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A STINGING LOSS

MANHATTAN, Kan. - All that stood between Kansas State and a trip to the BCS national championship game was eight quarters of football. That was four against hapless Baylor, and four against Texas. Today, it is the Bears celebrating their first ever win against a No. 1 team in the nation, and K-State now needing a win over the Longhorns to win a Big 12 title.

Pick the two most painful losses in Kansas State history, the games on Dec. 5, 1998, and Nov. 17, 2012, will be the first to come to mind. In Wildcat football history, twice the Purples were on the doorstep to a national championship game … but lost. In 1998, it was a devastating 36-33 double-overtime loss to Texas A&M; in 2012, it was an embarrassing 52-24 loss to Baylor. Bill Snyder said after...

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