Key play: On the opening kickoff, Oregon’s De’Anthony Thomas scored on a 94-yard touchdown return.
Key stat: Thomas scored 12 of Oregon’s 15 points.
Key play: Anthony Cantele missed a 40-yard field goal and Oregon answered with a quick touchdown, closing out the half.
Key stat: Chris Harper made five catches for 47 yards.
Key play: Marcus Mariota scored on a 2-yard keeper that helped put Oregon ahead 31-10.
Key stat: Oregon totaled 166 yards of offense in the quarter.
Key play: With the Wildcats trailing by two scores, Collin Klein threw an interception on K-State’s final drive.
Key stat: Oregon finished the game with 385 yards, compared to 283 for K-State.
Player of the game: De’Anthony Thomas. He scored the first touchdown of the game and added another. His speed was a difference maker.
Reason to hope: K-State returns most of its offense next season, and the current senior class has set a good example of how to win.
Reason to mope: The Wildcats lose the majority of their defense. Outside of Ty Zimmerman and Tre Walker, there will be plenty of new faces making tackles next season.
Looking ahead: K-State will try to finish off an already promising recruiting class and start developing new players in the spring. Next year will be interesting with playing time up for grabs at several positions.
| Kellis Robinett, firstname.lastname@example.org