Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

Trip in Time: 20 Years Ago, K-State Stuffs Oklahoma Behind Howard, Simoneau

Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

Trip in Time: 20 Years Ago, K-State Stuffs Oklahoma Behind Howard, Simoneau

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20 YEARS AGO | OCT. 25, 1997

K-STATE 26, OKLAHOMA 7

NORMAN, Okla. -- The performance by Kansas State was described by coach Bill Snyder as "very average.''

Average, however, was good enough to beat Oklahoma handily under John Blake.

The only score by the Sooners came on a 66-yard drive to begin the second half, but cut the No. 14 Wildcats' lead to 10-7.

"We were going to be in some trouble there if we didn't get the brakes put on,'' Snyder said. "The offense wasn't necessarily lighting up the scoreboard.''

Still, K-State did enough behind 158 yards passing from quarterback Michael Bishop and 82 yards rushing from Eric Hickson.

Defensively, the Cats forced six fumbles. Two recoveries by defensive end Darren Howard were key. The first came just before halftime after a red zone hit on the Sooners quarterback by tackle Damion McIntosh. …

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