Steve Megargee describes it best. The Kansas State Wildcats are a good football team. Saturday proved that they're not a great one. Whether they can continue to make strides is up to them over the next few weeks against formidable competition.
Yesterday's loss to the Oklahoma Sooners proved that K-State is on a different tier than the elite powers of the Big 12. But that doesn't mean that Bill Snyder's team cannot make the leap. After all, they've already gone farther than anyone believed they would in the first place.
"No matter what happens the rest of the season, K-State has exceeded expectations," says Megargee, writer for Rivals.com. "The Wildcats already have matched their win total from last season and their next victory will guarantee their first eight-win season since 2003, when the Wildcats went 11-4 and captured the Big 12 title. Kansas State already has proved it's a good team. So has Clemson. They're just not quite great teams, at least not yet."
K-State presents the best of what can happen any season when the right coaching mixes with the talent on the roster to create an unpredictable situation. Anything is possible week in and week out and the Wildcats have proven that to be true. Now they must move forward and earn that next win to start to take the leap into greatness.