The Kansas St. Wildcats had to overcome a 31-21 deficit to force overtime against the Texas A&M Aggies. Kansas State got those 10 points in the last five minutes of play by a 53-yard touchdown pass from Collin Klein to Chris Harper and then tied the game on a 44-yard field goal by Anthony Cantele with 2:12 left in the game. Texas A&M had a chance to win the game, but the Kansas State defense forced Texas A&M to punt and force overtime.
In overtime Kansas State almost blew it as Klein fumbled the ball into the endzone, but luckily it was recovered by Tramaine Thompson. Each team exchanged a pair of touchdowns, field goals and each team missed a two-point conversion. It was not until the fourth overtime when the game would be decided as Texas A&M kicked a field goal and Kansas State countered with a 1-yard touchdown run by Klein for the win.
The last drive by Kansas State was not without drama as Kansas State converted a third-down by Klein which was subject to instant replay. On the following first down, the Wildcats went to the air in the endzone but there was a pass interference call which set up a first and goal. Two quarterback sneaks later and Kansas State got the win.
The Kansas St. Wildcats allowed the TExas A&M Aggies to take a 21-14 lead due to the second interception from Collin Klein. Klein was picked off by Terrence Frederick who returned the interception 57 yards to the Kansas State 10 yard line. Texas A&M then went onto take a 21-14 lead by scoring one play on a Cyrus Gray touchdown run.
Kansas State responded immediately by going eight plays for 87 yards to tie the game at 21 apiece. Klein used his arm on the drive to get the ball into Texas A&M territory with a 46 yard pass to Chris Harper. Then Klein took to his legs by rushing for 28 yards to finish off the drive and scored the tying touchdown on a 2-yard run.
The Kansas St. Wildcats came from a 14-point deficit to tie the game at the half. Kansas State trailed the Texas A&M Aggies 14-0 and then tied the game by scoring two touchdowns in a span of 3:05. Quarterback Collin Klein score both touchdowns on the ground. Klein completed a 4th-and-1 play to give Kansas State a first-and-goal that set up the first touchdown for Kansas State where Klein scored on a quarterback keeper for two yards.
Then the Kansas State defense forced Texas A&M to punt and was able to drive down the field to tie the game at the half. Klein used his arm to set up the tying score by throwing two big pass plays of 23 and 34 yards. The 34 yard pass put the ball at the 2-yard line and then Klein scored the tying points on another quarterback run. The second scored capped 14 unanswered points for Kansas State to tie the game at the half.
Both the Kansas St. Wildcats and the Texas A&M Aggies are reeling on a two-game losing streak. Kansas State has lost to two ranked teams in the process and is trying to avoid a complete collapse against Texas A&M. In order for Kansas State to not lose their third straight game they will need to step up their rushing defense. In their last two loses against the Oklahoma Sooners and Oklahoma St. Cowboys, Kansas State has given up 520 and 502 yards respectively. Texas A&M is not in the same category of Oklahoma or Oklahoma State, they have an above passing attack led by Ryan Tannehill.
On defense Kansas State will need to have their No. 3 ranked Big 12 total defense come back to life and slow down or stop the Texas A&M passing attack.
Game date, time: Saturday, November 12, 2:30 pm CT
Location: Manhattan, Kan., Bill Snyder Family Football Stadium