The Kansas State Wildcats enter the half with a 31-17 lead over the Oklahoma State Cowboys.
The first quarter ended knotted at 7-all, but Kansas State was in the middle of a long drive when the initial 15 minutes expired. Kicker Anthony Cantele capped off the 74-yard drive with a 23-yard field goal, putting the Wildcats up 10-7.
Oklahoma State running back Joseph Randle coughed up the game’s first turnover on the next drive. The Wildcats took over at the Cowboys’ 29-yard line, and they quickly turned the fumble into seven points. Quarterback Collin Klein drove the team down the field using his legs and arm, and running back John Hubert finished it with a five-yard touchdown run, putting Kansas State up 17-7.
The Cowboys responded, driving down to the Wildcats’ eight-yard line before settling for a 25-yard field goal off the foot of kicker Quinn Sharp.
Special teams then got involved in a big way. Kansas State wide receiver Tyler Lockett answered the field goal by returning the kickoff 100 yards for a score. Not to be outdone, Oklahoma State’s running back Desmond Roland took the next kickoff 80 yards to the house.
All three phases would get in on the scoring action prior to the half, as Oklahoma State quarterback Wes Lunt was intercepted by defensive back Allen Chapman, who returned the pick 29 yards for a touchdown.