So what now? Kansas State lost to Baylor 31-12 at home and is now 0-2 in conference play. Those are the facts, and honestly, there is little to analyze here. As Jon Morse noted in his recap, the punting was great, but everything else was awful: the offense was woefully inconsistent, the defense was stout, but wasted most of Devin Anctil’s excellent work, and there is the not-insignificant problem of the in-game coaching showing little innovation or urgency.
That the season is at a crossroads is self-evident, and at least in my opinion, it’s not too early to experience the sort of existential dread that goes with being a Big 12 cellar dweller.