October 3, 2006

Analysis: First road game goes south

WACO, Texas - It wasn't, to say the least, what anyone associated with Kansas State football expected when the Wildcats traveled to Baylor to take on the 1-3 Bears. It was a great chance to get off to a strong start in the conference, but the Wildcats returned with a 17-3 loss, a new starting quarterback and a need to regroup.

After going into halftime trailing Baylor 7-3, K-State coach Ron Prince decided to pull senior Dylan Meier, who completed 11 of 22 pass attempts, with strong-armed freshman Josh Freeman. Freeman completed just 11 of 33 passes, but the fact that his 11 completions went for 196 yards and Meier's for 100 yards may best define the difference in the passes being thrown by the two.

"When you come on the road, you have to be able to execute and when you have people open you have to be able to protect and make all of those things happen," Prince said. "We just felt like we need to make sure we had a chance to do that. That we had some looks and weren't able to quite get them and that's the story."

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