Jacob Pullen and His Beard Beat Texas
Kansas State handed Texas its first loss of the season, a 71-62 defeat in Manhattan. K-State got up by 10 at the half and held on for the win despite struggling from the outside, going just 1-12 on three pointers. Star Jacob Pullen went 0-6 on his long distance attempts and only 2-15 overall but he still was number one in the fan’s hearts. The junior guard has electrified the fans by averaging 19 points a game and sporting a thin Abe Lincoln-style beard. The look has become so popular in Manhattan that 1,000 Pullen mock beards were passed out to the fans prior to the game. The fan motto has even become “Fear the Beard.” Nobody ever accused the Kansas State fans of originality. The beard has also become a good luck symbol for the team and the squad has responded. At 16-2, Kansas State is rolling.