Overall Assessment: When Kansas State’s 24-17 victory over Missouri was complete Saturday at Bill Snyder Family Stadium, Collin Klein summed up the afternoon by describing his mindset heading into the final drive of the game.
Bad weather, a pair of reversed calls and two late Missouri touchdowns tried to put a damper on things, but Klein would have none of it. When K-State got the ball with 5 minutes, 2 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter, it led by seven points and didn’t want to let things get dramatic the way they did the past two weeks.
Saturday’s victory was the Wildcats’ most complete effort of the season, and Klein wanted to make sure it ended with him taking a knee.
“It was our time,” Klein said. “We were saying to each other, ‘We’ve got to go win the game.’ The defense has been playing great and doing a great job for us. That was really our chance to run off about 5 minutes of clock. It’s something you’ve got to be able to do. It’s a family affair. You’ve got be there for your team and we were able to do it.”
Yes they did. K-State’s defense once again carried the flag, but its offense showed considerable toughness and poise in the second half. It did what it had to to help the Wildcats improve to 5-0. Like Snyder likes to say, “It was a team victory.” Here’s a look at all that and more in this week’s Sunday Rewind: (more…)