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Kansas State vs. West Virginia update: Collin Klein, defense key 31-7 halftime lead

The Kansas State Wildcats have extended their lead and are up 31-7 at halftime on the road against the West Virginia Mountaineers on Saturday night.

After building a 10-0 lead after one quarter, Collin Klein continued moving the ball at will for Kansas State, scoring rushing touchdowns on all three second-quarter possessions. The Wildcats racked up piles of yards in the process, as Klein's touchdown runs of one, eight, and one yard capped drives of 64, 75, and 78 yards.

K-State's offense moving the ball has combined with a stifling defensive effort, holding a usually-prolific West Virginia offense to just 74 yards in two quarters. Geno Smith is 9-for-13 for 62 yards. The Mountaineers' only points came when dynamic return man Tavon Austin returned a kickoff 100 yards for a score.


Klein is 14-for-16 for 226 yards and one touchdown, while leading the Wildcats in rushing with 47 yards and those three touchdowns on the ground. Kansas State totaled 346 yards in the first half.