Nobody was talking about bowl games at Kansas State in mid-October, when the Wildcats were sitting at 2-4 and feeling bruised and battered after a loss to Baylor.
Nobody was giving up on the season, either.
So with the kind of steadfast resolve that has become a hallmark under Bill Snyder, Kansas State flipped the script. The Wildcats ripped off four straight wins to become bowl eligible, and then finished off their regular-season with a 31-10 rout of Kansas on Saturday.
The most likely destination now is the Holiday Bowl, where the Wildcats are 3-0.
''You know, I'm proud of the fact that they've come back,'' Snyder said Saturday, ''that they didn't give into it and move in a different direction.''
It could have easily happened.
There was the disheartening loss to North Dakota State on the same day the school dedicated a massive renovation to the stadium that bears Snyder's name. There was the underwhelming performance at Texas, and the back-to-back losses to Oklahoma State an...