The key: Texas Tech gained 200 yards, 93 more than K-State, but the score was tied 14-14 after 15 minutes.
The key: Byron Pringle returned a kickoff 99 yards for a touchdown, giving K-State a special-teams touchdown a quarter after it scored on defense.
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The key: The only score was a field goal from Texas Tech kicker Clayton Hatfield.
The key: K-State forced Texas Tech to punt once and turn the ball over on downs.
Offense: C. Texas Tech might have the worst defense in the Big 12, and K-State managed 335 yards against it. The running game was solid, but the passing game still needs work.
Defense: C. No one stops Texas Tech’s offense, but K-State could have done more against the Red Raiders. Outside of a D.J. Reed interception, which was returned for a touchdown, Texas Tech moved the ball almost at will.
Special teams: A. Byron Pringle returned a kickoff 99 yards for a touchdown and continually gave the Wildcats excellent field position.
Coaching: B. Texas Tech is a difficult team to prepare for, and the coaching staff had K-State ready. The defense, in particular, remained strong-willed until the end.
Player of the game
Charles Jones. This was his finest game in a K-State uniform. The senior running back rushed for 128 yards and a touchdown in 19 carries.
Reason to hope
K-State is 3-0 as a favorite this season. This team knows how to take care of business.
Reason to mope
The Wildcats will likely be underdogs in three of their remaining four road games.
K-State heads to Oklahoma next week for what could be the team’s most difficult game yet. The Wildcats have won two in a row in Norman.
Basketball team holds open scrimmage: Barry Brown and Isaiah Maurice were two of the most productive players for Kansas State during a public basketball scrimmage Saturday afternoon.
Brown, a sophomore guard, made several shots at opportune times, looking sharp from three-point range and in the paint. Maurice, a redshirt freshman forward, showed off his range by making a three and draining several other jump shots.
Combine that with solid play from seniors Wesley Iwundu and D.J. Johnson and K-State coach Bruce Weber was pleased with what he saw.
“I thought Barry was good,” Weber said. “At the end he took a couple of shots, but he has been our best assists-to-turnovers ratio guy in practice. When we scrimmage here and the lights go on he gets a little herky-jerky and we have got to get him to be a little more patient.”
Redshirt freshman center Dante Williams sat out the scrimmage because of an injured tooth, but Weber said he will return to practice next week.
K-State opens the season on Nov. 11 against Western Illinois.
Surprise starter: Abdul Beecham started at left guard and stayed there throughout the game. He is the third K-State offensive lineman to start at that position this season. Tyler Mitchell opened the season there and Will Ash played there the past three games.
Special guests: Five NFL scouts attended the game. They represented the Chiefs, New England Patriots, San Diego Chargers, Carolina Panthers and Atlanta Falcons.
Kellis Robinett, firstname.lastname@example.org