Big 12 contender Kansas State loses to Missouri on 61-yard field goal

The Big 12 is Texas’ conference for the taking. That much seems apparent after a wild Saturday for the conference.

Iowa State proved they were who we thought they were in a 10-7 loss to the Ohio Bobcats. The Cyclones now look like an easy win for the Longhorns down the road barring a significant turnaround.

The biggest takeaway from Saturday’s early action involves the reigning Big 12 champion Kansas State Wildcats. Many projected the Wildcats would make the conference championship game. They didn’t look much like a conference title team on Saturday.

The Missouri offense and wide receiver Luther Burden III cooked the K-State secondary. That unit is the reason why we expected Texas to dominate the Wildcats in Austin later this year. We told you that defense wasn’t going to be good. So far, it looks like the defense is about as we expected.

Missouri quarterback Brady Cook torched the Kansas State secondary to the tune of 356 yards and two touchdowns on 35 attempts. Three Missouri receivers caught a pass of 40 yards or more. Two more added a 25-yard plus reception.

Kansas State’s offense performed well, but its defense is vulnerable. We will see Big 12 offenses look to attack the Wildcats secondary as the season progresses.

Story originally appeared on Longhorns Wire