The Kansas State Wildcats (6-4, 4-3) secured the 33-31 victory when Jack Cantele booted a field goal in the waning seconds to beat the TCU Horned Frogs (4-7, 2-6). It was the Wildcats fourth straight win, all in conference play.
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THE WIN: Nothing gets the blood stirring more than winning a game in the final few seconds. After an ugly season opening loss at home to North Dakota State and three straights defeats to start off conference play, Kansas State has bounced back with four straight wins.
None were more emotional than this one with Cantele’s 41-yarder that split the uprights with three seconds. It is a great momentum builder going into the Oklahoma game next week at home.
TYLER LOCKETT: The wide receiver continues to be the Wildcats’ biggest play maker. Tyler Lockett snared 8 balls for 123 yards and a touchdowns. He has 48 receptions for 702 om the season, even though he missed a game, and only caught one ball in another. When the quarterbacks can get the ball to this guy, the Kansas State offense clicks. Tramaine Thompson isn’t too bad either.
THE OFFENSE: Kansas State has been on a roll. In the last four wins games, all victories, the Wildcats have scored 158 points, an average of 39.5 per game. In their six wins on the season, they have piled up 243 total points, 40.5 a contest. This is a strange Bill Snyder team, an offensive powerhouse with a mediocre defense. It’s a weird combination but it is working.
DANIEL SAMS’ FEET: Sams produced his third 100-yard rushing day of the season by running for 109 yards in 19 tries. He has done very little in the passing game over the last two contests but that is what Jake Waters is for.
JACK CANTELE: Not only did Cantele hit the game winner, but he was good on all four of his field goal attempts and his three extra points.