Kansas blown out by No. 7 Kansas State, 56-16

Associated Press Modified: October 6, 2012 at 4:32 pm •  Published: October 6, 2012
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"When we put something in, you won't have to worry about me taking a chance, and especially in a game like this," Weis said. "When you know you're playing against a team of this caliber, you've got to be willing to take some risk, and we did."

The fakes went swimmingly, but Kansas still had no answer for the Wildcats' offense.

Kansas State needed only four plays and just over a minute to answer again. Klein scooted for 27 yards and two plays later hit Tyler Lockett in stride for a 34-yard touchdown reception.

After holding Kansas to three-and-out — this time the Jayhawks did punt — the Wildcats needed only three plays to score. Angelo Pease ran for 28 yards, Klein went for 31 and then the fullback-like quarterback barreled in from a yard out to make it 21-14 with 9:35 left in the half.

It looked like the Wildcats might score again just before the half when Crist was intercepted by Nigel Malone, who returned it to the Kansas 5. Crist made the touchdown-saving tackle.

There were only 16 seconds left on the clock, and Klein burned Kansas State's last timeout for no apparent reason. He then ran a designed draw play and was stacked up in bounds and short of the goal line, allowing the final seconds to tick away without getting another play off.

"It was about accepting responsibility for playing the game intelligently," Kansas State coach Bill Snyder said. "Those kinds of mistakes don't happen in high school football, elementary school football. They shouldn't be happening here."

In the second half, it was Kansas committing all those mistakes, and Kansas State taking advantage of them.

Klein's 2-yard touchdown pass to Travis Tannahill made it 28-14, and after Kansas managed a safety, Tre Parmelee fumbled the ensuing kickoff to give the Wildcats the ball back. Hubert made one cut and ran untouched 32 yards for another touchdown and a 35-16 lead.

Crist was picked off again on the Jayhawks' next possession and, three plays later, Hubert scored from a yard out. Klein added another touchdown run minutes later to make it 49-16, and the Wildcats tacked on one more score for the final margin.

"You always have to respond to a sudden change or turnover in the proper fashion, but they were scoring in chunks, just big play after big play," Weis said. "I'm really disappointed."