Ultimate Battle for Ultimate Destiny: First Round

1996-2014 K-State Football

2014 vs 2000

It’s another battle of old school vs new school… and we get a Lockett vs Lockett. We also have Beasley vs Waters: 2 quarterbacks that are among the greats at K-State, but were probably under-appreciated by the much of the fan base. Let’s see how this one plays out.

You can see all the match ups so far, as well as the methodology, here.

The Matchup

 20142000
Seed107
Record9-4 (6-2 Big 12)11-3 (6-3 Big 12)
Head CoachBill SnyderBill Snyder
BowlAlamo (vs UCLA; L 40-35) Cotton (vs Tennessee; W 35-21)
Big 12 Award winnersFirst Team: Glenn Gronkowski, Tyler Lockett, BJ FInney, Tyler Lockett, Ryan Mueller, Randall Evans.

Second Team: Jake Waters, Curry Sexton, Cody Whitehair, Jonathon Truman, Dante Barnett, Danzel McDaniel

Honorable Mention: Travis Britz (DL), Elijah Lee (DFofY), Tyler Lockett (OPofY), Matt McCrane (PK), Ryan Mueller (DLofY), Bill Snyder (CofY), Boston Stiverson (OL)

Special Teams Player of the Year: Tyler Lockett

Co-Offensive Lineman of the Year: BJ Finney
1st Team: Quincy Morgan, WR; Aaron Lockett, PR; Jamie Rheem, PK; Mario Fatafehi, DL; Randall Cummins, OL (Coaches); Jerametrius Butler, DB (Coaches); Monty Beisel, DL (AP).

2nd Team: Ben Leber, LB; Milford Stephenson, OL (Coaches); Dyshod Carter, CB; Monty Beisel, DE (Coaches); Chris Johnson, DL (AP); Randall Cummins, C (AP); Jerametrius Butler (AP).

3rd Team (Coaches): Jonathan Beasley, QB; Josh Scobey, RB; Chris Johnson, DE.

Defensive Newcomer of the Year: Derrick Yates

Defensive Freshman of the Year: Terry Pierce
Pre-Tournament Salute Ranking#10#7

Seeding and methodology here

The Game

First Quarter

It’s a pretty uneventful first half, as both teams are testing the other’s strong defense. Neither team is able to get any sustained drives until the 2014 team puts one together late in the quarter. Even so, it only breaks across midfield to the 40, where they elect to punt after Jake Waters is stopped on 3rd down. The first quarter ends scoreless.

Second Quarter

The 2000 team starts with the ball in the 2nd, but are still unable to engineer a drive. Following a short punt return the 2014 team looks to Jake Waters to put something together. He completes a pass to Charles Jones, who fumbles it, but then recovers and makes it to the 44 yard line. Despite sacks by Ben Leber and Jason Kazar, Waters gets enough going to get the team into field goal range. Matthew McCrane hits from 50, and 2014 leads 3-0.

2000 needs an answer, and they don’t disappoint. Jonathan Beasley hits Quincy Morgan for a 24 and 34 yard gains and then completes the drive with a touchdown pass to Shad Meiers. 2000 leads 7-3.

Defense takes over for the remainder of the half, and the 200 team heads to the locker room with the 4 point lead.

Third Quarter

Thanks to a 32 yard pass from Jake Waters to Curry Sexton, the 2014 squad is able to take the opening drive into field goal range. The drive stalls out on the 25 yard line, but Matthew McCrane hits for his second field goal of the game. 2000 leads 7-6.

Midway through the quarter, the youngest Lockett is the first to break out. He returns a punt all the way to the 1 yard line before being pushed out of bounds. Charles Jones finishes the drive off, and now 2014 leads 13-7.

Not to be outdone by his nephew, Aaron Lockett gets in on the action with a 17 yard pass reception on the next drive. After a couple runs by Josh Scobey and Chris Claybon, the 2000 team is forced to attempt a 48 yard field goal, and Jamie Rheem is right on the money. 2014 leads 13-10.

 

Fourth Quarter

Midway through the 4th quarter Jamie Rheem is able to hit his 2nd field goal of the game, this time from 34, and we’re all tied up at 13.

2014 takes over, but can only manage a 3 yard scramble by Jake Waters and they’re forced to punt. Following a nice return by Aaron Lockett the 2000 team begins their drive on the 48 yard line. After a couple run plays, Josh Scobey breaks one from the 33 yard line all the way for the touchdown. With 2:20 remaining, 2000 leads 20-13.

Jake Waters looks to make the comeback drive, and he starts from his own 13 yard line. He connects with Tyler Lockett for the first down, but then on 4th & 13 he’s unable to connect. The drive is extended, though, on a pass interference call on the 2000 defense. 2 plays later there’s another pass interference call, and 2014 now has the ball on the 40 yard line with 38 seconds left. Jake connects with Kody Cook for for an 18 yard gain. Now on the 22, with 29 seconds to play they had off to Demarcus Robinson who picks up 2 and gets out of bounds. Charles Jones does the same on the next play, as the entire crowd is screaming, “THROW THE BALL!”  On 3rd & 7 Waters is run out of bounds on a broken play and picks up 1 yard. With one last gasp he finds Zach Trujillo in the end zone, but throws it just out of reach with 8 seconds remaining. Beasley takes a knee, and that’s our ball game.

 

Score by Quarters  Score 
2014 0 3 10  13
2000 0 7 10  20

You expect a good game between a 7 and 10 seed… but even as good as those defenses were, I think we all expected more scoring. As it is, 2000 advances.

Game Leaders:

tempPlayer of the Game
Josh Scobey
’00 Running Back
21 att, 100 yds, 1 TD

Leading Receiver
’14 Curry Sexton

5 rec, 90 yds, 0 TD

Leading Passer
’14 Jake Waters
17/33, 245 yds, 0 TD, 1 INT

The Bracket

ultimate bracket

 

Game 8 next week: 1st Round: 2013 vs 1998

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