After a devastating 45-44 loss to Oklahoma State, Head Coach Kliff Kingsbury stepped up to the podium on Monday saying that after Clayton Hatfield's missed extra point with a minute and 44-seconds left in the game, he told the defense to let Oklahoma State score, but they weren't able to get the job done.
"We had told them let them score and we still did not let them score. It was communicated and we did not get it done. At that point, Coach Gundy called a timeout, and he said, I think they're trying to let you score and that's when they started sliding. So it was an effort to do that and we didn't get it done," Kingsbury said.
So after dropping their second consecutive Big XII Conference game, Kingsbury feels like the team will be ready to go come Saturday.
"I think they were down because it was a great opportunity, but I sense today that everybody's back and understands it's surviving-and advance-type situations. You've got two games to try to extend your season and it starts with Iowa State. So everybody's all in, and I feel like that's the vibe," Kingsbury said.
So up next, (2-8) Iowa State and Kingsbury says don't let their record fool you, because this is a sneaky good Cyclone football team.
"Yeah, they are. Like I said, I don't think their record is indicative of the type of team they are. They have good talented skill players. Defensively they're flying around. They have a good scheme. And we'll have to play our best game to beat them," Kingsbury said.
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