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Wildcat report: No. 11 K-State 48, Oklahoma State 14

K-State defenders Jordan Willis and Travis Britz attack Oklahoma State quarterback Daxx Garman for a sack.
K-State defenders Jordan Willis and Travis Britz attack Oklahoma State quarterback Daxx Garman for a sack. The Wichita Eagle

First quarter

Key play: Morgan Burns returned a kickoff 86 yards to tie the game at 7-7.

Key stat: Tyreek Hill piled up 124 yards of all-purpose offense.

Second quarter

Key play: Jake Waters threw a 17-yard touchdown pass to Curry Sexton to give K-State a 21-7 lead.

Key stat: Oklahoma State managed four first downs.

Third quarter

Key play: Lockett caught a 20-yard touchdown pass from Waters to give K-State a 28-7 lead.

Key stat: Oklahoma State gained 20 yards.

Fourth quarter

Key play: Joe Hubener connected with Curry Sexton for a 64-yard pass.

Key stat: Oklahoma State’s only touchdown came on defense.

Report card

Offense: B. Curry Sexton and Tyler Lockett made impressive catches and had big games, but the rest of the offense was only so so.

Defense: A+. Take away the opening drive and K-State did everything right. Travis Britz was unstoppable on the defensive line.

Special teams: A+. The Wildcats didn’t allow Hill to break free for any big gains and made plenty of big plays of their own. Burns had a kickoff return for a touchdown and Matthew McCrane was perfect on field goals.

Coaching: A. It could have been easy for K-State to look ahead to more challenging games against TCU, West Virginia and Baylor, but the Wildcats did not.

Player of the game: Travis Britz. Every time Oklahoma State threatened to get something going, he burst past the line of scrimmage and made a play.

Reason to hope: K-State’s defense has allowed seven points in its past eight quarters.

Reason to mope: TCU, K-State’s next opponent, has one of the nation’s most explosive offenses.

Looking ahead: K-State travels to TCU next week for what could be the game of the year in the Big 12. The Wildcats are on top of the standings without any losses, but the Horned Frogs are ranked higher in the polls and are coming off a victory at West Virginia.

Notes

Write him in — Tyler Lockett continued his assault on the Kansas State record books by catching six passes for 94 yards and one touchdown against Oklahoma State.

The senior receiver passed Jordy Nelson for second in receiving yards on the school’s career list and tied Quincy Morgan for second in touchdown receptions.

He trails only his father, Kevin, in both categories.

With 2,877 career yards and 23 touchdowns, Lockett needs 156 more yards and four touchdowns to pass his father.

Worth noting – Former Kansas State golfer Robert Streb was honored during a break in action. Streb is playing the best golf of his career, coming off a win at The McGladrey Classic. The victory qualified him for The Masters.… Five bowl representatives were in attendance for Saturday’s game, including two from the Sugar Bowl. The other represented the Florida Citrus Bowl, Russell Athletics Bowl and the Alamo Bowl. Other special guests at the game included scouts with the Atlanta Falcons and Minnesota Vikings.

Kellis Robinett

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