Published November 27, 2012
| Associated Press
MANHATTAN, Kan. – It probably wasn't the most happy of Thanksgivings for seventh-ranked Kansas State.
The Wildcats had climbed ever so slowly to No. 1 in the BCS standings before losing two weeks ago at Baylor, ending their perfect season along with their national championship dreams.
And due to a quirk in the schedule, they had last week off, giving them some extra time to stew over what will undoubtedly go down as one of the biggest disappointments in school history.
It also gave Kansas State time to prepare for its final exam, though.
The Wildcats return to the field for their home finale Saturday against No. 23 Texas. They can wrap up the Big 12 title and earn the league's automatic BCS bowl berth with a win, or if No. 12 Oklahoma loses to TCU earlier in the day.