There was no question about Mississippi State quarterback Garrett Shrader’s effort Saturday afternoon.
On fourth-and-15 with his team down a touchdown, Shrader attempted to run for a first down. He leaped over Kansas State junior defensive back A.J. Parker. On the way up, Shrader clipped Parker and junior linebacker Elijah Sullivan, which launched him higher and flipped him toward a first down.
Shrader landed a yard shy of the first down, which helped seal K-State’s 31-24 victory over the Bulldogs.
Shrader, a freshman, came in for Mississippi State starter Tommy Stevens and went 4-of-12 for 51 yards in the loss. He ran it 10 times for 82 yards and a touchdown.
It wasn’t enough as K-State earned its first road win of the 2019 season to improve to 3-0. It was the Wildcats’ first road win over an SEC team in school history.