Nov 23, 2013; Manhattan, KS, USA; Kansas State Wildcats wide receiver Tyler Lockett (16) catches a pass for a touchdown while being defended by Oklahoma Sooners defensive back Cortez Johnson (22) during the first half at Bill Snyder Family Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

The Postgame: Three Plays Doom K-State in Loss to Oklahoma


VITALS

Score: Oklahoma 41, Kansas State 31

It was over when: A 20-yard punt led to an easy Oklahoma score. Jake Waters threw a pick-six on the ensuing drive that gave the Sooners a 17 point lead.

Player of the Game: Brennan Clay rushed for 200 yards and two touchdowns on 31 carries.

Fun Fact: Tyler Lockett’s 90-yard touchdown reception was the longest touchdown reception since his uncle Aaron Lockett caught one from Desmond Bishop.

RECOVERY PUPPIES

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THREE POSITIVES

1. Tyler Lockett

On the day, Lockett had 278 yards receiving, 162 return yards and three touchdowns. He set the school record for kick return yards in a career and and became the sixth person in school history to have a 1,000 yard receiving season. Kid is decent.

2. First Half Jake Waters

Three touchdowns and several other plays in the air brought the Wildcats out of an early 14-0 hole. Second half Jake Waters threw two picks and struggled to make accurate throws.

3. Passing Game

K-State average 12 yards per pass attempt on Saturday. 12.

TWEET OF THE GAME

 

FOUR WORRIES

1. Run Defense

What the hell? Pretty much all Oklahoma can do on offense is run the ball and throw short. K-State seemed to be defending against the deep pass, which is something Oklahoma rarely does. This was very confusing defensive scheming.

2. Officials

That was passing interference on Oklahoma’s pick-six.

3. Clock Management

K-State was down by three possessions and needed a quick score in the fourth quarter with 11 minutes remaining in the game. But instead of picking up the pace, K-State took their time on a 5 minute, 37 second touchdown drive that saw at least two minute of clock time wasted. In a lot of ways, even though K-State scored, this drive ended the game for the Wildcats. There simply was not enough time left for the Wildcats to generate 10 more points.

4. Three Things

Three things killed Kansas State: “The Punt,” “The Pick,” and “The Drive.” The first two are obvious – the pick six and the 20-yard punt. “The Drive” refers to the near six minute touchdown drive in the fourth quarter that prevented K-State from having enough time left to attempt to tie the game.

GO ‘CATS!

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