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Video: Kansas State RB Angelo Pease

November, 4, 2012

David Ubben talks with Angelo Pease about his new role after Collin Klein's injury and focusing on the immediate future after Saturday's 44-30 win over Oklahoma State put K-State at 9-0.

Video: Kansas State's Tyler Lockett

November, 4, 2012

Tyler Lockett talks with David Ubben about his kick return for a touchdown and his matchup with OSU cornerback Justin Gilbert, as well as what tonight's 44-30 win over Oklahoma State meant to him as an Oklahoma native.

Video: Kansas State's Arthur Brown

November, 4, 2012

Kansas State linebacker Arthur Brown talks with David Ubben about Kansas State's 44-30 win over Oklahoma State.

MANHATTAN, Kan. -- There was a noticeable lack of Collin Klein in the fourth quarter, but Kansas State survived a meeting with another Big 12 title suitor and top-25 opponent, dispatching Oklahoma State 44-30.

Klein was on the sideline without a helmet for much of the second half, and his Cowboys counterpart, Wes Lunt, reportedly suffered from concussion-like symptoms. He was sidelined after taking a big hit on his third interception of the night.

It was a rough night for quarterbacks but a good night for the BCS title contender. Kansas State took care of business against a pretty good Oklahoma State team. Let's take a closer look with some instant analysis:

It was over when: Allen Chapman intercepted Clint Chelf in the end zone with 2 minutes, 6 seconds remaining, ending a drive that featured a pair of fourth-down conversions.

Game ball goes to: Klein. He sat for much of the second half but was key as Kansas State took advantage of the Oklahoma State turnovers -- and had a vintage Klein game, despite the injury. In less than three quarters, he had 245 yards on 16-of-22 passing and 64 yards and a score on 17 carries.

Second game ball goes to: Chapman. Chapman had three interceptions on two quarterbacks, including the pick that sealed the game.

Stat of the game: Kansas State won the turnover battle 5-0. The yardage battle was fairly even, but you can't turn the ball over like that on the road and expect to win. K-State is plus-20 on the season in turnover margin. Entering this week, no team in the nation was better than plus-19.

Unsung hero of the game: Kansas State's kick-return team. Tyler Lockett and Tramaine Thompson broke kick returns of 100 and 60 yards, respectively, and Lockett scored on his. K-State turned Thompson's return into just three points with Klein out, but combined with the turnovers, this paid off big.

What it means: Kansas State will spend the week worried about Klein's health but not the Big 12 race. With three games left, Kansas State is the clear front-runner and already beat the only team with one Big 12 loss (Oklahoma) on its home field.

Plenty more to come tonight ...

Video: Oklahoma State-K-State pregame

November, 3, 2012

How can Oklahoma State get the edge and upset Kansas State? In his pregame video, David Ubben explains.