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Now that’s how you give a butt whoopin’. Ok, so K-State is no stranger to butt whoopin’ Texas Tech. It was the 4th straight win over Texas Tech, and only the first in that streak, a 2011 K-State 41-34 win in Lubbock, was even close.

  • The conversation about this game has to start with how good Jake Waters was. While K-State continues to struggle against the run, Jake became the first quarterback for the Wildcats to throw for 300 yards and rush for 100 yards in a game since Michael Bishop! When you’re in the same sentence as Bishop, something special is happening. Especially knowing that this isn’t some one game fluke performance. 50 yards of his 123 rushing yards came on one play… the longest of his career.
  • The 535 total yards put up by K-State yesterday was the most since 2008. Remember when Texas Tech was the one that was supposed to put up all the yards?  By the way, that great day from Jake Waters? That was 395 yards. How important is he to this team? He accounted for 74% of the game’s offense.
  • Remember when people were worried you couldn’t beat a high powered offense without constantly running the ball? Time of possession can work if you’re completing passes, too. K-State held the ball for 40:09 last night. Lesson learned: Bill Snyder finds a way with the the tools he has.
  • Tyler Lockett got his 20th and 21st career receiving touchdowns yesterday, and passed Jordy Nelson on the list to get to 3rd all time. So how about that Lockett watch?
 ReceptionsReceiving YardsReceiving TDs
Needed Entering 201475 rec838 yds9 TDs
vs Stephen F. Austin1 rec9 yds1 TD
vs Iowa State6 rec136 yds0 TDs
vs Auburn6 rec45 yds0 TDs
vs UTEP4 rec84 yds0 TDs
vs Texas Tech12 rec125 yds2 TDs
Currently needs46 rec439 yds6 TDs
Needs per game (assumes 13 total games)5.75 rec/game54.88 yards/game.75 TDs/game
  • One record we haven’t been tracking is career 100 yard games. Lockett was tied with Jordy Nelson and Quincy Morgan for the top spot with 10. Now he has 11, and the records are falling. It was the second time that Lockett and Curry Sexton each had 100+ yards in the same game.
  • Quote of the week:
    Wide Receiver Tyler Lockett on Curry Sexton’s one handed catch…

    “I was amazed. I saw the whole thing. Do not tell coach I did not run my route. Coach Snyder told us all to watch Curry’s catch on SportsCenter.”

  • The 2 TDs scored by Curry Sexton, including that ridiculous 1 handed grab that nabbed a spot on Sportcenter’s Top 10, were just the 2nd and 3rd of his career. It was his first time finding the end zone since the 2012 Miami game.
  • The secondary capitalized on mistakes by Davis Webb, and it was glorious. Travis Green and Morgan Burns both got the first and second interceptions of their careers. Those 4 INTs finally got K-State into positive turnover margin on the year at +1.
  • Opponent quote of the week:
    Texas Tech Head Coach Kliff Kingsbury On the quick three-and-outs turned into touchdowns for K-State…

    “We got the ball back and were going into our two minute drill and miss a guy who is open. Then they get it and by the time we get it back again, it is 31-7. We just were not getting it done and not making good plays, and when we had good plays called, we were not executing.”

  • Woah, there Kliffy. Way to take your team and throw them under the bus. You may as well have said, “I called a great game, and my players sucked.”
  • Watching the defense not put Davis Webb on the ground was frustrating. It wasn’t until the last possession that Ryan Mueller finally registered the first K-State sack of the game.
  • K-State Volleyball took home yet another win on the road. This time at Texas Tech. Good weekend for purple, bad for Red Raiders.
  • Jack Cantele hit the last PAT of the game. Not only did he get applause when he came in, but the crowd went wild when he nailed the extra point. It was a great moment in a great season of demonstrating how great K-State fans are.

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