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North Texas Vs. Kansas State Score Update: Tied 7-7 After First Quarter

In a game where the No. 15 Kansas State Wildcats entered as heavy favorites, it was the North Texas Mean Green that opened the game with a six-yard touchdown run by Brelan Chancellor. The Wildcats answered back quickly, though, with a 96-yard kickoff return by Tyler Lockett on the ensuing kick.

With first-team All-Big 12 and preseason All-American Arthur Brown sidelined with an injury, the Mean Green have been the ones controlling the game offensively, with efficient ball movement. North Texas quarterback Derek Thompson completed 9 of 10 passes in the first quarter for 59 yards, while K-State's Collin Klein has yet to complete a pass.

In fact, the Wildcats were unable to earn a first down in the first quarter at all, with two three-and-out drives. They'll need a better offensive performance if they hope to take the lead and avoid a Mean Green upset bid.

For more on K-State football, visit Kansas State blog Bring On The Cats and SB Nation Kansas City.