Like I always say, any team can win on any given night. Tonight was not our night. There were plenty of mistakes made but this team didn’t give up until the final whistle.

If you’re a fan, you don’t leave a game early unless you’re dying. Family sticks together during the good, the bad, and the ugly. If you don’t want your team to give up, you shouldn’t give up.

With that being said, here are my thoughts on the game.

What I liked:

  • Well, there isn’t much I liked about this game but I will have to say that the defensive line was pretty impressive, holding Baylor to 31 points.
  • Our ability to hold the ball for long possessions is also a major factor in why Baylor only scored 31 points.
  • When we controlled the clock and ran the ball, we actually moved the ball. We need to continue to stick to this right now because it’s what’s working for us.

What I didn’t like:

  • Three turnovers in a one possession game. I don’t have to say much about that. It was awful.
  • The first turnover came with around 12 minutes to go in the second quarter. To me, it looked like Hubener was down but it was a tough call.
  • The second pick during the first half came when Hubener tried to go deep and was picked. It’s not a secret, Hubener struggles with passing and the long ball. This was a bad play call.
  • Our secondary was playing way too deep most of the night. We got burned deep several times on short yardage situations.
  • The play call of the double pass with Hubener and Cook at the end of the game. Kody should’ve thrown it away in that situation. He was throwing into triple coverage.

When you look at the scoreboard, things definitely seemed much closer than they felt. We just made way too many mistakes tonight and it cost us the game. Jarrett Stidham was excellent in his first start for Baylor.

I love this team, I love K-State. It’s absolutely heart-breaking watching us winless in conference play. I’m not ready to give up, I hope you’re not either.

About The Author

Dara is a 2013 graduate of Kansas State University and misses Manhattan everyday. She works overnight at KSN in Wichita as the morning show producer and all other times watching sports, writing about sports, and tweeting about sports. Follow her on Twitter at @SportsWithDara.

Related Posts