The Kansas State Wildcats lost yesterday to the Oklahoma Sooners 58-17. But it was more than just a game. With the game, some significant chances were lost for a team that wasn't expected to contend in the first place. In fact, their hopes for anything related to the BCS are likely gone with the loss to the Sooners.
SB Nation's Samuel Chi calls them one of the biggest losers of the week in terms of the BCS Projections. Chi writes, "Clemson lost, too, but at least it's still in line for a spot in the ACC title game and a BCS bowl invitation. The Wildcats not only got exposed as frauds, they have three more ranked opponents the next three consecutive weeks. Never mind the BCS title game or a BCS bowl, this whole magical season may go poof rather quickly."
Bill Snyder is bound to have his team respond better than what Chi is predicting here, but he's right about the rigorous schedule that K-State has coming up. There's still a level of competition ahead that could keep the Cats on the national bowl picture, but the chances of that aren't very likely.