K-State pulled away from Texas Tech in the second half of a 55-24 win, but once again had problems closing out the first half with a touchdown from point-blank range.
By KELLIS ROBINETT
The Kansas City Star
Before the Wildcats attempted a third-and-goal play from the 2, K-State coach Bill Snyder called timeout to set up a trick play. Quarterback Collin Klein handed off to backup running back Angelo Pease, who was hit while trying to attempt a jump pass.
The ball went soaring out of bounds, and Anthony Cantele kicked a field goal on the next play. K-State also got cute with a trick play late in the first half against Miami, and a designed running play against Kansas. All three plays failed.
Its one of those deals where if it works, we are skipping down the street, Klein said. If it doesnt we have to answer some tough questions afterward. We always think weve got a great chance it doesnt work out that way. It didnt today, but it was worth a try.
• One easy way to avoid complacency down the stretch? Fullback Braden Wilson simply remembers what league K-State plays in. This is the Big 12, Wilson said. We are not going to have an easy game. Thats just how it is it doesnt matter if its a ranked opponent or not. They are all hard games.
• Guests at Saturdays game included NFL scouts from the Denver Broncos and Baltimore Ravens, bowl representatives from the Fiesta and Sugar Bowls and Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby.
• Tre Walker left the game after injuring his left leg on an awkward tackle. He was helped off the field by two K-State trainers. Left tackle Cornelius Lucas also limped off the field in the second half with a foot injury. Snyder did not comment on the status of either player after the game.