After a slow start for the No. 3 Kansas State Wildcats, a four yard touchdown run by John Hubert followed by a 24-yard field goal by Anthony Cantele in the second quarter erased an early lead for the No. 14 Texas Tech Red Raiders to give the Wildcats a 13-10 lead after the first half.
The Red Raiders got the scoring started in the game with 32-yard a touchdown pass from Seth Doege to Eric Ward on the opening drive of the game. The only other points allowed by K-State in the game came via a 36-yard field goal made by Ryan Bustin at the beginning of the second quarter.
Heisman Trophy contender, Collin Klein, was ineffective on the ground in the first half, gaining only seven yards on five rushing attempts. As a passer, he completed eight-of-12 passes for 99 yards. Texas Tech has emphasized the pass early, as Doege completed 17-of-27 pass attempts for 163 yards and a touchdown.