The No. 15 Kansas State Wildcats used two fourth quarter touchdowns to hold off a late rally and upset the No. 6 Oklahoma Sooners, 24-19.
The Wildcats scored 14 unanswered points on their first two possessions of the fourth quarter to take a 24-13 lead over the Sooners. Oklahoma answered with a touchdown of their own, but their two-point attempt failed and they were unable to get the ball back from the Wildcats.
Oklahoma got the scoring started, as their first drive resulted in a 28-yard field goal off the foot of kicker Michael Hunnicutt. Kansas State’s defense scored the game’s first touchdown, as they forced a Landry Jones fumble and returned it for a score. The Wildcats converted another Sooners’ turnover into three more points before Hunnicutt kicked his second field goal of the game, a 38-yarder, to make it 10-6 Kansas State at half.
Oklahoma regained the lead in the third, as Blake Bell scored on a three-yard touchdown run, but another turnover by Jones set up the Wildcats first score in the fourth.
Box Score Hero: Wildcats running back John Hubert rushed for 130 yards on 23 carries and scored the game’s decisive touchdown.
Rankings Ramifications: With their impressive win, the Wildcats will likely move into the top 10, while the Sooners could fall out.
But Did They Cover? Oklahoma didn’t manage to pick up the victory, much less cover the spread.