Kansas State Throttles Michigan in Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl

December 29, 2013 at 3:21a    by Jason Priestas    

Kansas State dumped Michigan 31-14 in the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl, earning a rare bowl win for the Wildcats and sending the Wolverines to 7-6 in Brady Hoke's third season on the job. And hey, what do you know, that was Rich Rodriguez's record for his final campaign in Ann Arbor.

Michigan, starting true freshman Shane Morris at quarterback for an injured Devin Gardner, was dominated in every facet of the game, and was held out of the end zone until running back Fitzgerald Toussaint scored with 1:15 to play.

The Wolverines were limited to 65 yards on the ground, while Kansas State moved up and down the field at will, punting just once on the night. Wildcat receiver Tyler Lockett hauled in 10 receptions for 116 yards and three touchdowns, one coming on one of the prettier double moves you'll ever see.

Hoke is now 26-13 in three seasons at Michigan and falls to 7-11 away from Michigan Stadium.



00Buck's picture

STINK..........STANK..............STUNK...........  WHAT MORE TO EXPECT FROM SKUNK

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Buster Hymen's picture

Hoke isn't the answer. However I don't see a viable replacement right now. I think this is endemic of college football in general. There just aren't that many whizz-bang coaches out there.

BuckeyeInOrlando's picture

I hear Lane Kiffin is available...

45has2's picture

Jon Gruden. He'll recruit 16 QB's and no O linemen.

"I don't like nice people. I like tough, honest people." -W.W. Hayes

JozyMozy's picture

That 2 point conversion play they ran...good lord. You wanna talk about some serious PTSD...that close.

Buckeyevstheworld's picture

The score should have been worse than that.

I'm surprised that Mattison gets a pass while Borges gets most of the blame.

"YOLO" = I'm about to do something extremely ignorant/stupid & I need an excuse to do it.

ArizonaBuckeye's picture

Brady Hoke...

"There's nothing that cleanses your soul like getting the hell kicked out of you." -Woody Hayes-

UrbanCulture's picture

He will try to use the "started true freshman backup quarterback" argument. But "this is Michigan." Michigan should be able to beat a middle tier big 12 school with its third string QB

faux_maestro's picture

At least they didn't lose to "line of scrimmage" this game. They had a losing streak against that formidable opponent at one point this year. 

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Chestnut Ridge Buckeye's picture

This was pretty much the same type of effort we saw out of UM for all of the latter half of this past season, except of course their game against OSU...smh...

BuckeyeEd's picture

Sparty, Badgers and Bucks better show up.....The Skunk Weasels did us no favors last night. They got Stomped in every aspect of the game. While chuckling at their demise, be aware that the B1G is in serious trouble. Again, Sparty, Badgers, and Bucks.......All need to win...I do not even mention Iowa, they do not have a chance against LSU.

bukyze's picture

Who gives a shit about scUM?   One lesser bowl game does not define the B1G. The rest of the conference needs to step up.  Watching them get throttled was an absolute delight. Every time they lose, no matter what sport it happens to be, I always have the same reaction:

Buckabroad's picture

Amen to that. I will cheer for all B1G teams in bowl games, with this one exception. Will be interesting to see if any coaching changes ensue in the off-season.

"The minute we stop expecting greatness, we become Wisconsin."

buckeyedude's picture

Agree completely, Buckeyeed(?). If the B1G doesn't win out, and I think it's highly unlikely they will, the entire nation is going to be screaming Arizonabuckeye's GIF.


Chief B1G Dump's picture

Win a majority of our Jan 1 (and 3rd) games and all of these garbage bowls will be forgotten.
But we have to win some dang games. I think us and Sparty can mask quite a bit...but would be nice for the others to win a game or 2.

Knarcisi's picture

I think Iowa has more than a fair chance. Best OL I saw all year. And they tend to show up for bowl games. There's a reason LSU has 3 losses. 

Brutus's picture

Agreed.  LSU probably has more talent at every position but they are without their starting QB for this game and let's not forget what Arkansas did to LSU at home.  LSU either wins because of sheer athleticism or they lose because they play typical Les Miles undisciplined football.

Unky Buck's picture

I'm not sure that Iowa can win, but I'm with you 2...I won't count them out. With Mettenberger out, it puts the load on a mediocre to decent rushing game and that plays to Iowa's strength. Again, they may not win, but it'll be a fairly close, low scoring game.


CentralFloridaBuckeye's picture

Glad they lost!  Now time for the remaining teams in the B1G to get some wins. 
The two big ones (Orange and Rose) will have more weight on where the conference stands.  Would like to see teams like Nebraska and Iowa pull out a win though.  Will be tough, but that's life.
Go Bucks!!

buckeyedude's picture

I kept falling asleep throughout this game. What I did see of it though, I was pretty impressed with the KSU defense. Those kids know how to TACKLE. It seemed like more of a domination than when MSU throttled them. It also is a reminder of how pourous the OSU defense is/was this year.
I think I also saw Lewan bleeding again.


Bucks777's picture

Agree 100%. After watching how teams like Minnesota, MSU and now Kansas State (2 & 3 star athletes, with some walk on mixed in there) completely dominate against the Michigan Offense,  it better start sending a message to the coaches that our defense is  not all that!  We are very porous and things need to get fixed and with the talent we have it really ...just doesn't make any sense!
keyword that you said  "TACKLE"  Kansas State just showed how to play FUNDAMENTALLY sound football, tackle in open spaces, be where you need to be on each play call, stay at home, flock to the ball, shred blocks.  They have been taught that way because they don't have the greatest talent.  So a lesser player rated defense (that is fundamentally sound)  is greater than a defense with 4 & 5 star athletes that do not play fundamentally sound, makes perfect sense to me.

buckeyerose's picture

Lewan bleeds every game.  He has a pimple on his forhead that he picks pregame.  
I also fell asleep while Hoke was talking some nonsense at half time.  When I next noticed the TV screen it was blank.  

Just win!  

Hovenaut's picture

Turned it off at the half, too much meh. 
Doesn't look like I missed much either. 

"Success - it's what you do with what you got" - Woody Hayes

buckeyedude's picture

I spelled porous wrong. You guys are slackin'.


Hovenaut's picture

I'm just a moderately good speler. 

"Success - it's what you do with what you got" - Woody Hayes

bigbadbuck's picture

you spelled "speeler" wrong.

Battles are sometimes won by generals; wars are nearly always won by sergeants and privates. Football is no different, the guys down in the trenches win the games, not the coach.            

buckeye70's picture

As he boarded the plane with his 80 pound to go bag of wild wings Brady exclaimed " We will do our best to get back here next year.  My defensive and offensive coordinators are very grateful for the wings".


buckeyerose's picture

If *ichigan men were smart....they would crawl to Akron, Ohio and beg on bended, bruised and bloodied knee Jim Tressel to be their head coach. Promise him the moon whatever it takes.  
However they aint that smart.  

Just win!  

Ericgobucks's picture

I agree with you, However, there's no way Tressel would coach them. I sure hope not!

Beat Meatchicken's picture

I would rather attend my own funeral than see Jimmy T coach Meatchicken

tosubuckeye's picture

By all accounts I hope tsun KEEPS Hoke; he is the perfect medicine for Buckeye football.  In fact, moreso than RichRod.  RichRod's teams had a top offense that scored points against every team. It was his lack of defense that did him in. This current tsun team is challenged on both sides of the ball, save the moral victory over us, which I believe gave tsun brass the courage to award this coaching staff another year. I love beating these guys. Hope they keep Hoke and groupies for a long time. GO BUCKS!!!!


ATXbucknut's picture

I didn't see the game. How many assaults did Lewan have?

razrback16's picture

Not sure about after the game, but just one harassment of a cheerleader during the game --

Alpo's picture

That was weird. I wonder what he really said to that little girl right then. She certainly seemed shocked at whatever moment came outta that slugs mouth.

Scarlet_Lutefisk's picture

Why all the fuss? He merely offered her a free moustache ride.

Whoa Nellie's picture

Class act all the way . . .

“Don’t fear criticism. The stands are full of critics. They play no ball. They fight no fights. They make no mistakes because they attempt nothing. Down on the field are the doers, they make mistakes because they attempt many things.”

MN Buckeye's picture

Glad Mi lost. Now for Sparty and WI, along with OSU, to make the B1G respectable again.

RBuck's picture

"It's just another case of there you are". ~ Doc (1918-2012)

toledobuckeyefanjim's picture

The Great Shane got a 53.7 QB rating from ESPN. He will ride the pines next year if Gardner comes back. He still can't figure it out for himself that he's wasting whatever talent he has at scUM by holding a clipboard during games.

LeftCoastBuck's picture

Wins by us, Sparty and Bucky would be the biggest slap in the face to scUM I can think of. Happy New Year Ass@@@@s

"To crush the Wolverines, to see them driven from their stadium, and to hear the lamentation of their fans" Conan the Barbarian (paraphrased) on "what is best in life."

Hello_Heisman's picture

Wrong.  That already happened when MSU played OSU in the B1G title game.  Football Armageddon has arrived for Michigan.  We're officially a mediocre program living off past glory.  When you have 2 or 3 bad years (e.g. The RichRod years), you can quickly explain that away.  But when your record dating back to 2005 even excluding the RichRod years is 53-23 with 2 bowl wins, no conference championships, a 1-5 vs your chief rival and you have been completely lapped within your own state by a program that was historically inferior to you for 40 years......well, there's really not much left to say.  I thought that this coaching staff had the program trending in the right direction coming into this year but it's painfully clear that I was wrong.  
I turned off this stupid ass bowl game halfway through because of two reasons:
1.  Michigan was playing like shit and the defense clearly was unprepared 
2.  The wings at Buffalo Wild Wings are terrible.  

60% of the time it works.....every time

Hello_Heisman's picture

Someone please tell me that the post above got downvoted because of the comments about Michigan football and NOT because of the quality of the wings at Buffalo Wild Wings.  I can take the downvotes about Michigan, but I refuse to acknowledge that the wings at Buffalo Wild Wings are any good. 
Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life son, and soggy chicken skin is no way to make good buffalo wings.

60% of the time it works.....every time

Run_Fido_Run's picture

To be fair, the wing sauces at BWW are pretty good. I'm partial to Spicy Garlic and Thai Curry, respectively.
But I agree, I can cook way better wings on my grill at home. I brine 'em, then cook 'em high heat over charcoal, constantly turning/moving them to get just the right mild char. The result is crispy yet bite-through-able skin, with succulent smoky meat. Adding sauce complements the wings, but they're pretty damn good "naked" right off the grill. 
Try eating BWW wings with no sauce . . . 

Hello_Heisman's picture

I agree - their sauces are fine but not nearly enough to overcome the poor preparation of the chicken.  I'd rather watch a replay of the BWW bowl than be forced to eat BWW wings with no sauce. 

60% of the time it works.....every time

hetuck's picture

KSU lost to the FCS champ. That doesn't bode well for TTUN's next season's opener. 

Winning is a habit. Unfortunately, so is losing.
Vince Lombardi

Ericgobucks's picture

To be fair, all of Hoke's seats are hot. But that's because his ass is huge. 

otrain2416's picture

Hoke probably was confused why there was a football game. I think he accepted the bid for the all you can eat wing contest.

Knarcisi's picture

There's a lot of BTU in that seat. 

RufusVonDufus's picture

Hoke is a joke and Michigan still sucks!