Not only did K-State take a beating on the scoreboard, but on the field as well.
Safety Tysyn Hartman, the team’s leading tackler, suffered what is believed to be a concussion, and Daniel Thomas suffered a knee injury. The seriousness of the injuries are not known, but neither returned to the game.
Defensive end Brandon Harold played his first snaps of the season after a preseason injury to his left knee forced him to miss the first five games of the season.
Harold, however, appeared to re-injure that knee and was helped from the field. He insists, however, he’ll be ready to play in Saturday’s 6 p.m. kickoff against Texas A&M.
On Tuesday of last week, Snyder hinted at redshirting Harold, but said after the game, “I thought he practiced well during the course of the week. We were a little concerned about his conditioning, so we weren’t going to play him a great deal, so I can’t tell you how well he did or didn’t play.”
Harold admitted, “I found myself a little tired at times,” but he added, “I was just focused on getting back on the field. That was my main goal.”
Of the play of the team, Harold said, "I don't know exactly what's going on with the team. This was my first game. We just had a couple (of the same) problems that we had in other games. I don't know exactly what has been going on, but we need to find ourselves defensively."