When Kansas State absolutely had to get a first down against Central Florida last weekend, the Wildcats called on Andre McDonald.
Facing a third-and-long on their final drive of the day, Carson Coffman dropped back and to the right, turned to his left and lobbed a pass to the redshirt freshman tight end. McDonald, a 6-foot-8 receiver/blocker, was wide open on the misdirection play and rumbled 18 yards down field.
A few plays later, Coffman went to him again for a five-yard gain. By making two big grabs, McDonald helped K-State score a game-winning touchdown.
Coming into the drive, the odds of McDonald catching a key pass seemed slim. He had yet to make a single catch with the Wildcats, and had earlier scared K-State coaches by dropping a catchable ball. But he came through when his teammates needed him, and they in turn are grateful.
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