It could've ended on Aug. 30.
This Kansas State football season could've died right there at Bill Snyder Family Stadium, before a national audience on a brand-new national sports network, along on the big stage under the Friday night lights. North Dakota State 24, Wildcats 21 could've killed it outright.
It could've ended on Sept. 21, when Texas pulled up its big boy pants and pummeled K-State for the first time in a decade.
It could've ended on Oct. 5 in Stillwater, when a lead slipped agonizingly away, or on Oct. 12, when it was the same script, only this time with Baylor making the Houdini escape.
It seemed as if any time coach Bill Sndyer settled on a particular quarterback, said quarterback would reward him with a turnover that felt like a sucker punch straight to the kidneys. The defense looked tired and green, or green and tired, depending on the week.
At 2-4, tents could've been folded.
At 6-4, they can now be pitched, confidently, somewhere in Texas or California during lat...