As the final month of college football’s regular season began, Kansas State football fans probably would have been conflicted when trying to agree on the Wildcats’ best win of the season.
Beating Miami 28-24 on a goal-line stand in the final moments was thrilling, and the momentum that came out of that victory is really what started K-State’s run to a 10-win season. It was probably the most meaningful victory.
Beating Texas A&M 53-50 could easily be described as the most exciting game of the season. It was the first overtime game to ever be played at Bill Snyder Family Stadium, and it took four overtimes to decide. It also halted a two-game losing streak. Quite the win.
And then there was the 36-35 win over Baylor. At the time, it looked like an amazing win. The Bears were ranked 15th and came to Manhattan undefeated. Robert Griffin III was beginning to pick up buzz as a Heisman contender, and he looked fantastic for three quarters. Then K-State came up with some big defensive plays and won by a point. A great win to be sure, but when Baylor followed the defeat up with lopsided losses against Texas A&M and Oklahoma State and ugly wins against Kansas and Missouri, it began to look average.
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