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LSU is back at home next week to face Towson, which should be a lot like Florida State playing Savannah State, before going to Florida. Beat the unbeaten Gators and the Tigers could easily get back whatever they have lost.

Conclusion: Lots still be learned.

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MOVING UP

Bill Snyder is up to big things again in the Little Apple. No. 7 Kansas State moved up eight spots after beating Oklahoma 24-19 in Norman on Saturday night.

The architect of the Miracle in Manhattan has a top-10 team for the first time since September 2003, led by tough-running quarterback Collin Klein.

As always, there were plenty of people skeptical about the Wildcats coming into this season. They won 10 games in 2011, but eight came by a touchdown or less. Were they lucky or good.

Well, they’ve been awfully good again. Snyder has become a master at hiding his team’s deficiencies. Klein and John Hubert give the Wildcats a powerful running game, and their deliberate pace helps keep a defense that has trouble defending the pass off the field.

Whether anybody else believes in K-State hardly matters. The Wildcats believe in themselves and their 72-year-old head coach.

“All wins are important, and when you play somebody as good as Oklahoma it means something special. But it’s not like our players have never been there before. They had confidence going into the ballgame,” Snyder said.

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MOVING DOWN

While Snyder and the Wildcats celebrated, Bob Stoops and the Sooners were sent tumbling in the rankings, and left to explain another home loss.

“The players’ attitude has been good,” Stoops said. “There’s no excuses about it. We have to do a better job as coaches to polish things and get things to be sharper and more precise.”

Oklahoma went from No. 6 to No. 16 after falling to Kansas State at Owen Field, a place where the Sooners are 78-4 under Stoops, but have now lost games the past two seasons when they were ranked in the top 10.

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