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Prepare for a shootout in Manhattan

10/4/2008

Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin

MANHATTAN, Kan. -- The busiest people at Bill Snyder Family Stadium have been the statisticians.

As expected, both Texas Tech and Kansas State have been blistering hot offensively. Kansas State was able to pull into a 14-14 tie after Josh Freeman scored on a 1-yard TD plunge on the second play of the second quarter.

The two teams combined for 290 yards and averaged 8.3 yards per snap in an entertaining first quarter.

Tech gashed the Wildcats for 35 yards on three runs to start the game on the first three plays from scrimmage.

That early running wasn't nearly as successful later in the quarter when KSU stopped the Red Raiders on downs at the Tech 29 when Shannon Woods inexplicably ran wide after Tech's early success inside.

Graham Harrell was sizzling from the start hooking up with seven different receivers in the first quarter in a masterful early start.

But Freeman was just as hot, hitting seven of his first eight passes for 101 yards.

Brace yourself. The offenses look dominant in this one. First one to 60 points might win.