TOPEKA, Kan. (THE DRIVE) Vanderbilt pulled out a 14-7 win over Kansas State, bringing them to 3-0 these season and dropping K-State to 2-1; and probably out of the rankings. K-State kept it close, only yards shy of a first down with a minute left in the red zone, but Ertz was tackled short of the line.
There were a few other missed opportunities for the Cats to score. Kendall Adams picked up a fumble from QB Shurmur for a touchdown, but after review they ruled Shurmur was down and the points did not count. Then McCrane barely missed a filed goal. Then D.J. Reed returned a punt for a touchdown, but it was brought back due to a illegal block in the back. Even though Ertz threw the pick that gave Vanderbilt the lead, he was the offense and had most of the yards by himself.
Kansas reaches a losing streak of 42 on the road after Ohio defeated them 42-30. KU gave up 450 total yards on defense and allowed 5 sacks on offense. Jayhawks running back Khalil Herbert ran for two touchdowns and finished with 137 yards rushing. Quarterback Bender threw for 281 yards and two touchdowns.
KU kept scoring and keeping it close, including a touchdown with the last play of the game but could never catch Ohio for the lead. Kansas is having a hard time on defense this year and go into conference play next week against West Virginia.