Wildcat report: K-State 44, Oklahoma State 30
01/01/2013 6:05 PM
01/01/2013 6:05 PM
Key play: Wes Lunt completed a 54-yard touchdown pass to Austin Hays to give Oklahoma State a 7-0 lead.
Key stat: K-State possessed the ball for 11 minutes and 20 seconds.
Key play: Allen Chapman returned an interception 29 yards for a touchdown to give K-State a 31-17 lead.
Key stat: Chapman intercepted Oklahoma State’s West Lunt twice.
Key play: Nigel Malone intercepted Lunt near the goal line early in the third quarter.
Key stat: K-State possessed the ball for nearly 10 minutes.
Key play: Allen Chapman intercepted his fourth pass of the night to maintain K-State’s 44-30 lead.
Key stat: Collin Klein spent the entire quarter on the sideline.
Offense: A. Collin Klein threw the ball effectively, and Tyler Lockett and Chris Harper made some big catches. John Hubert ran well, and Daniel Sams led K-State to enough points to stay ahead once Klein exited the game.
Defense: B+. Though Oklahoma State scored 30 points and picked up yardage between the 20s, K-State created turnovers. Allen Chapman had an excellent game.
Special teams: A. K-State surrendered an 80-yard kickoff return, but Lockett scored on a 100-yard return. The Wildcats did much more good than bad in this area.
Coaching: B+. After a few shaky minutes, K-State was clearly the better team and pulled away. The Wildcats made all the right adjustments.
Player of the game
Allen Chapman. The cornerback made three interceptions and returned one for a touchdown.
Reason to hope
K-State is undefeated after nine games.
Reason to mope
It’s always nerve-racking when a starting quarterback leaves the game for any reason.
K-State heads to TCU, which defeated West Virginia in overtime on Saturday. The Horned Frogs have been up and down this season, but have a strong defense and showed poise beating the Mountaineers. They are capable of challenging K-State.
Special guests at Saturday’s game included two Orange Bowl representatives and NFL scouts from the Chiefs, Jets and 49ers. Former K-State players Carson Coffman and Tysyn Hartman, who is currently playing for the Chiefs, also watched the game from the sidelines.• Injured linebacker Tre Walker led K-State onto the field Saturday, but did not play. He wore his jersey, but also sported sweats and no pads. He wasn’t walking on crutches as he indicated earlier in the week on twitter, but he did have a noticeable limp.
— Kellis Robinett