December 29, 2006

K-State suffers bowl blowout

HOUSTON -- When Kansas State freshman quarterback Josh Freeman proclaimed, "Fasten your seat belts. It's about to get crazy," this assuredly wasn't what he had in mind. For three hours, an estimated 25,000 Wildcat fans, at times too stunned to stand, watched No. 16 Rutgers hand their team its worst loss in its bowl history - a 37-10 romp in what will go down as the Texas Bowl Blowout.

Forty-one days and numerous practices removed from a regular season-ending disappointment - a 19-point loss at Kansas - seemingly rejuvenated K-State saw its offense stall and its defense torched while the Scarlet Knights affirmed their recovery from their BCS blues and reaffirmed their status as one of the nation's best squads.

The Wildcats, 7-6, lost by at least two touchdowns for the sixth time in 2006 - the most by any K-State team since 1989.

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