Good News, Bad News

Good News, Bad News

For the first time since Bill Snyder's first season in 1989, Kansas State has a 1-2 record after its name three games into the season. While the Wildcats showed signs of improvement in Saturday's 23-9 loss at UCLA Saturday, there's still plenty of reason for concern.


GOOD NEWS

K-State snapped the ball 72 times and had 34:03 of possession time.
BAD NEWS …

UCLA out-offensed the Wildcats 359-268 using just 58 offensive plays.
GOOD NEWS …

K-State allowed the Bruins to convert just 3 of 10 third-down plays.
BAD NEWS …

The Wildcats converted just 3 of 14 third down snaps.
GOOD NEWS …

KSU's Josh Cherry made his first field goal of the year from 26 yards.
BAD NEWS …

Cherry then missed from 40 yards, leaving him 1-of-5 for the year, plus the Wildcats botched their second extra point of the year.
GOOD NEWS …

K-State did have 138 rushing yards.
BAD NEWS …

K-State had 69 yards in losses leaving a net of just 69 rushing yards. The Wildcats were tackled nine times for losses, which included six sacks.
GOOD NEWS …

Brandon Banks was brilliant with kickoff returns of 40, 39 and 36 yards.
BAD NEWS …

Banks remains as only a modest threat as a receiver as his six catches netted only 33 yards, or a bit more than five yards per catch.
GOOD NEWS …

Daniel Thomas continues to be the real deal with 54 rushing yards, 61 more as a receiver, plus completed his only pass for six yards.
BAD NEWS …

Carson Coffman netted just six rushing yards with 67 yards to the good, but 61 yards in sacks.
GOOD NEWS …

K-State moved the ball into UCLA territory on each of its first-half possessions.
BAD NEWS …

Those drives ended in a field goal and four punts.
GOOD NEWS …

K-State had six tackles for a negative seven yards.
BAD NEWS …

UCLA had nine tackles for a negative 69 yards on K-State. That included six sacks for a negative 55 yards.
GOOD NEWS …

Jeron Mastrud continues to be an able tight end with two more catches for 20 yards.
BAD NEWS …

K-State's quarter-by-quarter scoring this season against Division I teams is 3 in the first, 0 in the second, 6 in the third, and 13 in the fourth quarter.
GOOD NEWS …

Up next … another Division I-AA type opponent is next on the Wildcats' schedule at 1:10 Saturday at Bill Snyder Family Stadium – Kansas State vs. Tennessee Tech.

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