October 23, 2007

Freeman continues to show progress

Nearly two days had passed since Josh Freeman experienced one of the best passing performances by any quarterback at Kansas State. Notice that he didn't enjoy one of the best performances. No, he didn't enjoy it. Not one bit. Freeman savors accomplishments only in victory. A cool customer on the field, the sophomore keeps a tight lid on any self-heaping praise in defeat. Even after his best outing yet in a career that continues to gain steam.

The truth: Freeman did everything he could during a 41-39 loss at Oklahoma State last weekend. He completed a school-record 36 passes in 51 attempts. He threw for 404 yards, a plateau only three other passers had ever reached in a purple uniform. He tossed three touchdowns, tying a career high, and for the fourth time in five games didn't suffer an interception.

A bittersweet performance?

"Just bitter," Freeman said on Monday.

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