By GRANT MEECH
KWCH 12 Eyewitness Sports
8:39 PM CST, November 17, 2012
On a night when Baylor was their best, K-State wasn't.
The Wildcats dropped their first game of the season in Waco, TX Saturday night, 52-24.
K-State (10-1) allowed the most points all season to the Bears. Baylor came into Saturday, statistically, with the worst defense in the country - but they didn't play like that. They would not allow Collin Klein to get any rhythm on offense, and trailed 28-17 at halftime. Could have been worse if not for the Wildcats putting together a fantastic drive, letting Anthony Cantele kick a field goal before time expired.
The K-State defense looked lost at times but battled injuries all night, and even before the game. Safety Ty Zimmerman did not dress for Saturday and return man and wide receiver Tyler Lockett has been hampered. Not to mention defensive ends Adam Davis and Meshak Williams - both missed time during the first half.
They were gashed by Nick Florence and the rest of the Baylor offense. Whatever chance K-State had at a comeback, it was turned back by Klein's three interceptions.
This is the first time since 2007 that both the top two teams in the country went down on the same night. #2 Oregon lost to Stanford in overtime, 17-14 in Eugene, OR.
K-State has a break this week before a game that Texas that, after the loss, becomes even bigger for the Wildcats and their chances of staying in the hunt for a BCS Bowl.
Eyewitness Sports will have reaction to the loss on Sports Sunday and all week long.
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