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K-State coach sends letter to Bison quarterback; stolen jersey recovered

FARGO - Kansas State head football coach Bill Snyder didn't forget about North Dakota State the moment the Bison left Manhattan, Kan., two weeks ago. He sent a hand-written letter to quarterback Brock Jensen congratulating the Bison senior.

"I was truly impressed with you and your teammates," Snyder wrote. "You played so very well, virtually error-free and with such poise."

NDSU defeated the Wildcats 24-21 in the season opener on Aug. 30 with Jensen scoring the game-winning touchdown with 28 seconds remaining. K-State came into that game as the defending Big 12 Conference champions.

It's not common among head coaches to write letters to opposing players, said NDSU's Craig Bohl.

"I thought it was a real classy move by coach Snyder," Bohl said. "I think he recognized the skill-set Brock brings to the table and what he did. I know it was something Brock cherished."

Snyder closed the letter by writing, "Please share my thoughts with your teammates."

Speaking of Jensen, NDSU equipment manager Brian Gordon said his No. 16 jersey that was stolen before Saturday's game against Ferris State (Mich.) was recovered. Gordon said he could not elaborate on any details of the jersey being returned.

Jensen wore No. 18 in NDSU's 56-10 win to improve the No. 1-ranked team in Division I FCS to 2-0.