TOPEKA, Kan. (THE DRIVE) Kansas State was able to hold off Oklahoma State and win 45-40. At one point in the game, K-State lead 42 to 13 and in the second half of the game OSU started to make a comeback but just barely fell short.
Pringle had a career high game with four passes for 166 yards, three touchdowns and a 89 yard kickoff return. Thompson threw for 204 yards and ran for 93 yards.
Oklahoma State had a solid game with Mason Rudolph passing for 425 yards and three touchdowns. James Washington caught eight passes for 159 yards and two touchdowns. It was the multiple over thrown balls, including a critical 4th down that really helped K-State. Rudolph had two interceptions and a turn over on downs from over thrown balls. With two minutes left, Rudolph had four in-completions in a row.
Kansas State is now bowl eligible and takes on Iowa State for their final game of the season.
The Jayhawks started their football game by not shaking the hand of Baker Mayfield, which was just the start of the chaos in this game. Later in the game, Heisman candidate Mayfield took a late hit that could have been border line targeting. Mayfield later responded with grabbing at his crotch and cursing at KU's bench.
KU was held to minimum yardage with Carter Stanley throwing for 117 yards and Khalil Herbert rushing for 37 yards.
Mayfield threw for 257 yards and three touchdowns, leading Oklahoma to their 41-3 victory. With this Oklahoma earned a spot in the Big 12 title game, and aim to earn a spot in the playoffs.
Kansas travels to Oklahoma State next week.
Even with missing Preston, KU was able to pull of a close victory against Kentucky and South Dakota State in basketball.
Svi Mykhailiuk scored a career-high 27 points. Udoka Azubuike added 17 points and had more game time with Preston being out. However the lack of depth was showing when early foul trouble set in.
KU is already winning games and it should only get better from here. Preston should eventually be back and Arizona State transfer Sam Cunliffe will be eligible later in December.