Tennessee Tech Game - September 26, 2009
Are the Cats back? Too soon to say, but they played a strong game on Saturday defeating Tennessee Tech 49-7. Field goals remain elusive as the only attempt on Saturday sailed off to the side. As we know from the Louisian Lafayette game field goals can be the difference between winning and losing. Quarterback Coffman, however, completed 8 of 9 passes and Brandon Banks had a game of a lifetime as he returned two, 90-yard kicks for touchdowns.
UCLA Game - September 19, 2009
K-Staters this Prior to Saturday evenings game with UCLA, a large contingent of CaliforniaCats gathered for a pre-game 'Watch Party' at Barney's Ltd. Barney's Ltd. was one of two Barney's in Pasadena's Old Town that hosted K-Stater's to prepare for the game. The Alumni Association estimated that 5,000 K-Staters were in attendance at the game, plus the CaliforniaCat contingent of 66 fans.
The Rose Bowl lived up to it's reputation. The setting was fabulous as the stadium is sited amongst nearby mountains and the temperature was mild. Our top of stadium seats were very good as they ranged between the 20-25 yard line.
Now to the game. As the Cat's are in a coaching transition, the 23-9 loss was not necessarily a surprise. The quarterback play was improved, but the kicking game remains disappointing and the defense is much improved over last year. Running back Daniel Thomas seems to be the real deal having another solid game.