September 17, 2006

Focus shifts to Louisville after 3-0 start

The penalty was for illegal celebration. But perhaps the dive by Jermaine Moreira into the end zone to cap a 44-yard touchdown reception in the fourth quarter as Kansas State whipped Marshall 23-7 on Saturday was the perfect medicine for the Wildcats, who must stay grounded - both in mind and in body - in preparing for the highest-ranked non-conference opponent to visit Manhattan in 31 years.

K-State's spirit hasn't been higher in quite some time as the defense didn't give up any points for a second straight game - this time, against a quality opponent in a crucial test.

Now comes the biggie.

The Wildcats, 3-0, will enter a huge game against short-handed No. 8 Louisville at 11:10 a.m. Saturday at Bill Snyder Family Stadium, as the Wildcats seek their first win over a Top 10 non-conference opponent in school history.

K-State is 0-11 all-time in the department, but has won four of the last seven times it has played a ranked non-conference foe since 1995. Three of those victories came in bowl games.

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