October 10, 2007

Putting KU behind will be a test

After a crushing home loss to an in-state rival, senior wide receiver Jordy Nelson and the Kansas State football will attempt to turn the page Saturday when they come face to face with a red-hot Colorado team that demands their full attention. The Buffaloes are 2-0 in Big 12 Conference play, and would be happy to hand K-State its second consecutive loss if Wildcats are focused on anything but the task at hand.

"We have to prepare to play well again this week," Nelson said. "If you win or lose a game on Saturday, you can't think too much about it, because, in seven days, you're going to have to play again. You can't get too high or too low, or you're just going to lose again."

That might be easier said than done, as the damage done by last Saturday's loss will be especially hard to shake. Since 1970, the Wildcats are 4-12 in games following a loss in the Sunflower Showdown, and preventing that record from going to 4-13 should be the only thing on the team's mind as they head into another crucial conference game.

"We definitely feel like this week is a must win," said a Kansas State quarterback Josh Freeman. "It's a Big 12 North game, and it's as big as any game is going to be this season."

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