The Wildcats scored only one touchdown and a pair of field goals in a 31-12 loss to the Baylor Bears in front of 50,448 fans at Bill Snyder Family Stadium on Saturday. The Wildcat defense surrendered 426 yards of total offense to the Bears on only 23 minutes of possession in the game. K-State’s only touchdown came on a five-yard pass from Skylar Thompson to Dalton Schoen with 6:24 remaining in the fourth quarter.
K-State Coach Chris Klieman noted opponents are running against the Wildcats. ” I thought early on they were blitzing the heck out of us and we did a really good job. Skylar did a good job of checking off to a lot of quick throws and quick hitches and those were good. Then they kept the blitzes on but they rolled their coverage which took a few things away.”
K-State ( 3-2 0-2 ) was 6-17 on third down conversions. Klieman stated. We have a really good plan for the three down. We have to execute the plan and we have to continue to get better.”
On low confidence for the Wildcats after to straight losses the coach said, “That’s human nature but that’s our jobs as coaches, to get them back and the jobs of seniors. We are all accountable.
We all have to get better and it starts with me and I’ve got to be better and make sure to push the right buttons.” Klieman added, “The seniors have to be better, everybody’s got to get invested a little bit more so that we can get this thing turned. Once again, we are going to get this thing turned, we’re 3we have a bye week probably not at a great time but we have the bye weeks s owe have to utilize it and get better.”
Skylar Thompson was asked how much the losses to Oklahoma State and Baylor the last two weeks have hurt the team’s confidence. “I mean it’s tough. Any time you go out and don’t play the way you want to….I don’t want to say it hurts our confidence because, y’know, I think we’re all confident in our ability and know what we should be able to do, but it just comes down to going out there and executing.”
This next week will be a bye week for Kansas State before they host TCU on Oct. 19. The Wildcats wore an alternative uniform for the Baylor Game for the first time in 30 years, with white pants and white helmets.