October 7, 2007

'We lost and we feel badly about it'

Kansas State's season hit a crimson-and-blue roadblock for a second straight season and Kansas jumped to the top of the Big 12 North by emphatically answering doubters with a 30-24 win over the Wildcats on Saturday, giving the Jayhawks their third series win in four years and their first victory in Manhattan since 1989. The big question? That now belongs to the dazed Wildcats, who have one week to bounce back.

"We lost and we feel badly about it, but we have a game in seven days and I won't even be thinking about it," quarterback Josh Freeman said. "It's never easy to swallow a loss. I hate losing. (Sunday) we just have to come out, watch the film and get it out of our system."

Might want to grab a Snickers. It could be an interesting film session, as the Wildcats count the ways they squandered field position in the first quarter and the number of times Kansas handled them up front and finally humbled them in front of 50,924 at Bill Snyder Family Stadium and a regionally televised audience.

"We played a terrific football team today, a team that has balance offensively, can run the football and had a terrific quarterback who can pass it and make all the throws that are necessary to play and win in the game," said K-State coach Ron Prince, who is winless in his two tries against Kansas. "We played a team that has a terrific defense that can stop the run and a team that was able to put pressure on the quarterback. This team really didn't allow us to have any plays in the kicking game to impact the game.

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