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Storm-the-field Saturday at the Big 12's Kansas schools


Around 2:30 p.m. Saturday, delirious Kansas State fans flooded the field at Bill Snyder Family Stadium. Seven hours later, celebrating Kansas fans did the same at David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium.

It was Storm-the-field Saturday in the Sunflower State, where K-State upset Oklahoma 48-41 and KU shocked Texas Tech 37-34 on a last-play field goal. Quite a testament to first-year coaches Les Miles of Kansas and Chris Klieman of KSU.

“Honestly, it was really very special,” said Miles. “Took me about 20 minutes to get across the field … a lot of people whose name I could not regurgitate at this time, but it was wonderful. Knowing the hard work, effort and energy our kids put in to game week and how they played against a very capable Texas Tech team, really heart-felt for them.”

Klieman is not as emotional or as descriptive as Miles, but he did appreciate the moment.

“It was a great fan base Saturday,” Klieman said. “The fans were electric, so happy they were able to share it with the guys.”

And of course, the importance of such a victory cannot be understated.

“I think early in our tenure, to be able to get a big win over a phenomenal team, does a lot of things from the belief standpoint, from the younger players,” Klieman said. “If you continue to be patient, great things are going to happen.”

Related Photos
Kansas State fans storm the field as Oklahoma quarterback Jalen Hurts (1) attempts to head towards the locker room after the Sooners loss to the Wildcats in an NCAA football game at Bill Snyder Family Stadium in Manhattan, Kan., Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019. (Ian Maule/Tulsa World via AP)

Kansas State fans storm the field as Oklahoma quarterback Jalen Hurts (1) attempts to head towards the locker room after the Sooners loss to the Wildcats in an NCAA football game at Bill Snyder Family Stadium in Manhattan, Kan., Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019. (Ian Maule/Tulsa World via AP)

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Berry Tramel, a lifelong Oklahoman, sports fan and newspaper reader, joined The Oklahoman in 1991 and has served as beat writer, assistant sports editor, sports editor and columnist. Tramel grew up reading four daily newspapers — The Oklahoman,... Read more ›

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