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Kansas State holds on for 24-21 victory over Texas

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) The only thing consistent about Kansas State this season has been Bill Snyder's postgame message.

One that laments the Wildcats' inconsistency.

Their yin-and-yang was on display once more on Saturday in a 24-21 victory over Texas. Kansas State was dominant on both sides of the ball in the first half, then committed a series of mistakes in the second half that provided the Longhorns an opportunity to make it a game.

''We played fine in the first half,'' Snyder said grimly, ''and laid eggs in the second half.''

Indeed, the Wildcats (4-3, 2-2 Big 12) raced to a 21-7 lead at the break, and added a field goal in the third quarter to take control. But three turnovers, including one by Charles Jones at the goal line, allowed the Longhorns (3-4, 1-3) to get within 24-14 later in the quarter.

The Longhorns couldn't overcome their own multitude of mistakes, though. Among them was a badly missed 35-yard field-goal attempt with just over four minutes remaining that would have made it 24-17.

The Longhorns eventually got the ball back, but then squandered precious time with running plays before Shane Buechele hit Dorian Leonard from 6 yards out with 46 seconds left. Then they knocked the ensuing onside kick out of bounds, preventing them from having a chance to kick a tying field goal.

''It's tough when you lose a game and we had the opportunity to go win it,'' said Texas coach Charlie Strong, whose hot seat only got hotter with his third loss in four games. ''We needed big stops in the first half and we didn't make them. We were able to bounce back there in the second half - it's just that we've got to learn from it, got to move on. ... We've just got to get ourselves back together.''

Jesse Ertz led the Wildcats with 171 yards passing and a touchdown and 78 yards rushing and two more scores. He also teamed with running backs Charles Jones, Justin Silmon and Alex Barnes to pile up 240 yards on the ground against a Texas defense that began loading up the box to stop them.

The result was the Wildcats' fifth straight home win over Texas.

''I was kind of upset after last week,'' Kansas State linebacker Elijah Lee said of a lopsided loss to Oklahoma. ''That's something you have to carry with you: The season isn't over. You have to take it game by game.''

Buechele finished with 222 yards and two scores passing, but a big chunk of that came on an 80-yard pass to Devin Duvernay in the second quarter. Otherwise, Buechele was sacked twice and corralled most of the day.

D'Onta Foreman, the nation's second-leading rusher, carried 24 times for 124 yards. But he was repeatedly stuffed in key situations, a big reason why Texas was 3 of 11 on third down and 0 for 2 on fourth.

''Beats the tar out of a loss,'' Snyder said in summary, ''but it's not so much the win as how. If we play and prepare well start to finish, we'd be better. That's why I'm not jumping up and down right now.''

THE TAKEAWAY

TEXAS: After eclipsing 500 yards total offense for the fourth time this season a week ago against Iowa State, the Longhorns struggled to move the ball. They managed a season-low 344 yards on Saturday.

KANSAS STATE: The fumble by Jones at the goal line summed up the Wildcats' inconsistency issues. The senior running back otherwise had a solid day but, as Snyder pointed out, ''We're all taught when we're 5 years old to put two hands on the football.''

PENALTY PROBLEMS

Texas was penalized 10 times for 72 yards, drawing four flags on the Wildcats' scoring march to open the game. Kansas State countered with eight penalties for 75 yards. It made for a busy game for an officiating crew that also spent a whole lot of time reviewing plays.

SEEING RED

The Wildcats had scored on 56 straight trips inside the red zone before Jones fumbled in the third quarter. The last time they failed to score was Oct. 17, 2015, in a shutout loss to the Sooners.

UP NEXT

TEXAS: Ninth-ranked Baylor visits Austin on Saturday.

KANSAS STATE: A trip to Iowa State awaits Saturday.

Key Players
S. Buechele 7 QB
1722 YDs, 15 TDs, 5 INTs
J. Ertz 16 QB
927 YDs, 6 TDs, 3 INTs
Scoring Summary
4th Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 0:46
17-T.Domingue extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
21
24
Touchdown 0:46
7-S.Buechele complete to 8-D.Leonard. 8-D.Leonard runs 6 yards for a touchdown.
9
plays
87
yds
02:07
pos
20
24
3rd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 0:31
17-T.Domingue extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
14
24
Touchdown 0:31
18-T.Swoopes runs 8 yards for a touchdown.
13
plays
80
yds
03:59
pos
13
24
Field Goal 4:34
16-M.McCrane 35 yards Field Goal is Good.
8
plays
8
yds
3:07
pos
7
24
2nd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 0:09
16-M.McCrane extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
7
21
Touchdown 0:09
16-J.Ertz complete to 9-B.Pringle. 9-B.Pringle runs 8 yards for a touchdown.
11
plays
95
yds
03:54
pos
7
20
Point After TD 4:03
17-T.Domingue extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
7
14
Touchdown 4:03
7-S.Buechele complete to 2-D.Duvernay. 2-D.Duvernay runs 80 yards for a touchdown.
2
plays
90
yds
00:20
pos
6
14
Point After TD 13:32
16-M.McCrane extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
0
14
Touchdown 13:32
16-J.Ertz scrambles
4
plays
30
yds
01:28
pos
0
13
1st Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 9:23
16-M.McCrane extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
0
7
Touchdown 9:23
16-J.Ertz runs 6 yards for a touchdown.
14
plays
97
yds
05:31
pos
0
6
Team Stats
1st Downs 20 27
Rushing 8 18
Passing 9 4
Penalty 3 5
3rd Down Conv 3-11 5-13
4th Down Conv 0-2 2-2
Total Net Yards 372 421
Total Plays 62 78
Avg Gain 6.0 5.4
Net Yards Rushing 122 234
Rush Attempts 38 51
Avg Rush Yards 3.2 4.6
Net Yards Passing 250 187
Comp. - Att. 17-24 20-27
Yards Per Pass 10.4 6.9
Sacked - Yards Lost 3-28 2-16
Penalties - Yards 10-72 8-75
Touchdowns 3 3
Rushing TDs 1 2
Passing TDs 2 1
Other 0 0
Turnovers 0 3
Fumbles - Lost 1-0 2-2
Int. Thrown 0 1
Punts - Avg 4-40.3 3-33.0
Return Yards 73 58
Punts - Returns 0-0 1-12
Kickoffs - Returns 3-40 2-46
Int. - Returns 1-33 0-0
Kicking 3/4 4/4
Extra Points 3/3 3/3
Field Goals 0/1 1/1
Safeties 0 0
1234T
Texas 3-4 077721
Kansas State 4-3 7143024
250 PASS YDS 187
122 RUSH YDS 234
372 TOTAL YDS 421
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
S. Buechele 7 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
70.8% 222 2 0 176.0
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
64.5% 1722 15 5 149.4
S. Buechele 17/24 222 2 0
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
D. Foreman 33 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
24 124 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
141 855 8
D. Foreman 24 124 0 16
T. Swoopes 18 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
2 11 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
37 135 6
T. Swoopes 2 11 1 8
K. Porter 21 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 1 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
29 116 0
K. Porter 1 1 0 1
S. Buechele 7 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
9 -3 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
55 139 1
S. Buechele 9 -3 0 7
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
De. Duvernay 2 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 80 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
10 273 3
De. Duvernay 1 80 1 80
D. Leonard 8 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 27 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
14 233 3
D. Leonard 3 27 1 11
J. Oliver 6 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 23 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
18 186 0
J. Oliver 1 23 0 23
C. Johnson 9 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
4 22 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
12 109 0
C. Johnson 4 22 0 9
D. Foreman 33 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 20 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
3 44 0
D. Foreman 1 20 0 20
J. Warrick 11 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 19 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
19 207 2
J. Warrick 3 19 0 10
A. Foreman 3 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 17 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
23 207 2
A. Foreman 2 17 0 10
L. Joe 5 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 7 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
7 41 0
L. Joe 1 7 0 7
J. Heard 13 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 7 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
18 227 3
J. Heard 1 7 0 7
Defense T-A SACK INT
P. Ford 95 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
7-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
11-1 0 0.0
P. Ford 7-1 0.0 0
M. Jefferson 46 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-0 0 0.0
M. Jefferson 6-0 0.0 0
P. Boyette Jr. 93 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 0.0
P. Boyette Jr. 5-0 0.0 0
E. Freeman 35 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-0 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-0 1 0.0
E. Freeman 5-0 0.0 1
K. Boyd 2 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
K. Boyd 4-0 0.0 0
J. Hall 31 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
J. Hall 4-0 0.0 0
D. Haines 14 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-0 2 0.0
D. Haines 4-0 0.0 0
J. Bonney 24 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
9-0 0 0.0
J. Bonney 3-0 0.0 0
C. Nelson 97 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
C. Nelson 3-0 0.0 0
A. Wheeler 45 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
A. Wheeler 3-0 0.0 0
B. Hager 44 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 1.0
B. Hager 2-0 1.0 0
C. Omenihu 90 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
C. Omenihu 2-0 0.0 0
D. Elliott 4 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
D. Elliott 2-0 0.0 0
M. Roach 32 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
M. Roach 2-1 0.0 0
C. Warren III 25 RB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
C. Warren III 1-0 0.0 0
A. Davis 25 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
A. Davis 1-0 0.0 0
T. Cole 30 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
T. Cole 1-0 1.0 0
B. Cottrell 91 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
B. Cottrell 1-0 0.0 0
P. Locke III 11 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
P. Locke III 1-0 0.0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
T. Domingue 17 K
IN-GAME FG XP
0/1 3/3
SEASON FG XP
9/13 26/30
T. Domingue 0/1 0 3/3 3
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
M. Dickson 13 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
4 40.3 1
SEASON NO AVG IN20
34 47.0 1
M. Dickson 4 40.3 1 44
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
A. Foreman 3 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
2 13.5 18 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
5 19.4 18 0
A. Foreman 2 13.5 18 0
C. Bluiett 42 TE
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 13.0 13 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
2 8.0 13 0
C. Bluiett 1 13.0 13 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
J. Ertz 16 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
74.1% 171 1 1 132.1
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
54.1% 927 6 3 116.9
J. Ertz 20/27 171 1 1
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
C. Jones 24 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
12 81 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
76 402 2
C. Jones 12 81 0 26
J. Ertz 16 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
18 78 2
SEASON ATT YDS TD
72 371 6
J. Ertz 18 78 2 19
J. Silmon 32 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
11 58 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
34 156 0
J. Silmon 11 58 0 25
A. Barnes 34 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
4 17 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
14 101 0
A. Barnes 4 17 0 6
J. Hubener 8 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 9 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
16 13 1
J. Hubener 1 9 0 9
D. Heath 4 WR
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 2 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
1 2 0
D. Heath 1 2 0 2
D. Warmack 3 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 -2 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
29 154 0
D. Warmack 1 -2 0 -2
W. Dimel 38 FB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 -3 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
17 42 6
W. Dimel 1 -3 0 -3
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
D. Burton 6 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
4 53 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
17 225 0
D. Burton 4 53 0 31
B. Pringle 9 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
4 42 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
17 252 2
B. Pringle 4 42 1 14
D. Heath 4 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
7 41 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
26 312 3
D. Heath 7 41 0 9
C. Jones 24 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 14 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
11 99 0
C. Jones 2 14 0 7
W. Dimel 38 FB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 12 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
5 40 0
W. Dimel 1 12 0 12
I. Zuber 7 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 9 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
12 121 2
I. Zuber 2 9 0 7
C. Sutton 12 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
3 42 0
C. Sutton 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT
E. Lee 9 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-0 1 0.0
E. Lee 6-0 0.0 0
J. Willis 75 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-1 0 2.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-1 0 2.0
J. Willis 6-1 2.0 0
Ch. Moore 52 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
12-0 0 0.0
Ch. Moore 5-0 0.0 0
K. Adams 21 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-0 1 0.0
K. Adams 5-0 0.0 0
T. Wood 34 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
T. Wood 4-0 0.0 0
D. Barnett 22 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
10-4 0 0.0
D. Barnett 4-0 0.0 0
D. Reed 2 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-0 2 0.0
D. Reed 4-0 0.0 0
D. Starks 10 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
D. Starks 3-0 0.0 0
R. Walker 51 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
8-1 0 0.0
R. Walker 3-0 0.0 0
D. Shelley 8 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-1 1 0.0
D. Shelley 2-0 0.0 0
K. Ball 44 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
K. Ball 1-0 1.0 0
M. Seiwert 92 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 1 0.0
M. Seiwert 1-0 0.0 0
T. Dishon 99 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
T. Dishon 1-0 0.0 0
W. Geary 60 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
W. Geary 1-1 0.0 0
B. Barry 18 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
B. Barry 1-0 0.0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
M. McCrane 16 K
IN-GAME FG XP
1/1 3/3
SEASON FG XP
10/13 26/26
M. McCrane 1/1 35 3/3 6
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
N. Walsh 14 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
3 33.0 1
SEASON NO AVG IN20
26 42.4 1
N. Walsh 3 33.0 1 35
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
B. Pringle 9 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
2 23.0 31 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
16 30.5 31 1
B. Pringle 2 23.0 31 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
D. Heath 4 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 12.0 12 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
8 15.4 12 1
D. Heath 1 12.0 12 0
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
9:16 TEXAS 5 3:14 11 56 Punt
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:26 TEXAS 25 1:17 3 7 Punt
11:07 TEXAS 48 1:07 4 -3 Punt
4:23 TEXAS 10 0:20 2 90 TD
0:04 TEXAS 32 0:00 1 -2
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 TEXAS 25 1:37 3 9 Punt
9:43 TEXAS 20 2:01 9 54
4:30 TEXAS 25 3:59 13 75 TD
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
9:50 KSTATE 36 1:39 4 -6
7:07 TEXAS 47 3:00 8 35 FG Miss
2:53 TEXAS 43 2:07 9 42 TD
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:54 KSTATE 32 5:31 14 78 TD
5:55 KSTATE 20 5:28 12 50
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 TEXAS 30 1:28 4 30 TD
12:02 KSTATE 29 0:46 3 -12 Punt
9:52 KSTATE 10 5:22 10 50 Punt
4:03 KSTATE 25 3:54 11 75 TD
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:10 KSTATE 34 3:20 7 66
7:38 KSTATE 26 3:04 7 56 FG
0:24 KSTATE 15 0:00 1 6
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 KSTATE 21 4:55 10 30 INT
8:04 KSTATE 42 0:53 3 11
4:03 KSTATE 20 1:03 3 8 Punt
0:46 TEXAS 49 0:34 2 -6