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Oklahoma State vs. Kansas State 2012: Wildcats face speculation after win

Kansas State passed its most recent test with a win over Oklahoma State, but now speculation arises with the injury status of star QB Collin Klein unclear.

Ed Zurga

The Kansas State Wildcats took care of business on Saturday night, earning a 44-30 victory over the Oklahoma State Cowboys to keep their national title hopes alive. However, it came at a cost, as quarterback Collin Klein left the game with an apparent injury. That, plus the updated BCS standings to be released later on Sunday, will result in some serious speculation in the days to come, says Bring On The Cats.

It certainly didn't look like Klein suffered a serious injury, although he clearly favored his wrist on the final scoring drive. But even after the apparent injury, he threw several nice passes to move the Wildcats down the field.

Klein, who is likely the Heisman Trophy frontrunner, did have his wrist bent backward on the play in question and possibly took a shot to the head, as well. Kansas State head coach Bill Snyder is notoriously tight-lipped regarding injuries, so it's hard to say whether or not the lack of news in the postgame press conference means anything.

Kansas State's competition in the BCS standings had a difficult time winning their games on Saturday, which will be the topic of discussion in college football on Sunday and throughout the week.

Notre Dame trailed by two touchdowns going into the fourth quarter before pulling out a win in triple overtime over hapless Pitt. That should help K-State. Oregon beat USC in a 62-52 shootout, which is an impressive win, but exposes some questions about the Ducks' defense. And Alabama tried its damnedest to make K-State the No. 1 team in the nation, but the Crimson Tide scored a late touchdown to pull out a win in Death Valley.

Based on its dominant offensive showing, Oregon has a shot to pass Kansas State in the BCS standings. However, it doesn't seem as if the Wildcats did enough wrong to have to relinquish their spot.

Stay tuned to SB Nation Kansas City and Bring On The Cats for the unveiling of this week's BCS rankings.