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No. 7 Kansas State blows out Kansas, 56-16

Associated Press Modified: October 6, 2012 at 4:02 pm •  Published: October 6, 2012
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"It was kind of crazy there for a little bit," the Wildcats' Ty Zimmerman said.

Kansas State needed only four plays and just over a minute to answer again. Klein scooted for 27 yards and two plays later hit 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 for the fullback-like Klein to barrel into the end zone for 21-14 lead.

It looked as if Kansas State might score again just before the half when Crist was intercepted by Nigel Malone, who returned it to the Kansas 5. But Klein burned the Wildcats' last timeout with 16 seconds left, and was tackled in bounds on the ensuing play as the clock ran out.

Not that it mattered a whole lot.

The game quickly got out of hand in the third quarter.

Klein's 2-yard touchdown pass to 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.

"We made some errors and stuff that just hurts you," Klein said. "We knew they were going to come out fighting. Give them credit in their preparation, but again, I was very proud in how we responded in the second half."

The second-half scoring binge allowed Klein to spend the fourth quarter watching from the sideline, a rare luxury in a conference game. Meanwhile, Sams put Kansas State was in position to score again when time mercifully expired.

"We kept our composure, and that's what is great about this team. We don't do any name-calling or anything like that," Zimmerman said. "It was a little frustrating what they were doing on us in the first half, but in the second half we started to get some turnovers and that got us moving."