Even though not much went right for the Bulldogs during the nationally televised game in Manhattan, Bicknell wants his team to focus on the positives and start readying for this week's contest against Penn State.
"It was simply not our night," Bicknell said. "Kansas State had a lot to do with that, but we didn't help ourselves much either. It was the type of game you learn from and move on, and that is exactly what we are going to do."
Five turnovers, 11 penalties and too many big-plays spelled doom for Tech against the Big 12 Wildcats.
"Against teams that are as talented as they are you have to play almost the perfect game," Bicknell said. "We didn't. We are much better than we showed and hopefully our players will take it personally to show that this weekend against Penn State. It will be another tough test though for us."
Penn State will have a little motivation of its own after falling to 0-2 this season with a surprising 24-6 home loss against Toledo this weekend. The Nittany Lions fell from the Associated Press Top 25 poll for the first time since 1992 after the season-opening loss against Southern California.
"I guarantee Coach (Joe) Paterno will have his players ready to go," Bicknell said. "They have such a great tradition and I'm sure their pride is a little hurt right now. We had better be ready for a fight."
Saturday's game will mark the first time Tech and Penn State have met, as kickoff is
slated for 11:10 a.m.