Collin Klein described the Baylor Bears upsetting his Kansas State Wildcats as worse than heartbreaking, but the Heisman hopeful can still lead his team to a Big 12 Championship and an automatic berth in the 2013 Fiesta Bowl.
After throwing three interceptions against Baylor in the team's humiliating 52-24 loss, Klein is working toward coming back and using the bye week to prepare for the team's last game of the season against the Texas Longhorns.
With a victory, the team can improve to 11-1 on the season, including a record of 8-1 in conference play, which would secure a conference title.
The Longhorns are reeling after a pitiful loss to TCU on Thursday, during which the team turned the ball over four times, including a red-zone pick, three turnovers in TCU territory and one on the doorstep of the team's own end zone, which led to a TCU touchdown.
Now, Texas must travel to Kansas State to take on a Wildcats team that will be focused and trying to send a message after losing to Baylor, and Klein is looking to rebound against a poor Texas defense.
According to KStateSports.com, Klein is looking to get right back to work:
We have to go back to what we know and that is just trying to be the best we can be, contribute in helping each other and being a good teammate. We just cannot waste any days.
Klein is the type of player who is motivated by losses, and a blowout at the hands of Baylor has to have him fired up for the team's final game of the season.
The Longhorns struggle against elite passing attacks, surrendering 918 yards and seven touchdowns against ranked opponents this season.
In the best comparison to the skill of Klein that the Longhorns have had to play against, Geno Smith threw for 268 yards and four touchdowns.
Klein is going to feast on the Longhorns, and Texas simply won't be able to keep up with the Wildcats with Case McCoy and David Ash both struggling under center against TCU. Both quarterbacks turned the ball over, and the 219 total yards by the quarterbacks paled in comparison to the four turnovers.
The Wildcats should destroy the Longhorns in the team's final game of the regular season, and with a win they will clinch a spot in the Fiesta Bowl.
It's not the BCS championship game, but K State can't be upset with the team's success this season.