Can you spell victory? I can!!! On Saturday, November 11, 2006 at 7pm on ABC, the Kansas State Wildcats were scheduled to take on the #4 Texas Longhorns. Everybody was a little weary about the Wildcats winning with how they’ve been playing up until this game. But everybody’s minds were about to change.

Opening drive, Texas gets the ball and scores. Also, their all-star quarterback is hurt and won’t return the rest of the game.

Kansas State returns the kickoff. Josh Freeman steps onto the field and leads the Cats to their first drive score. Tied 7-7.

2nd Quarter: Cats couldn’t get it going again and had a punt blocked for a Texas touchdown. Texas 14, Kansas State 7.

But they then bounced back and Josh Freeman hooked up with James Johnson for a touchdown. Tied 14-14.

The Cats held Texas to no score then Yamon Figurs returned a punt for 52 yards. Then Leon Patton runs for a touchdown. Cats up 21-14 at the half.

Then third quarter comes. It didn’t start off too good for the Cats, but then the heat got turned on.

Texas blocked another punt and their running back ran it in for a touchdown. Tied yet again 21-21.

Then the Cats come back but don’t get anything started. Yet.

Texas retrieves the punt, but then on the fourth play, the running back fumbles and the Cats recover.

Then came the two trick plays in a row for the touchdown. Jordy Nelson throwing to Rashaad Norwood, then Leon Patton throwing to Cedric Wilson for the Wildcat touchdown. Cats are up 28-21.

Then Texas fumbles again and the Cats recover. Josh Freeman hooks up with Yamon Figurs again for a touchdown. Cats up 35-21.

Texas gets their punt blocked, and Josh Freeman runs it in for a touchdown. Cats up 42-21. Can you believe it??

Texas would come back and score some. Cats up 42-35.

Then Jeff Snodgrass kicks a field goal to bring the Cats up 45-35. Enough lead to win the game, we thought.

Then Texas comes back and scores a quick touchdown. Cats up 45-42.

Texas tries an onside kick, which only goes 5 yards and Jordy Nelson recovers for the Cats.

First down Cats with 44 seconds left on the clock. Cats Win! Cats Win!

Then everybody rushes onto the field as shown in the picture above. If you would like a bigger picture, click here.


Posted on November 13, 2006, in Hells Yeah!, Sports. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. This game goes down as one of the most exciting KSU games I’ve seen! I’ve heard that several K-State players are up for recognition after this game. Ian Campbell is quite a hometown hero around here…kids are running around in purple jerseys with 98 on the back.

  2. Yeah, Campbell has been having an awesome year that’s for sure. It was kinda weird to see the words “Cimarron, KS” on national TV after Campbell’s name, he he.

    Freeman is up for National Player of the Week award.

    This along with the Cats winning their first basketball game of the season (that actually counts) has everybody pretty happy in Manhattan.

  3. Geeze. How can we do that good against Texas, then Freeman turn the ball over SIX times against KU!? Ugh. So much for the Alamo Bowl.

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