on fourth-and-two. On third-and-six with 3:15 left, Freeman hit Banks with a 17-yard pass, and Brooks Rossman kicked a 26-yard field goal for the final margin.

                            Lamark Brown, a wide receiver, started at running back for Kansas State and had 137 yards, including a 3-yard touchdown that put Kansas State on top 35-17 in the third quarter.

                            Freeman scored on runs of 7 and 15 yards in the 21-point second quarter.

                            Murphy’s touchdown reception made it 28-3 before the Cajuns closed out the half with Fenroy’s 15-yard touchdown run.

                            Louisiana-Lafayette scored just 18 seconds into the second half after recovering Freeman’s fumble. Wide receiver Richie Falgout, on an apparent end-around, pulled up and flipped a 28-yard scoring pass to Jason Chery.

                            Brown’s 3-yard run made it 35-17 in the second half before Desormeaux’s 1-yard run cut the lead to 35-23.


                            • #15
                              Kind of expected the loss, but oh well!

                              Red Raiders outduel 'Cats, 58-28
                              Released 10/04/2008 by Kansas State University

                              MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP)—Graham Harrell threw six touchdown passes and shattered the Texas Tech record for career yards passing, leading the No. 7 Red Raiders past Kansas State 58-28 in the teams' Big 12 opener Saturday.

                              Lyle Leong snared three touchdown passes from Harrell, who was 38-for-51 for 454 yards. Texas Tech (5-0, 1-0 Big 12), with its highest ranking in 32 years, scored on seven straight possessions and did not attempt a punt until Stefan Loucks replaced Harrell late in the fourth quarter.

                              The Red Raiders rolled up 626 yards of total offense.

                              Leong had scoring catches of 1 yard in the first quarter, 15 in the second and 7 in the third against the outmanned Wildcats (3-2, 0-1). Michael Crabtree had nine catches for 107 yards and two TDs.

                              The Red Raiders, leading the nation in total offense (572.8 yards per game), and passing (426.2), had 417 and 316 while putting up a 38-14 halftime lead over a Kansas State defense which the week before had yielded 300 yards rushing to Louisiana-Lafayette.

                              The six TD passes tied the career-best for Harrell, who spread his passes around to 10 different receivers. The three-year starter ran his career total to 12,709 yards, erasing the record of 12,429 yards by Kliff Kingsbury from 1999-02.

                              Harrell had five touchdown passes in the first half. He got the school record for career passing yards with a 15-yard completion to Adam James and a moment later made it 24-14 with a thread-the-needle 15-yard strike to Leong, who made the catch in double coverage and twisted into the corner of the end zone.

                              Facing fourth-and-inches from their own 29 late in the first quarter, the Red Raiders sent Shannon Woods on a sweep. But he was stuffed, and four plays later, Kansas State quarterback Josh Freeman scored on a 1-yard run, knotting the game 14-all.

                              But after that, the sunny, wind-swept day belonged entirely to Tech. With Harrell enjoying all the time he needed to pick and choose from a bevy of receivers, the Red Raiders scored a field goal and six touchdowns on their next seven possessions.

                              They took a 52-21 lead on the third play of the fourth quarter when Harrell bulled into the end zone on a 1-yard keeper on fourth down.

                              Earlier in the drive, the Red Raiders went for it on fourth-and-4 from the 46 and Harrell’s pass was incomplete. But an offsides penalty on Kansas State was immediately followed by a 30-yard gain to Tramain Swindall.

                              A moment later, Texas Tech’s Richard Jones recovered Lamark Brown’s fumble on the Kansas State 34 and Baron Batch made it 58-21 on a 9-yard run.

                              On successive possessions in the second quarter, Harrell led quick-hitting drives of 53, 70 and 54 yards. Freeman, in the meantime, went cold, misfiring on 9 of 10 passes, several of which Tech defenders got their hands on.

                              The Kansas State junior, who a week earlier had become his own school’s career passing leader, was 13-for-28 for 170 yards, including a 33-yard TD pass to Ernie Pierce. Pierce also scored on an 18-yard return of a blocked punt late in the game.