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Wildcats score program-defining win

Kansas State beat Mississippi State 31-24 yesterday in Starkville, and this was about as good a non-conference road game as the Wildcats have played in recent memory. More importantly, the signature win allowed Chris Klieman and his new team to round into the conference schedule with an unblemished 3-0 record.

What did we learn from yesterday’s hardscrabble win? We learned we could beat ourselves with ridiculous miscues and still somehow win the game, as Jon Morse notes in his instant recap of the game.

That the win came in a road game over a ranked SEC opponent means that Kansas State is edging its way back onto the public college football conscious.