Bill Snyder patrolled the sidelines dressed in a sportcoat and grey slacks, but that won't be the case this fall.
"I had so many things going today, I didn't have time to change," said the Wildcat coach. Included on that list were 450 recruits/parents, and the Black Lions from the Big Red 1 were in the house.
TURNOVER FOR SNYDER:
Normally armed with a micro-cassette player for such occasions to give himself verbal reminders, Snyder admitted that he had two. One was misplaced and the other he left at home Saturday morning.
Award winners for the
2008 football season were announced prior to the game:
Over-Achiever: Joseph Kassanavoid
Red Raider: Payton Kirk
Scholar-Athlete: Jeron Mastrud
Nancy Bennett Memorial: Jeron Mastrud
Ken Ochs Courage: Kevin Rohleder
Bob Cope Memorial: Heath Alexander
Joan Friederich: Tysyn Hartman
Shorty Kleinau: Eric Childs
Purple Pride: Alex Hrebec
Anthony Bates Memorial: Jayson Cuba
Most Improved Defense: Joshua Moore
Most Improved Offense: Ernie Pierce
Front Seven MVP: Brandon Harold
Offensive Lineman: Nick Stringer
Defensive MVP: Ian Campbell
Offensive MVP: Josh Freeman
Special Teams MVP: Brooks Rossman
Alex Hrebec recorded 19 tackles with one for negative yards, while Brandon Harold, Tysyn Hartman and John Houlik each had nine tackles. Harold had four tackles for negative yards, which included three sacks. He also forced a fumble.
RUN OF THE GAME:
Who else? Brandon Banks left d-back Jase Hartenbower grasping at only air after a juke in the middle of a 64-yard catch-and-run in the second half. Banks reminded fans how he's the fastest man on cleats ... since Darren Sproles.
HIT OF THE GAME:
It came on offense as tight end/fullback Braden Wilson caught a dump pass from Coffman with the 6-foot-4, 245-pounder mauling 6-0, 205-pound defensive back Marc St. Felix on a seven-yard pass.
Ryan Doerr averaged 45.2 yards on five attempts with a long punt of 58 yards while with the Purples, plus 45.8 yards on four ties with the Whites. On extra points, Josh Cherry was a perfect 3-of-3, Brandon Klimek a perfect 2-of-2, and Anthon Cantele hit his only attempt. Cherry was true on a 20-yard field goal, but missed on a 56-yarder.
Among those two-deep players missing the game apparently due to injuries were punter D.J. Fulhage, wide receiver Adrian Hilburn, plus defensive backs Logan Dold, Chris Canty, Otis Johnson and Adrian Stryker.
The roster included 94 players with 39 of those coming from Kansas high schools and Sunflower community colleges. Included were: Brandon Klimek, Manhattan; Adrian Stryker, Valley Heights; Cole Bachamp, Manhattan; Jase Hartenbower, Riley; and, Kaleb Drinkgern, Marysville.
The attendance was announced at 12,804.
1st UNIT OFFENSE
QB - Carson Coffman, Jr
RB - Keithen Valentine, Sr
WR - Brandon Banks, Sr
WR - Brice Vignery, Sr
WR - Attrail Snipes, Sr
TE - Jeron Mastrud, Sr
LT - Nick Stringer, Sr
LG - Brock Unruh, Sr
C - Wade Weibert, Jr
RG - Colten Freeze, Soph
RT - Clyde Aufner, Soph
1st UNIT DEFENSE
DE - Brandon Harold, Soph
DT - Jeffrey Fitzgerald, Sr
DT - Daniel Calvin, Sr
DE - Eric Childs, Sr
LB - Alex Hrebec, Soph
LB - John Houlik, Sr
DB - Courtney Herndon, Sr
DB - Billy McClellan, Sr
DB - Tysyn Hartman, Soph
DB - Craig Boswell, Sr
DB - Joshua Moore, Jr
PK - Josh Cherry, Jr
P - Ryan Doerr, Fr; George Pierson, Sr