Just hours after Houston pulled off an incredibly improbable comeback against Pitt, Kansas State tried its best to imitate the Cougars. However, the Wildcats came up short.
After UCLA bolted out to a 31-6 lead at halftime, Kansas State pulled within 34-28 with less than five minutes to go in Friday's Valero Alamo Bowl. However, UCLA RB Paul Perkins dashed Kansas State's
hopes shortly thereafter with a 67-yard touchdown run that gave the Bruins a two-score lead and an eventual 40-35 win over the Wildcats.