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            === Klein leads Kansas State to win over North Texas ===
 
 Manhattan,  KS  (Sports Network) -  Collin Klein threw  for 230 yards with two
 touchdowns and an interception and added 85 yards and a score on the ground as
 No. 15 Kansas State downed North Texas, 35-21, on Saturday.
 
 Klein  completed 15-of-20  passes, five of which went to Tramaine Thompson for
 102  yards and  two scores,  for the  Wildcats (3-0),  who were  coming off  a
 52-13 drubbing of Miami-Florida last Saturday.
 
 "We  just  did not come out  and execute and maybe  we were not as sharp as we
 needed to be," said Klein. "It is just another step and we just have to get it
 corrected.  We had four practices before. We have got to strap it up again. We
 will get it."
 
 Chris Harper added five receptions for 78 yards in the win.
 
 Derek  Thompson was an  efficient 25-of-28 for 208 yards and a score for North
 Texas (1-2), which defeated Texas Southern last Saturday.
 
 "A  lot  of good effort  by the players  on our football  team, but it was not
 enough  to win  the game,"  said  North Texas  head coach  Dan McCarney.  "Our
 football  team came in  believing they could win, not hoping they could win. I
 did  not  sense any hope that  we could win a  game, but instead more sense in
 belief. We were not good enough to do it tonight."
 
 Antoinne  Jimmerson carried the ball eight times for 68 yards and a touchdown,
 while Brandin Byrd tallied 61 yards on 19 rushes in the loss.
 
 Trailing  14-7, North Texas took its opening drive of the second half 88 yards
 in  14 plays. Jimmerson  concluded the march with a 1-yard TD plunge, but Zach
 Olen missed the extra point, which kept the Wildcats in front, 14-13.
 
 K-State, though, began to pull away shortly thereafter as it scored touchdowns
 on each of its next three touches.
 
 Klein  found Harper for  gains of 11 and 13 yards, and hit Braden Wilson for a
 23-yard  gain before  tossing a 21-yard score to Thompson for a 21-13 Wildcats
 lead late in the third quarter.
 
 John  Hubert capped  a 6-play,  75-yard  trek with  a 6-yard  score and  Klein
 punched it in from the 1-yard line on K-State's ensuing possession, which made
 it 35-13 midway through the fourth.
 
 Thompson  flipped  a 19-yard TD  pass to Brelan  Chancellor with 2:31 left and
 then hit Byrd for the two-point conversion to cap the scoring.
 
 The Mean Green struck first on their second possession of the game with an 11-
 play,  55-yard touchdown  drive. Byrd rushed for five yards to move the chains
 on a 4th-and-1 from the Kansas State 32-yard line before Chancellor capped the
 trek when he ran it in from six yards out.
 
 The  Wildcats,  though, got the  score right back  when Tyler Lockett took the
 ensuing kickoff 96 yards for a touchdown.
 
 Marcus  Trice recovered a Hubert fumble for the Mean Green early in the second
 quarter  at their own 6-yard line and Jimmerson broke off a 45-yard run on the
 first play after the miscue. But Olen had a 45-yard field goal blocked to give
 the ball back to the Wildcats.
 
 Klein  then capped a 6-play, 72-yard drive with a 38-yard TD pass to Thompson,
 which gave K-State a 14-7 edge late in the second.
 
 
                                   Game Notes
 
 Ivan  Delgado  had nine  receptions for  86 yards for  North Texas ... K-State
 outgained  North Texas,  373-353 ... North Texas committed three penalties for
 35 yards.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 09/16 02:52:14 ET

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