MANHATTAN - As Kansas State's mismatch with Massachusetts materialized on Saturday night, Jake Waters' moments were few and far between during his sub-par performance against the Minutemen.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Andy Reid remembers the first time he took a team into Arrowhead Stadium, back when he was the coach of the Philadelphia Eagles. He could barely hear his own voice.
MANHATTAN - Plugged up through its first two games and stripped of its offensive identity, Kansas State finally found some room to run against Massachusetts on Saturday night.
HOUSTON - Chris Boswell kicked a 56-yard, go-ahead field goal with eight minutes left in the fourth quarter and Charles Ross added an 8-yard touchdown run, lifting Rice past Kansas 23-14 on Saturday night at Rice Stadium.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - One of the first things Cowboys owner Jerry Jones did when he awoke Wednesday was to take a good look at the little wooden trophy topped by an odd street sign sitting among the many awards and memorabilia in his Dallas-area home.
MANHATTAN - The problem facing Massachusetts coach Charley Molnar this week just happens to be the same vexing issue that's been facing Kansas State coach Bill Snyder this season.
LAWRENCE - As far as Kansas coach Charlie Weis is concerned, he's lost six straight road games.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Tamba Hali remembers when he first joined the Kansas City Chiefs as a wide-eyed rookie out of Penn State. The outside linebacker was put into the starting lineup opposite pass-rush specialist Jared Allen, a rising star in the NFL.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles expects to be available for Sunday's game against the Dallas Cowboys after bruising his quad in last weekend's win at Jacksonville.
MANHATTAN - Gerald Leonard remembers watching Daniel Sams perform on the high school fields along the Gulf Coast of Louisiana. There were times when the coach would stand back and simply marvel at his talented young star.
CLEVELAND - The Kansas City Royals believe they are in the American League playoff chase to stay. They might start convincing others, too.
MANHATTAN - There was no secret to what Kansas State was going to do last season.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City Chiefs scored more points in their season opener than they did in any game last season. They piled up six sacks, returned an interception for a touchdown and didn't allow the lowly Jacksonville Jaguars to score on offense.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - It was Kansas City's most lopsided season-opening victory in 50 years, a perfect start to the Andy Reid era.
LAWRENCE - For the first time in his coaching life, Charlie Weis saw one of his running backs might be open for a touchdown pass and thought, in effect, "Oh, no."