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Members of the K-State Marching Band perform the “Wabash Cannonball” moments before having to evacuate the field because of lighting in the area at halftime Saturday evening at Bill Snyder Family Stadium. High school bands normally join the college band for Band Day, but officials decided they shouldn’t because of the weather.

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    Since Bill Snyder returned to the helm as Kansas State football coach in 2009, the Wildcats haven’t held three straight opponents to less than 300 yards of offense.


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