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Alabama’s loss takes the pressure off a victorious K-State

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As of Friday, the BCS championship conversation as it pertained to Kansas State was whether the Wildcats, currently ranked No. 2 in the BCS, would eventually be jumped by Oregon in the last month of the season. With the top four teams in college football undefeated, one or more teams had the chance of being left out of the big game.

Then Texas A&M happened. Now, getting jumped isn’t a problem for No. 3 Kansas State, which got by TCU 23-10. It was a routine performance for the Wildcats for the most part. A late fumble and poor defensive possession by K-State allowed the Horned Frogs to score a late touchdown; it was the first points off turnovers K-State surrendered all season. Other than that, Bill Snyder’s team did Snyderball things.

Heisman trophy frontrunner Collin Klein (pictured, because mid-air action shots are our favorites) was good but not great coming back after what was rumored to be a “mild” concussion against Oklahoma State last week. Klein finished with  195 total yards and a pair of rushing touchdowns. Yes, new man-crush Johnny Manziel stole the show on this college football Saturday, but Klein still has to be the favorite to bring home the hardware in December.

And if K-State keeps winning, they’ll be the favorite — or, one of the two favorites, as the situation would have it — to appear in this year’s BCS championship game. The Wildcats have two remaining games at Baylor and then at home against Texas. The Bears are struggling for bowl eligibility, but the Longhorns are starting to rally after back-to-back conference losses in October.

Win those games, and in this hack’s eyes, K-State is good to go.

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14 Responses to “Alabama’s loss takes the pressure off a victorious K-State”
  1. barbeaux says: Nov 10, 2012 10:39 PM

    Doesn’t Alabama’s loss add more pressure to Kansas State? I mean the stakes are definitely higher now.

  2. pryor4heisman says: Nov 10, 2012 10:42 PM

    THEE Ohio State University is the BEST team in country. HANDS DOWN!

    Split title!!

  3. thecrazyasianinseccountry says: Nov 10, 2012 10:46 PM

    Bama can still make the big dance if they win out, including the SECCG, and need some help from two of three teams or all three. Two of the three must lose for an SEC to represent at the BCSNCG and protect their streak.

  4. suprmous says: Nov 10, 2012 11:40 PM

    I’m trying to open up old wounds but we, LSU, tried to show Bama what they could expect from A&M and they chose to ignore us. However, I will concede that it was a good game that they had earlier.

  5. kattykathy says: Nov 10, 2012 11:45 PM

    Hmmm,
    I heard for so many seasons and from so many obnoxious “fans” that the SEC was superior to every other conference.

    Alabama, welcome to the BIG 12………….Owned.
    Tennessee, welcome to the BIG 12……….Owne,

    Isn’t it beautful that a BIG 12 team ended the overrated Bama teams quest for another tainted title? Hell, even the refs tried to give it to Saban’s well paid team.

    Lets make it clear. The 2 bet teams in college football are the Ducks and the mighty K-State ‘Cats

    The SEC is just JV warm up competition for the former, and current Big 12 teams

  6. rsmeans says: Nov 10, 2012 11:48 PM

    Until 2014 no SEC team will win a NC since they will knock themselves out of contention. After 2014 the SEC will win more than 90% of the NC’S. In the SEC it is practically impossible for any team to go undefeated. In poor conferences like the PAC12, Big 12 and Big10 it is much easier. Same scenario in the NFL where no team is ever likely to go undefeated–simply too many good teams.

  7. irishdodger says: Nov 10, 2012 11:50 PM

    Why didn’t A&M throw the game? I thought a win was less important than ruining the chances of a 7th straight SEC national championship. An A&M win may have prevented the rest of the SEC teams from shouting “SEC, SEC!” after Bama won their 101st national championship. The rest of the SEC does realize that their schools don’t get a claim nor a ring when Bama wins a NC?

  8. dgbk says: Nov 11, 2012 12:25 AM

    SEC envy is a serious condition u guys should get that checked out.

  9. mizzouram says: Nov 11, 2012 1:02 AM

    To quote every SEC fan today: “………………..”

  10. pdcooper08 says: Nov 11, 2012 5:46 AM

    I still think Bama’s got a shot. Still got some good football a head of us. Bama will drop, but I think they will remain infront of ND. If K-State and Oregon can win out, they will play each other in the big dance.

    I think Texas has a good shot at knocking off K-State and if Bama win’s out the rest of the way they will make it in.

    I’m sorry Domers, but I been watching you guys for weeks. Granite, your win over Oklahoma was outstanding, but most of your other wins have been uninspiring at best.

    You play to the level of your competition ever week. Pitt, which sucks, should have bet you and yesterday with BC, u again did just enough to slide by. Your having a great year for your standards, but SC’s going to break your heart again.

    Therefore, I can see Bama vs Oregon taking place after Texas upsets K-State.

  11. wvucolumbus says: Nov 11, 2012 7:53 AM

    The Big XII is superior in every way to every other conference it’s not even funny. The number of skill players in that conference is silly. The defenses are really really good (except WVU’s) as well.

    Usually, the SEC lays claim to this conference title. This year, it’s not even close. The best team in the land? K-State….and Oregon would be a distant 2nd. They are so fundamentally sound on both sides of the ball that they won’t have a hiccup the rest of the way.

  12. pastabelly says: Nov 11, 2012 7:59 AM

    Alabama will definitely fall under Notre Dame. Anyone who doesn’t think so is dreaming.

  13. pdcooper08 says: Nov 11, 2012 5:03 PM

    Your right they will, but the question is should they. Bama would wax the floor with the Irish, not even a game.

    As far as the XII being so much better they the rest. I’m not sure your really watching that many games around the country. They are having a good year and are solid this year but I really can’t say they are superior to everyone else. I mean what if you where to take away C. Kline, just what would K-State be? Average at best.

    Other then K-State, who has really excelled? Is it Texas or Oklahoma?

  14. greggatx says: Nov 12, 2012 12:28 PM

    The sec is weak and has been exposed by the aggies. The Big 12 regularly beat up on the aggies and they have beat up on the sec. K-State would win over the tide but the tide won’t be there. It will be K-St. and Oregon. Notre Dame would man handle the tide also. The tide has gone flat. Georgia will win the sec. The Irish and Bulldogs will play each other. The way the tide have been playing the University of Texas could beat them. Maybe will see them in the Cotton Bowl to prove it! Hook’em Horns!!!

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