Texas Tech vs. Kansas State 2012: Wildcats watching BCS standings with eager anticipation

Jamie Squire

Kansas State builds a seemingly insurmountable Big 12 lead, cements Collin Klein's Heisman status in blowout win over Texas Tech

Kansas State fans are talking about the Heisman Trophy and BCS standings in the wake of Saturday's 55-24 victory over the Texas Tech Red Raiders. After giving up a quick touchdown to Texas Tech and sputtering on offense early, Kansas State roared back with three touchdowns in the third quarter to take a 34-17 lead. Another three scores in the fourth ended the contest and gave the Wildcats a 1 1/2-game lead in the Big 12 standings with four games to play.

More importantly, Texas Tech was their second of top-15 opponents, and the Wildcats managed both. Kansas State outscored West Virginia and Texas Tech by a combined 110-38, cementing its place in the upper echelon of the BCS standings. As Bring on the Cats points out, action elsewhere could push Kansas State into the top 2 for next week:

Elsewhere, Georgia knocked Florida from the ranks of the unbeatens. Oregon routed Colorado, but the putrid Buffaloes will be a drag on Oregon's computer numbers. Expect K-State to be No. 2 in the BCS standings tomorrow. As I type this, Arizona leads USC, 39-36. A USC loss would kill the Ducks, who are counting on wins over teams like USC, Oregon State and Stanford to boost their sagging computer numbers.

USC did, in fact, lose that game, reducing the impact of a hypothetical Ducks victory next week against the Trojans. The race for the second BCS Championship Game spot could be Kansas State's to lose.

Collin Klein only solidified his place as the Heisman Trophy front-runner Saturday, completing 19 of 26 passes for 233 yards and two scores, and adding another 83 yards and two touchdowns on the ground.

Kansas State hosts Oklahoma State next Saturday.

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