November 15, 2006

Cats using past pain as motivation

As much as it pains them to admit it, the scene on the turf at Snyder Family Stadium after last Saturday's 45-42 win over No. 4 Texas wasn't altogether new to many of Kansas State's players. The Wildcats witnessed a similar celebration two years ago - at their expense - as Kansas fans stormed the field in Lawrence after the Jayhawks snapped an 11-game losing streak to their in-state rivals.

Senior defensive tackle Quintin Echols drew comparisons between the two events when asked what stuck out in his mind about the 31-28 loss at KU on Oct. 9, 2004.

"The only thing I really remember was walking off their fields when their fans rushed the field," he said. "It was probably a lot like Texas felt last week."

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