September 24, 2006

Cats set to move on to Big 12 play

Kansas State put up a valiant effort in a 24-6 loss to No. 8-ranked Louisville on Saturday at Bill Snyder Family Stadium. GoPowercat.com's D. Scott Fritchen takes a look at the highs, lows, numbers and players that played a part in the Wildcats' non-conference finale.




QUOTE OF THE GAME: "That was a very challenging team that we played, among the nation's best and we stood there toe-to-toe with them for a while. I like the way that coach Bobby Petrino has put his team together. It's a big, strong, fast team and he has been able to do that for a while, and we intend to have a team that can compete with teams like that very soon. I think all our players and all of us will be able to go back and see that there are some things that we can correct and that one of these days we are going to be right there with those kinds of teams. The record I don't think will reflect where we are and what we are. It's four non-conference games. Our objective here is to compete in Big 12 North and to try to win it. We will know more about that once we get to November when we are in the hunt and that is really how we are trying to put our team together. I am sure there are lots of other factors that will contribute to that and we just have to clean those up." -- Kansas State head coach Ron Prince on his team's performance.



NUMBER OF THE GAME: 1.2 - Average yards per carry on K-State's 10 rushes through three quarters.


13.8 - Average yards per carry on K-State's nine carries in the fourth quarter.



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