Cat Nap: West Virginia's bid for upset against No. 12 Kansas State falls short

My boss Barry and I covered an odd Thursday night WVU game, which concluded my coverage of regular season WVU for the year. I chose to shoot in front of the Wildcats during the numbing and windy game. Though I was in front of the winning team, there were few visual plays. It was quite frustrating. Both teams looked slightly frozen, especially WVU whose fans mostly left after the first half. What a disappointing way to end my first year of West Virginia football. 

 Kansas State prepares to take the field with his teammates before playing West Virginia at Milan Puskar Stadium on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014 in Morgantown, W.Va. Kansas State won 26-20.

Kansas State prepares to take the field with his teammates before playing West Virginia at Milan Puskar Stadium on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014 in Morgantown, W.Va. Kansas State won 26-20.

 West Virginia quarterback Clint Trickett (9) runs onto the field during senior night against Kansas State at Milan Puskar Stadium on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014 in Morgantown, W.Va. Kansas State won 26-20.

West Virginia quarterback Clint Trickett (9) runs onto the field during senior night against Kansas State at Milan Puskar Stadium on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014 in Morgantown, W.Va. Kansas State won 26-20.

 The West Virginia marching band exits the tunnel onto the field against Kansas State at Milan Puskar Stadium on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014 in Morgantown, W.Va. Kansas State won 26-20.

The West Virginia marching band exits the tunnel onto the field against Kansas State at Milan Puskar Stadium on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014 in Morgantown, W.Va. Kansas State won 26-20.

 West Virginia color guard members high-five fans against Kansas State at Milan Puskar Stadium on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014 in Morgantown, W.Va. Kansas State won 26-20.

West Virginia color guard members high-five fans against Kansas State at Milan Puskar Stadium on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014 in Morgantown, W.Va. Kansas State won 26-20.

 Kansas State wide receiver Tyler Lockett (16) rushes around West Virginia cornerback Ishmael Banks (34) at Milan Puskar Stadium on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014 in Morgantown, W.Va. Kansas State won 26-20.

Kansas State wide receiver Tyler Lockett (16) rushes around West Virginia cornerback Ishmael Banks (34) at Milan Puskar Stadium on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014 in Morgantown, W.Va. Kansas State won 26-20.

 West Virginia running back Rushel Shell (7) pushes down Kansas State linebacker Dakorey Johnson (32) at Milan Puskar Stadium on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014 in Morgantown, W.Va. 

West Virginia running back Rushel Shell (7) pushes down Kansas State linebacker Dakorey Johnson (32) at Milan Puskar Stadium on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014 in Morgantown, W.Va. 

 West Virginia wide receiver Kevin White (11) misses a completion while hit by Kansas State defensive back Randall Evans (15) at Milan Puskar Stadium on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014 in Morgantown, W.Va. 

West Virginia wide receiver Kevin White (11) misses a completion while hit by Kansas State defensive back Randall Evans (15) at Milan Puskar Stadium on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014 in Morgantown, W.Va. 

 Kansas State defensive back Danzel McDaniel (7) and Kansas State linebacker Jonathan Truman (21) celebrate a stop against West Virginia at Milan Puskar Stadium on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014 in Morgantown, W.Va. Kansas State won 26-20.

Kansas State defensive back Danzel McDaniel (7) and Kansas State linebacker Jonathan Truman (21) celebrate a stop against West Virginia at Milan Puskar Stadium on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014 in Morgantown, W.Va. Kansas State won 26-20.

 Kansas State running back DeMarcus Robinson (20) catches a pass against West Virginia linebacker Wes Tonkery (37) at Milan Puskar Stadium on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014 in Morgantown, W.Va. Kansas State won 26-20.

Kansas State running back DeMarcus Robinson (20) catches a pass against West Virginia linebacker Wes Tonkery (37) at Milan Puskar Stadium on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014 in Morgantown, W.Va. Kansas State won 26-20.

 West Virginia linebacker Shaq Petteway (36) dislodges the ball from Kansas State quarterback Jake Waters (15) at Milan Puskar Stadium on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014 in Morgantown, W.Va. Kansas State won 26-20.

West Virginia linebacker Shaq Petteway (36) dislodges the ball from Kansas State quarterback Jake Waters (15) at Milan Puskar Stadium on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014 in Morgantown, W.Va. Kansas State won 26-20.

 Kansas State defensive back Dante Barnett (22) holds the ball up after an interception against West Virginia at Milan Puskar Stadium on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014 in Morgantown, W.Va. Kansas State won 26-20.

Kansas State defensive back Dante Barnett (22) holds the ball up after an interception against West Virginia at Milan Puskar Stadium on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014 in Morgantown, W.Va. Kansas State won 26-20.

 West Virginia wide receiver Shelton Gibson (1) attempts to spin around Kansas State linebacker Elijah Lee (9) at Milan Puskar Stadium on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014 in Morgantown, W.Va. 

West Virginia wide receiver Shelton Gibson (1) attempts to spin around Kansas State linebacker Elijah Lee (9) at Milan Puskar Stadium on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014 in Morgantown, W.Va. 

 Kansas State linebacker Colborn Couchman (57) covers a fumble by West Virginia wide receiver Vernon Davis (81) on a punt return at Milan Puskar Stadium on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014 in Morgantown, W.Va. Kansas State won 26-20.

Kansas State linebacker Colborn Couchman (57) covers a fumble by West Virginia wide receiver Vernon Davis (81) on a punt return at Milan Puskar Stadium on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014 in Morgantown, W.Va. Kansas State won 26-20.

 West Virginia head coach Dana Holgorsen reacts to a call against Kansas State at Milan Puskar Stadium on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014 in Morgantown, W.Va. Kansas State won 26-20.

West Virginia head coach Dana Holgorsen reacts to a call against Kansas State at Milan Puskar Stadium on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014 in Morgantown, W.Va. Kansas State won 26-20.

 Kansas State wide receiver Curry Sexton (14) is pressured by West Virginia safety Dravon Henry (6) and West Virginia cornerback Ishmael Banks (34) at Milan Puskar Stadium on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014 in Morgantown, W.Va. Kansas State won 26-20.

Kansas State wide receiver Curry Sexton (14) is pressured by West Virginia safety Dravon Henry (6) and West Virginia cornerback Ishmael Banks (34) at Milan Puskar Stadium on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014 in Morgantown, W.Va. Kansas State won 26-20.

 West Virginia wide receiver Kevin White (11) attempts to catch a pass over Kansas State defensive back Danzel McDaniel (7), but was called for pass interference on White, at Milan Puskar Stadium on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014 in Morgantown, W.Va. 

West Virginia wide receiver Kevin White (11) attempts to catch a pass over Kansas State defensive back Danzel McDaniel (7), but was called for pass interference on White, at Milan Puskar Stadium on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014 in Morgantown, W.Va. 

 Kansas State wide receiver Tyler Lockett (16) runs an interception back for a touchdown against West Virginia defensive lineman D.J. Carozza (91) at Milan Puskar Stadium on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014 in Morgantown, W.Va. 

Kansas State wide receiver Tyler Lockett (16) runs an interception back for a touchdown against West Virginia defensive lineman D.J. Carozza (91) at Milan Puskar Stadium on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014 in Morgantown, W.Va. 

 Kansas State defensive back Randall Evans (15) hurdles West Virginia quarterback Clint Trickett (9) after an interception at Milan Puskar Stadium on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014 in Morgantown, W.Va. 

Kansas State defensive back Randall Evans (15) hurdles West Virginia quarterback Clint Trickett (9) after an interception at Milan Puskar Stadium on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014 in Morgantown, W.Va. 

 West Virginia head coach Dana Holgorsen and Kansas State head coach Bill Snyder greet each other after the game at Milan Puskar Stadium on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014 in Morgantown, W.Va. Kansas State won 26-20.

West Virginia head coach Dana Holgorsen and Kansas State head coach Bill Snyder greet each other after the game at Milan Puskar Stadium on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014 in Morgantown, W.Va. Kansas State won 26-20.

 Bored West Virginia fans react to the team's losing score against Kansas State at Milan Puskar Stadium on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014 in Morgantown, W.Va. Kansas State won 26-20.

Bored West Virginia fans react to the team's losing score against Kansas State at Milan Puskar Stadium on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014 in Morgantown, W.Va. Kansas State won 26-20.