Hartman's knee injury starts KSU collapse

LINCOLN, Neb. -- Kansas State received a big hit on the second snap of the second half when starter Tysyn Hartman was sidelined with an injury to his right knee.

Hartman jumped over a defender and didn't appear to be hit before he landed awkwardly.

Nebraska took advantage of the injury immediately. Nebraska quarterback Zac Lee exploited the weak middle of the KSU defense where Hartman's replacement, freshman Torrell Miller had taken over.

Lee hit Niles Paul on a 47-yard pass on the next play after Hartman's injury. Roy Helu Jr. scored on the next play on a 14-yard touchdown run to extend the Cornhuskers' lead to 17-3 less than two minutes into the third quarter.

KSU doesn't have the kind of offense that scores points in bunches. They need to get some offensive production going or this game could get away from them quickly.