KSU falls to Oklahoma State, 33-29
It was a game of trading punches, but Oklahoma State threw the last one, and Kansas State was not able to recover. The Wildcats fell to the Cowboys 33-29, and now sit at 2-3, 0-2 in the Big 12.
The second half was much like the first, with the teams going back and forth on the scoreboard, with a total of eight lead-changes.
Trailing 17-14 at the half, Daniel Sams completed his second touchdown pass of the game, this time to Torell Miller, and KSU was leading 21-17.
Oklahoma State closed out the third quarter with two field goals, and the 'Cats trailed 23-20 going into the fourth.
With 6:09 left in the game, Sams scored from 3 yards out, and the two-point conversion was good as well, giving KSU a 29-23 lead.
Like the rest of the game, Oklahoma State answered back, scoring two minutes later to take the lead at 30-29, but that's when the pendulum stopped swinging.
On the first play after the OSU score, Sams threw an interception, giving the Cowboys possession at the KSU 17 yard line. OSU was able to kick a field goal to push the score to 33-29.
Needing a touchdown, KSU moved the ball 32 yards to the Oklahoma State 44, but Sams threw a pass over the head of his receiver, and OSU intercepted the ball to seal the win.
Sams finished the game 15/21 with 181 yards passing, 2 touchdowns and three interceptions. He also rushed 27 times for 118 yards.
Jake Waters three seven passes, completing three of them.
The leading receiver for KSU was Glenn Gronkowski, who had one reception for 67 yards, and a touchdown.
It came down to the last minute two years ago when KSU played at Oklahoma State, and it's looking like it might happen again.
Kansas State trails the Cowboys 17-14 at the half, but it's been a game of momentum swings so far.
The Wildcats got the scoring started when Daniel Sams, who has played extensively this game, found Glenn Gronkowski for a 67 yard touchdown to put them up 7-0.
The Wildcats had the momentum, but 41 seconds later, the Cowboys were in the end zone as well, and the game was tied.
Oklahoma State kicker Ben Grogan hit a 30-yard field goal to put the Pokes up 10-7 in the second quarter, and then lined up for another field goal with 2:45 left in the half.
Once again, the momentum was clearly with Oklahoma State, but the field goal was blocked, and Kip Daily returned the ball 65 yards to give KSU a 10-point swing, and the lead, 14-10. Momentum back to the KSU side.
Only 1:55 later, and Oklahoma State took the momentum back before half when quarterback J.W. Walsh running it in from 3 yards out to put the Cowboys up 17-14.