MORGANTOWN, W.V. (WIBW) - As potential Heisman candidate Will Grier and the West Virginia offense rolled, the Kansas State offense still searched for answers.
"It was quite painful; I can assure you that," Bill Snyder said.
The 12th-ranked Mountaineers stormed past the Wildcats on Saturday for a 35-6 victory. Grier threw for 356 yards and five touchdowns while K-State couldn't get into the end zone once.
Snyder's squad mustered just 91 rushing yards while Skylar Thompson and Alex Delton couldn't break 200 passing yards. They were sacked four times.
"There are a ton of things," Snyder said. "We were just a bad offense, period. Like sandlot football for a while."
Things got away from the Wildcats quickly. After forcing two early West Virginia turnovers, Kansas State couldn't contain Grier. And the offense's frustrations were emphasized in the second quarter with a failed attempt to convert on fourth down, which led to another Mountaineer touchdown to make it 14-0. K-State trailed 21-0 at halftime.
"The way we started the season, not being able to score early, and we come back and replicate that," Snyder said. "There are a lot of reasons why it could have been a far different ball game, but that was on us, not them."
The Wildcats will attempt to figure things out before Texas comes to Manhattan on Sept. 29. The Longhorns knocked off No. 17 TCU 31-16 on Saturday.