The Kansas State Wildcats entered the weekend 3-0 coming off a big win at Miami. The Wildcats had no time to rest, however, as the #15 Baylor Bears came into town with a Heisman hopeful winner Robert Griffin III leading them. K-State was up to the test as they found a way to defeat Baylor 36-35. Robert Griffin III had his way for the first three quarters scoring 35 points and throwing over 300 yards but then the Wildcats shut him down in the fourth quarter. The cats even forced him to throw his first interception of the year, which lead to the go ahead field goal with 3:10 left in the game. Then the defense, behind a strong support from the home crowd, was able to stop the Baylor’s high powered offense again to secure the victory.
Bill Snyder, coach of the Kansas State Wildcats, stuck with his play of trying to slow down the Baylor’s offense and keeping them off the field. Baylor’s offense is all about showcasing their star quarterback and his ability to throw and run the ball. They play a very up-tempo game, averaging just over 2 minutes per scoring drive. But when the Wildcats got the ball, they stuck with their ground and pound style and running the play clock down as much as possible to keep Baylor off the field. The best way to slow down a high powered offense is to keep them off the field with a slow and methodical approach on offense.
The coaching staff of the Kansas State Wildcats deserves a lot of credit for their game plan and execution during the game. Game planning can only get you so far, though, junior quarterback Collin Klein also had a huge part in executing the game plan to perfection. Overall, the Kansas State Wildcats look like they could be for real. They have yet another big test this next weekend when rival Missouri comes into town.
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