The Kansas State Wildcats had hoped to cruise through to the national championship, while quarterback Collin Klein hoped to keep his Heisman Trophy hopes alive. Unfortunately for the Wildcats title hopes and Klein’s Heisman campaign, the unranked Baylor Bears had different plans.
Baylor took Kansas State to the woodshed and trounced the nation’s top-ranked team, 52-24, in Waco, Texas.
The Bears entered halftime leading the Wildcats by eleven points and they never looked back. Baylor started the second-half right where they finished the first by intercepting Klein on the first drive and returning it to the one yard line. Glasco Martin ran for a four-yard touchdown to start the rout.
Martin finished the game with 113 rushing yards and three touchdowns. Sophomore running back Lache Seastrunk added a touchdown of his own and 185 yards on the ground. The Baylor rushing attack gashed Kansas State all night.
For Kansas State, their star quarterback and Heisman hopeful struggled to defend the nation’s top spot.
Klein finished the night with 286 yards passing on 27-of-50 passing. He found the endzone twice but was intercepted three times by the Baylor defense. Klein added 32 yards and a touchdown on the ground.
With the losses by Kansas State and Oregon, it opens the door for a one-loss SEC team to find their way back to the national title game.