The opening-night loss to the North Dakota State Bison of the FCS seems like ages ago for the Kansas State Wildcats, who upset the No. 25 Texas Tech Red Raiders to the tune of 49-26 on Saturday. The win moves the Wildcats to 5-4 on the year and drops the Red Raiders, who have lost three straight, to 7-3.
Kansas State didn’t even break 80 yards passing on Saturday, but they didn’t need to thanks to their dominant rushing attack. Senior John Hubert set the tone early with a 63-yard touchdown run in the first quarter. He finished the game with 157 yards and 23 carries, and Kansas State quarterbacks Daniel Sams and Jake Waters each contributed two rushing TDs (with Waters also connecting with Tramaine Thompson for a 20-yard TD pass near the end of the first half).
It was a game to forget for the Red Raiders, who committed 10 penalties and turned the ball over three times (including a pick-six thrown by freshman quarterback Baker Mayfield in the fourth quarter). With a game against the high-powered Baylor Bears next week, the Red Raiders will have to rebound quickly from the disappointing loss.