MANHATTAN, Kan. — Nothing seemed to go right for Oklahoma State in Saturday’s 31-12 loss at Kansas State. The Cowboys entered the game leading the nation in sacks and Kansas State had allowed more than anyone in the Big 12. OSU managed two sacks, but none from their premium sack artists, Jordan Brailford, Jarrell Owens and Mike Scott. On top of that, the defensive front got manhandled in the second half as Kansas put the game away. Kansas State rushed for 291 yards, with 181 coming from running back Alex Barnes and another 80 from quarterback Skylar Thompson. K-State was 7-of-14 on third down, including some long conversions. Here’s what Brailford had to say about some of the Cowboys’ defensive struggles: Q: When you’re at a frustrating point in the season like this, what is your role as a leader? You’ve got to keep the young guys motivated. Keep reiterating that we gotta keep getting better. We can’t stay stagnant. We can’t give up just because of the record. We gotta keep getting better every week. We gotta find a way to push through so we can play at that next level I know we have. How surprising was today’s result?