Kansas State Team Report Dec 4, 2013
The season did not meet the expectations Kansas State established since Bill Snyder returned to coaching.
Outside the program, no one really figured the Wildcats would put forth much of a bid to defend the Big 12 championship they captured a year ago. Or even approach the double-digit win totals they managed each of the last two seasons. A preseason media poll picked Kansas State fifth.
Well, it did finish fifth. Still, the 7-5 finish, coupled with a 5-4 mark in league play, was unsettling, even after Kansas State thumped in-state rival Kansas, 31-10, to close the regular season.
"Finishing 7-5 is simply not good enough," said defensive end Ryan Mueller, the Big 12 leader with 11.5 sacks. ...More