There has not been another time in recent seasons that
It's simple, three wins and K-State is in. One loss and K-State is out.
That's the mindset the Wildcats are trying to find as they
enter the kickoff at
"There is no tomorrow and there is no turning back,"
sophomore defensive back Maurice Mack said. "Without this game, there is
nothing we can do in the postseason or anything. As far as our spirit, it's
just a pride factor. It's part of the
It's odd because while K-State's postseason hopes continue
to fade with each loss, apparently so has the acceptance of losing, senior
defensive tackle Jermaine
"There have been players getting
together, and there have been a lot of seniors expressing their feelings about
But despite some of the pressure being on the players by
seniors and the five losses,
"There are still hopes and dreams for all of us, especially us seniors," he said. "There have been some downs, there have been some tears shed, and there have been some angry people. The one thing we have still is our goals. Our goals seem kind of shady right now, but they are still attainable. That's what we are going off of."
But no matter how anyone wants to look at it, perhaps the best perspective came from linebacker Ted Sims.
"We still have a chance, mathematically, to be in the Big 12
Championship," he said. "We are just looking at being 1-0 after beating