Manhattan, KS– It wasn’t always pretty, and it was very scary, but in the end #2 Kansas State disposed of #24 Oklahoma State rather easily.
The story of the game however, was a mysterious injury suffered by K-State Heisman contending quarterback, Collin Klein. After scoring a 1 yard touchdown off of a quarterback sneak, Klein trotted to the sidelines and did not return.
Leading 38-20 following a field goal response on the following drive, Bill Snyder put fear into the hearts of many K-State fans by sending backup quarterback into the game. Although the Cats did not score a touchdown following Klein’s injury, which is now assumed to be a concussion or head/neck injury, Sams did a good job of managing the game and lead K-State to 2 4th quarter field goal drives.
The Cat offense stalled on its first drive at the OSU 40, but when on a 6 play 75 yards on their ensuing drive to tie the game at 7-7 and never looked back. The Cats put up 481 yards and 33 points, (not including Tyler Locketts kickoff return). Before the injury, Klein threw for 245 yards. Backup running back Angelo Pease, ran for 72 yards to lead K-State in rushing, while Hubert added 2 touchdowns on the ground.
K-States defense stepped up once again and contained the Pokes very powerful offense. The bend but don’t break mentality of the defense was prevalent once again. Although K-State surrendered 504 yards of total offense to OSU, they held the Cowboys to just 23 points (one OSU touchdown came off a kickoff return), and just 2 touchdowns.
Oklahoma State starting quarterback Wes Lunt, was also knocked out of the game with a concussion. Back up quarterback came off the bench to impress throwing for
Senior cornerback Allen Chapmen had a career day, intercepting OSU 3 times, and also took one back 31 yards for a touchdown. Nigel Malone had an interception as well.
K-State also shut down the Cowboy rushing attack, limiting 1st team big 12 back Joseph Randle to just 43 yards off of 15 carries.
So. return man Tyler Lockett and Sr. cornerback Allen Chapman were each named as big 12 special teams player of the week and defensive player of the week respectively.
K-State maintained its #2 spot in the BCS rankings by a .15 margin over Oregon.