November 10, 2007

Cats collapse at Nebraska

LINCOLN, Neb. -- If Kansas State's 2007 season has, in fact, been a roller-coaster ride, Saturday's 73-31 loss to Nebraska was a steep, stomach-wrenching drop, as the 42-point defeat was K-State's worst in more than 18 years. But after being defeated by a lower-echelon Big 12 team for the second consecutive week, K-State head coach Ron Prince insisted that his team has not given up on the season.

"My kids don't quit," Prince said following Saturday's game. "They may get outplayed. They may get matched up against some things that are difficult to deal with, but we don't know anything about that word."

The K-State offense, which has recently been praised for its explosiveness, looked more like a firecracker than a stick of dynamite against the now 5-6 Huskers, as it managed to find the end zone just once during the first half of a game against one of the nation's worst defensive units. Meanwhile, Nebraska quarterback Joe Ganz torched the K-State secondary for a school-record seven passing touchdowns and 510 yards through the air in just his second career start.

"None of the phases contributed to helping us win today," Prince said. "As the coach, I'm responsible for that."

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