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Kansas State vs. West Virginia update: Wildcats up 52-7 in laugher

The No. 4 Kansas State Wildcats struck early in the third quarter and have continued to pour it on, taking a 52-7 lead over the No. 13 West Virginia Mountaineers into the fourth quarter.

The Wildcats got started by intercepting Geno Smith on the first play of the third quarter. Two plays later, Chris Harper caught a 21-yard touchdown pass from Collin Klein for a 38-7 lead just a minute into the half. The interception was the first thrown by Smith this season.

Receiver Tramaine Thompson returned a punt to the Mountaineers' 16-yard line to set up Kansas State's next score, which was another Klein one-yard run. But the long drives weren't done either, as the next time Klein and company got the ball, they marched 77 yards on seven plays, scoring when Klein hit Tyler Lockett for a 20-yard touchdown pass.

Klein and Lockett have been the key connection, as 194 of the quarterback's 323 passing yards have been hauled in by Lockett. The Wildcats have outgained West Virginia 473-134 in total yards.