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                       === Baylor stuns No. 2 K-State ===
 
 Waco, TX (Sports Network) - Baylor came into this weekend against No. 2 Kansas
 State  ranked last in the country in defense. The Bears exited Saturday's game
 with  one of  the biggest  upsets of  the season,  and stopped  Heisman Trophy
 candidate  Collin Klein in a 52-24 victory, and sent a devastating blow to the
 Wildcats' national championship hopes.
 
 Baylor  (5-5, 2-5 Big 12) headed into this week ranked second in total offense
 in  the nation, but last in yardage given up at 520 per game. The Bears picked
 off Klein three times, including two from Joe Williams.
 
 At the end of the game, Floyd Casey Stadium was a sea of green and gold.
 
 "It  was a lot  of fun for a lot of people," Baylor coach Art Briles said. "We
 can  now check  that one off the list.  I am very humble and very grateful for
 our  players, first of all, for maintaining their work ethic, belief and hope.
 That's  the great  thing about young people, they are very resilient and tough
 minded and a lot of times they lead the elders."
 
 The  first loss for  the Wildcats (10-1, 7-1) will drop them from No. 1 in the
 Bowl Championship Series standings with the likely outcome Sunday moving Notre
 Dame  into  one of the  top two positions.  Notre Dame dismantled Wake Forest,
 38-0 Saturday.
 
 Oregon,  which held  the No. 2 BCS ranking, lost in overtime against Stanford,
 17-14,  Saturday  night. Alabama, which was  No. 4 in the BCS, pounded Western
 Carolina, 49-0.
 
 The  duo of  Lache Seastrunk  and  Glasco Martin  shredded K-State's  defense.
 Seastruk  had  185 yards and  a touchdown and Martin  113 yards and three TDs.
 Nick  Florence  completed 20-of-32 passes for  238 yards with two scores and a
 pair of interceptions.
 
 "We have a hungry football team and we matched up really well," Florence said.
 "And  I mean if you don't believe, then get out of the locker room, so you got
 to believe every game. We have a team full of players that believe that we can
 win  every  game we go into.  We believe we are  going to get one more win and
 another win after that because that's our goal."
 
 Klein ended 27-of-50 for 286 yards with a pair of touchdowns, but the Wildcats
 came up short in their bid to clinch a share of the Big 12 title.
 
 The  Wildcats, who  were outgained 580-362, have one game remaining, Dec. 1 at
 home against Texas.
 
 "I  thought we prepared  well, but it turns out we didn't," K-State coach Bill
 Snyder said. "I don't think we handled the situation as well as we should have
 been  able  to. It had nothing  to do with  guys not wanting to be successful.
 They  wanted to play well, they wanted to play hard, we just didn't handle the
 environment  well.  We had  six penalties  in the first  half, all on defense,
 four  offsides  penalties. That is  disappointing. Without discipline, you can
 play hard, and want to, but you make those kind of mistakes."
 
 Sam  Holl picked off  Klein's pass over the middle less than a minute into the
 second  half. Baylor took advantage of the turnover when Martin scored on a 4-
 yard run, expanding the lead to 35-17.
 
 The  Wildcats  pinned the  Bears at  their 1  following a  punt, and a crucial
 mistake  by Florence  allowed K-State to draw closer. On second down, Florence
 threw  an out pattern  to Terrance Williams, but the ball went in the hands of
 defensive  back Randall Evans  at the 1. Klein scored on the ensuing play with
 12:25 left in the quarter.
 
 Baylor  gambled  on its ensuing drive,  but on 4th-and-3 Martin powered up the
 middle  for a first down. The Bears turned the march into a 50-yard field goal
 from Aaron Jones.
 
 Florence,  the successor  to last  year's Heisman  winner Robert  Griffin III,
 found  Terrance Williams  on the ensuing Baylor drive for 43 yards, and Martin
 capped  the  march with  a 15-yard  touchdown run for  a dominating 45-24 lead
 with 4:32 to go in the third quarter.
 
 Joe  Williams picked off  Klein in the end zone to thwart a 14-play drive, and
 on  the next play,  Seastrunk broke free up the middle for an 80-yard jaunt to
 the end zone, to essentially put the game out of reach.
 
 "It was the big guys up front. They were amazing all game. Minus the cramps in
 both  legs at  times, my big guys  up front and wide receivers did their job,"
 Seastrunk said. "I'm so proud of them. They were the only reason I was able to
 do well."
 
 Baylor's  defense stood tall in the fourth quarter by stuffing Klein on a 4th-
 and-goal  from the 1,  ending a series in which the Wildcats held the ball for
 more than eight minutes.
 
 Florence  threw 38 yards  to Tevin Reese for a touchdown less than two minutes
 into  the game, but the Wildcats tied the score on Klein's 8-yard TD strike to
 Torell Miller.
 
 The  Bears went  ahead 14-7 on Florence's  12-yard run later in the first, and
 Klein  was  picked off by  Joe Williams deep in  Baylor territory early in the
 second.
 
 Florence  hit  Terrance Williams for  a 22-yard score  in the second, the play
 after a K-State interception was negated by an offsides penalty.
 
 Martin  scored on  a 2-yard  run up  the  middle for  a 28-7  margin, but  the
 Wildcats  netted the  final 10 points of the  half - on a Klein 7-yard pass to
 Chris Harper, and a 23-yard field goal from Anthony Cantele.
 
 Martin's 4-yard run to the end zone widened the gap to 35-17.
 
 "It  is a position  that we haven't been in, but it is partly our fault on the
 offensive  side for not putting points on the board," Klein said. "Hats off to
 them. We knew that they were a better football team than what people think."
 
                                   Game Notes
 
 Baylor hosts Texas Tech next Saturday before ending the regular season at home
 vs.  Oklahoma State  on Dec. 1 ...  The Bears entered the game 0-11-1 all-time
 against  No.  1 ranked teams  in the country ...  K-State hasn't won at Baylor
 since the 2002 season ... Harper had 11 receptions for 123 yards.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 11/18 02:01:49 ET

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