November 5, 2007

Prince's Cats need win at Nebraska

Kansas State players on Monday hadn't yet viewed tape of all the many ways Kansas reached the end zone 11 times against Nebraska last weekend. They really weren't interested in how the Jayhawks scored 76 points, the most ever allowed by the Huskers, either. But here's something the Wildcats do know: The prospect of beating the Huskers on Saturday in Lincoln would do K-State a world of good.

As K-State coach Ron Prince said, "I can't imagine anything that could be better."

"We need a win on the road," Prince said. "We need to win this week. We need to win any way we can find it."

K-State, 5-4 overall and 3-3 in the Big 12, comes off a damaging 31-20 loss at Iowa State that for all intents and purposes squelched any hopes of capturing the North. While the Wildcats missed opportunity after opportunity in Ames, about four hours away No. 8 Kansas administered a stomping for the ages over the Huskers in Lawrence.

"They're struggling a little bit," K-State quarterback Josh Freeman said. "There's not much to say. They're just not having a good year."

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