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Postgame: K-State 21, UMass 17

Bill Snyder’s return to the Kansas State sideline didn’t go as well as he wanted it to, but it went well enough.

With 50,750 fans on hand (the largest crowd to ever witness a home opener at K-State) to celebrate his comeback to coaching and the grand pregame festivities involving more than 300 former players, the Wildcats took an 18-point lead and then sputtered to the finish.

They hung on for a 21-17 victory, but it left fans, players and coaches alike sweating.

Here’s how Snyder summed it all up: “We began to put things together … Then it all fell apart.” (more…)