Don’t let Kansas State’s 51-9 win over Missouri State in Week 1 fool you. The Wildcats were only up 16-9 at the start of the fourth quarter. Against a (presumably) better opponent in Miami, however, K-State racked up 14 first quarter points.
It was a familiar scene for the Hurricanes. UM was down 14-0 to Boston College last week before roaring back and winning 41-32.
Mimi wasn’t as lucky this time, getting rolled 52-13 against the No. 21 Wildcats. The ‘Canes defense had no answer all day for Collin Klein, who only needed nine completions on 11 attempts to get the job done.
K-State keeps going against the Big 12 norm by running the ball at a grinding pace. Bill Snyder‘s team ran the ball 60 times for 289 yards today. It’s Twilight Zone-ish, but K-State has a real identity and doesn’t look like a team that will be easily beaten this year.
It’s a team that doesn’t make mistakes either. Klein had one interception, but the team committed just two penalties for 12 yards. If nothing else — because, let’s face it, Miami looks equally bad — K-State is a smart, disciplined football team.