Kansas State University

Wildcat report (Nov. 6)

First quarter

Key play: Collin Klein fumbled at the K-State four-yard line, allowing Oklahoma State to easily take a 7-0 lead.

Key stat: 92 rushing yards allowed K-State to control the pace of the game and pull to within 14-10.

Second quarter

Key play: Allen Chapman intercepted a Brandon Weeden pass and returned it 60 yards for a touchdown to give K-State a 24-14 lead.

Key stat: 128 receiving yards for Tracy Moore. He thrived in open space across the middle.

Third quarter

Key play: Collin Klein hit Tyler Lockett for a 14-yard touchdown pass to pull to within three of Oklahoma State at 34-31.

Key stat: Lockett entered the quarter with 218 all-purpose yards.

Fourth quarter

Key play: Tyler Lockett returned a kickoff 80 yards to give K-State the field position needed for Klein to the game with a rushing touchdown at 45-45.

Key stat: 193 total return yards for Tyler Lockett.

Reason to hope

The two hardest games on the schedule are done. Each of the final three games — against Texas A&M, Texas and Iowa State — appear winnable.

Reason to mope

K-State led Oklahoma 17-14 in the second quarter and then Oklahoma State 24-14 in the second. It was unable to take advantage of either situation with a win.

Player of the game

Tyler Lockett. The K-State freshman is turning into a do-everything player for the Wildcats. On Saturday he rushed for nearly 100 yards, caught a touchdown pass and looked good returning kicks.

Looking ahead

Texas A&M, which has lost two in a row and suffered a 62-14 defeat the last time it played at Snyder Family Stadium, is headed to Manhattan for a game that will pivotal for both teams.

Report card

Offense: B. The Wildcats found creative ways to use Tyler Lockett, and he came through with big plays all night long. And, as usual, Collin Klein toughed out several first downs. But K-State turned the ball over twice and struggled trying to get the ball down field with traditional passing plays.

Defense: B. The final numbers won’t look good, but K-State did a solid job against one of the nation’s most explosive offenses. Allen Chapman’s interception return for a touchdown was huge, and K-State’s defensive linemen knocked down a handful of passes at the line of scrimmage.

Special teams: B+. Anthony Cantele made his only field goal and Lockett’s presence allowed K-State to benefit from good field position on several drives.

Coaching: B+. K-State didn’t flinch when it fell behind 14-0, and threatened to steal the game late. Coaches deserve credit for that.

— Kellis Robinett