November 12, 2007

Wildcats still stinging from defeat

More than 48 hours after one of the more crushing losses in recent history, Kansas State players still have Nebraska on the brain. For most, Saturday's loss to the Huskers will resonate inside their heads for months, if not years, but senior safety Marcus Watts says the most devastating loss of his football career will stay with him for as long as he lives.

"You can almost compare it to losing a family member," he said.

Talk about taking a loss personally.

And though nobody else in the K-State locker room seemed to be as crushed by the defeat as Watts, the mood among the players is anything but upbeat, as the 73 points Nebraska hung on the Wildcats has certainly taken a toll on the squad's psyche.

"It's the same story, different verse, when it comes to what's going wrong," said linebacker Ian Campbell.

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