TOPEKA, Kan. (THE DRIVE) Kansas State loss to Texas in the double overtime 40-34. K-State statistically trailed Texas in almost every category, but still had many opportunities to pull out a win.
In the first half, Jesse Ertz threw two touchdown passes to Dalton Schoen, one going for 82 yards. Ertz took himself out of the game in the third quarter after hurting the same knee he has had surgery on twice now. Alex Delton came in and ran to tie the game and later drove the Wildcats to a go-ahead field goal in the fourth quarter. Delton also scored a touchdown in the first overtime.
Well it is promising to see that K-State has a good backup quarterback if for some reason Ertz can't play, it was not enough to stop Texas this week.
Texas freshman Sam Ehlinger passed for 380 yards and two touchdowns in his third career start for Texas. He also ran for 107 yards, using his legs for big gains on the game-tying drive in the fourth quarter and to set up Warren's game-winning score in overtime.
Kansas State plays TCU and then Oklahoma the following week.
Kansas suffered its 7th loss of more than 40 points since the start of 2015 losing to Texas Tech 65-19.
The Jayhawks had a few good plays including an interception and a few touchdowns needing video review for how close they were. Bender started at QB and was 12 of 24 for 146 yards with a touchdown and an interception. Stanley came in for the second half and finished with 110 yards passing.
The Jayhawks were stopped short on fourth-and-1 in the first quarter, the defense missed a lot of their tackles, the offense had two interceptions, and running back Khalil Herbert — who had 291 yards rushing two weeks ago against West Virginia — only had 10 carries for 65 yards before departing with an injury in the third quarter.
Kansas plays Iowa State next week, who just upset number 3 Oklahoma.
The Big 12 has shown that any team can win against any other team, anywhere this year, with TCU being the only undefeated team left.