October 28, 2006

One step closer...

Kansas State entered Saturday's game against Iowa State two wins short of becoming bowl eligible for the first time since the 2003 season, and by scoring the game's final 31 points in a 31-10 victory over the Cyclones K-State has put itself in position to return to postseason play with just one more win in its remaining three contests against Colorado, Texas and Kansas.

ISU wasted little time in jumping out to a 10-0 lead thanks to a 6-yard touchdown run by tailback Jason Scales and a 48-yard Bret Culbertson field goal, but the Wildcats didn't panic despite the early deficit.

K-State received its biggest break with just less than six minutes left to play in the first half. The Wildcats were forced to punt after going three and out, but K-State ended up maintaining possession when ISU's Chris Singleton kicked the ball towards his own end zone before K-State's Brandon Archer eventually recovered the loose ball at the Cyclone 15-yard line.

ISU Coach Dan McCarney did his best to explain what happened.

"Singleton thought the ball hit Ryan Baum, and he was trying to recover it. Baum got knocked down and was yelling 'peter' to let them know to get away from it," McCarney said.

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