A lot of good things, but...

That's what Kansas State football coach Bill Snyder was saying Sunday after study time with the tapes of the Wildcats' 38-7 victory over the University of Massachusetts.

A lot of good things, but...

That's what Kansas State football coach Bill Snyder was saying Sunday after study time with the tapes of the Wildcats' 38-7 victory over the University of Massachusetts.

"There are a lot of good things to choose from, but certainly things you don't like," said Snyder.

He called the four turnovers (three interceptions and one fumble) and the penalties (six for 40 yards) the "major issue," but added, "I thought the offensive unit did some nice things. We moved the ball in the second half, but then gave it up through our own mistakes which limited our scoring."

K-State did accumulate 267 yards in the second half, but of five total drives, possessions ended once by fumble and once by interception.

Snyder had the same views of the defense. The Minutemen had 13 possessions with l0 of those lasting no more than four plays and 10 gaining no more than eight yards.

But then, there was the one, in Snyder's words, "obvious blunder" that resulted in a 65-yard touchdown, plus two other drives of eight and 14 plays that netted 38 and 40 yards, respectively.

WILLIAMS LIKELY TO GAIN START

One new starter was likely found in Saturday's win with Cedrick Williams being the probably replacement for Louis Lavender at one cornerback position.

Williams entered the game on the series after Lavender was beaten for the 65-yard touchdown.

Snyder said of Williams' play, "I really liked it. I can't see more than two or three snaps that I questioned. I would imagine coach (Bob) Elliott would want to put him out there on Monday. If he is, it's his to do as he chooses."

LIKING BUHL's PlAY

Senior linebacker Josh Buhl led the Wildcats with 12 tackles, plus was credited with one-half tackle for negative yardage. Of Buhl's overall play, Snyder said likes the fact that he's doing "... what he's supposed to be doing. That doesn't mean he's playing perfect football, but he's playing quite well. Josh is one of those guys who can recovery from a mistake on a given play just because of his tenacity for the football and the fact that he runs pretty well."

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