NCAA Game Summary - Texas at Kansas State|
(Saturday, November 6th)
Final Score: Kansas State 39, Texas 14
Manhattan, KS (Sports Network) - Quarterback Collin Klein ran for a game-high
127 yards and scored twice as the Kansas State Wildcats dominated the Texas
Longhorns, 39-14, in Big 12 Conference action at Bill Snyder Family Stadium.
Klein carried the ball 25 times for the Wildcats (6-3, 3-3 Big 12) as they
became bowl eligible and snapped a two-game slide. Klein, who started in place
of Carson Coffman, also completed a pair of passes to Daniel Thomas for nine
yards, but that was the extent of the team's passing attack.
The Longhorns (4-5, 2-4) were paced by Garrett Gilbert who completed 32-of-59
passes for 272 yards and a TD, but he was also picked off five times by the
Kansas State posted 39 consecutive points in the outing, beginning with a 34-
yard TD run by Thomas less than a minute into the first quarter. Kicker Josh
Cherry added a 30-yard field goal to make the score 10-0 at the end of one
period of play.
Klein had TD runs of 12 and 10 yards in the second quarter to boost the lead
to 24-0 at the break.
In the third it was Thomas who found the end zone from nine yards out, while
William Powell registered an eight-yard TD run for the Wildcats to make the
score 39-0 after the team recorded a two-point conversion.
Capping a nine-play, 78-yard drive, the Longhorns scored their first points of
the contest at the 12:55 mark of the fourth quarter as Cody Johnson landed in
the end zone from four yards away. Gilbert managed to collect himself and hit
Patrick McNamara with a one-yard TD pass with 31 seconds remaining, but by
then it was too little, too late.
The Wildcats picked up the lopsided victory despite converting just 2-of-11 on
third down and generating a mere 270 yards of offense.
With the loss tonight the Longhorns are guaranteed to have their worst record
in the 14 years under Mack Brown.
11/07 00:59:40 ET