NCAAF Game Recap - Kansas State at Oklahoma State
Sat Sep 28, 2019 7:00 PM EDT

Clem
21
UNC
20
F
Miss
31
Ala
59
F
OHSt
48
Neb
7
F
TxTch
16
Okla
55
F
MisSt
23
Aub
56
F
NW
15
Wisc
24
F
Tows
0
Fla
38
F
UVA
20
ND
35
F
PSU
59
MD
0
F
MidTN
3
Iowa
48
F
AzSt
24
Cal
17
F
USC
14
Wash
28
F
WaSt
13
Utah
38
F
Rut
0
Mich
52
F
UConn
21
UCF
56
F
TxAM
31
Ark
27
F
K St
13
OkSt
26
F
Ind
31
MSU
40
F
Navy
23
Mem
35
F
Duke
45
VaTec
10
F
SJSU
24
AF
41
F
C Mi
15
WestMI
31
F
Buff
20
MiaOH
34
F
NIU
18
Vand
24
F
Kans
14
TCU
51
F
BYU
21
Toled
28
F
HolyC
3
Syr
41
F
Del
14
Pitt
17
F
CoCar
37
App
56
F
IASt
21
Bayl
23
F
GATec
2
Temp
24
F
Minn
38
Purd
31
F
Akr
29
UMass
37
F
FlAtl
45
Char
27
F
Wake
27
BC
24
F
SMU
48
SoFL
21
F
Cin
52
Marsh
14
F
ArkSt
50
Troy
43
F
ULLaf
37
GaSo
24
F
ECU
24
OD
21
F
NM
10
Lib
17
F
SoAl
17
ULMon
30
F
Stan
31
OreSt
28
F
UAB
13
W Ky
20
F
Nich
3
TxSt
24
F
UTEP
13
SMiss
31
F
LaTec
23
Rice
20
F OT
ColSt
24
UtSt
34
F
KY
7
SCar
24
F
NCSt
13
FlaSt
31
F
UNLV
17
Wyo
53
F
Fres
30
NMSt
17
F
Hou
46
NorTx
25
F
Hawaii
54
Nev
3
F
UCLA
17
Ariz
20
F

Sep 28, 2019, 7:00 PM EDT

Final

1

2

3

4

T

(24) Kansas State (3-1)

0

3

0

10

13

Oklahoma State (4-1)

10

6

7

3

26

Hubbard runs for 296 as Oklahoma St beats K-State, 26-13
Sun Sep 29, 2019 1:40 AM

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) Chuba Hubbard entered Saturday's game as the nation's leading rusher, yet still felt the need to rebound from what he considered to be a sub-par performance a week earlier.

Hubbard ran for 296 yards and a touchdown on 25 carries, and Oklahoma State shut down No. 24 Kansas State's own vaunted rushing attack in a weather-delayed 26-13 victory.

Hubbard carried just three times in the first quarter for the Cowboys (4-1, 1-1 Big 12), who built a 13-0 lead when the game was halted more than an hour in the second quarter due to lightning. But the breakout star finished with runs of 53, 84 and 44 yards in a dominant performance.

After gaining "just" 121 yards on 37 carries in a 36-30 loss at No. 11 Texas last week, Hubbard felt like he redeemed himself.

"I wasn't happy with how it went last week, I felt like I let down my team in a lot of ways," Hubbard said. "Texas obviously played great but I know I could have done a lot more, so this week, I just wanted to bounce back from that and help put my team in a position to win. Everything came together, so it was a good win.

"It's a great feeling."

Spencer Sanders added 153 yards passing and a touchdown for Oklahoma State. Most of that went to Tylan Wallace, who hauled in eight passes for 145 yards.

"I think he should be in the Heisman running right now," Sanders said of Hubbard. "He's doing great, he's a big asset to this team and we're just going to keep getting better each week."

Skylar Thompson was 11 of 23 for 118 yards for the Wildcats (3-1, 0-1), who were coming off a bye following a big win at Mississippi State.

"We held them to 26 points, which is a good effort by our defense, but we couldn't get anything going on offense," said Kansas State first-year coach Chris Klieman, whose team was just 1 of 13 on third downs. "Offensively, we just couldn't get enough going, especially on 1st-and-10, that was where we struggled. We just didn't get into a great rhythm on offense and that's a credit to their defense."

By the time lightning struck nearby and the officials ordered everyone off the field, the Cowboys had a 208-32 edge in offensive yardage. On the first play following the lengthy layoff, Thompson connected with Samuel Wheeler for a 39-yard pass, eventually leading to Blake Lynch's 46-yard field goal.

Oklahoma State looked to be securely in control after Hubbard's 84-yard touchdown run on the Cowboys' first play of the third quarter, giving them a 23-3 advantage.

"That was a big-time play and we needed that, as a team," Wallace said of Hubbard's big run. "It just shows that big-time players go out and make big-time plays like that, and that was something we really needed, so I was real happy about that."

Kansas State battled back, though, as both its defense and its offense asserted itself in the second half. The defense recorded back to back interceptions of Sanders, by Elijah Sullivan and Darreyl Patterson, and the offense capitalized on both. Lynch's 37-yard field goal and a 5-yard touchdown run by James Gilbert pulled K-State to within 23-13 with 7:14 remaining.

Oklahoma State drained the clock on its next possession, though, as Matt Ammendola kicked his fourth field goal of the night with 1:03 to go to put the game away.

TAKEAWAY

Kansas State entered the game ranking 10th in the nation in rushing, averaging 280 yards, but struggled for most of this one. Through the first half, the Wildcats gained just 18 yards on 13 carries, and had just 68 heading into the final couple minutes of the third quarter. In the end, the Wildcats wound up with 126 yards on 32 carries (a 3.9-yard average), led by Gilbert's 44 yards on 12 carries.

Oklahoma State had issues capitalizing in the red zone in its previous game, a 36-30 loss at No. 11 Texas. And once again, the Cowboys could not punch the ball in from inside the 20. It was a pair of field goals and a turnover-on-downs against the Longhorns, while this time Oklahoma State kicked three field goals after stalling within the 5-yard-line, and another within the 15. The big difference Saturday night was the outcome.

POLL IMPLICATIONS

With Oklahoma State sitting just outside the Top 25 (they were essentially 27th), and K-State at No. 24, it was always likely that the winner of this game will land in the 20-23 range of the poll, while the loser gets left out. That still looks to be the case, as Oklahoma State should enter the rankings now, while K-State falls off the list.

LAST WORD

"He's a special kid," said Oklahoma State offensive coordinator Sean Gleeson of Hubbard. "He sent me a text early in the week and he said, `Hey coach, whatever it takes to win, I'll take the ball 30 times, I'll take it five times.' That's just a good measure of his character and what he wants to do for this football team. He was great tonight and he deserved a standing ovation."

UP NEXT

Kansas State returns home to take on Baylor next Saturday.

Oklahoma State heads to Lubbock next Saturday to face Texas

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Passing

K St Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
S. Thompson 23 11 47.8 0 118 39 0 63.3
OkSt Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
S. Sanders 25 16 64.0 1 153 33 2 60.9

Rushing

K St Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
J. Gilbert 12 44 3.7 18 1
S. Thompson 7 27 3.9 20 0
OkSt Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
C. Hubbard 25 296 11.8 84 1
S. Sanders 14 52 3.7 29 0

Receiving

K St Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
S. Wheeler 1 39 39.0 39 0
D. Schoen 3 23 7.7 9 0
OkSt Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
T. Wallace 8 145 18.1 33 0
C. Hubbard 2 7 3.5 5 0

Fumbles

K St F FL
J. Gilbert 1 1
OkSt F FL
S. Sanders 1 0

Returning

K St KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
P. Brooks 4 19.0 0 24 0 - 0 0
OkSt KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
D. Stoner 0 - 0 0 2 2.5 0 4

Punting

K St Punt Yds Avg LgPu
D. Anctil 7 321 45.9 54
OkSt Punt Yds Avg LgPu
T. Hutton 4 154 38.5 44

Takeaways

K St Int Yds InTD
D. Patterson 1 26 0
E. Sullivan 1 0 0

Team Stats Comparison

K St OkSt
Points For 13 26
Total Yards 244 526
Rushing Yards 126 373
Passing Yards 118 153
Passing Completions / Attempts 11/23 16/25
Turnovers 1 2
Interceptions Thrown 0 2
Fumbles - Lost 1/1 1/0
First Downs 8 21
Penalties - Yards 8/65 6/60
Time Of Possession 8:08 52:52
Third Down Conversions/Attempts 1/13 4/13
Fourth Down Conversions/Attempts 1/2 0/1
Punts - Average Yards 7/46 4/38

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter K St OkSt
OkSt 8:48 FG Matt Ammendola 25 yd FG 0 3
OkSt 11:03 TD Logan Carter 3 yd pass from Spencer Sanders (Matt Ammendola kick) 0 10
2nd Quarter K St OkSt
OkSt 6:20 FG Matt Ammendola 21 yd FG 0 13
K St 9:25 FG Blake Lynch 46 yd FG 3 13
OkSt 12:54 FG Matt Ammendola 29 yd FG 3 16
3rd Quarter K St OkSt
OkSt 2:15 TD Chuba Hubbard 84 yd run (Matt Ammendola kick) 3 23
4th Quarter K St OkSt
K St 2:44 FG Blake Lynch 37 yd FG 6 23
K St 7:46 TD James Gilbert 5 yd run (Blake Lynch kick) 13 23
OkSt 13:57 FG Matt Ammendola 18 yd FG 13 26

Game Information

Stadium: Boone Pickens Stadium, Stillwater, Oklahoma
Attendance: 55,509
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