Auburn traveled to Manhattan two weekends ago to take on Bill Snyder and his Kansas State squad, and escaped with a hard fought 20-14 win.
Not only was Kansas State's on the field product impressive to Auburn athletic director Jay Jacobs, but their student section and fans left a lasting impression on both him, and a number of fans that made the trip
So much in fact, that Jacobs felt compelled to write a letter to The Collegian (K-State's campus newspaper), commending them on their hospitality and game day demeanor, noting that their atmosphere rivaled what he sees on a weekly basis in the SEC.
I wanted to thank K-State Athletic Director John Currie, K-State’s spirited student body and its first-class fans for making our recent trip to Manhattan a memorable one.
We like to boast that we have the best game day experience in the nation in the Southeastern Conference, but the environment at K-State is as good as I have ever seen. In the days since our trip to Manhattan, many of our fans have told me it was the best they have ever been treated on a road trip. Considering how many road games some of our fans attend, that is saying a lot.
The hospitality was outstanding. I can understand the courteousness prior to the game, but the way we were treated after the game was such a pleasant surprise. You are all first class.
You should also be proud of your beautiful campus and its outstanding athletic facilities. The football facilities are especially impressive, and our fans enjoyed seeing them.
Thank you again for the hospitality. We thoroughly enjoyed a hard-fought game and a wonderful environment. In years to come, we will have forgotten the score, but we will always remember how well we were treated.
We wish you the very best of luck for the remainder of the season.
Director of Athletics
Really classy move by Jacobs there.