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Final

(16) Kansas State 17

(9-2, 6-2 Big 12)

Texas 13

(6-4, 3-4 Big 12)

Coverage: FX

8:00 PM ET, November 19, 2011

Royal Texas Memorial Stadium, Austin, TX

1 2 3 4 T
#16KSU 3 7 7 017
TEX 0 3 7 313

Top Performers

Passing: C. Klein (KSU) - 83 YDS, 1 TD

Rushing: C. Johnson (TEX) - 4 CAR, 61 YDS

Receiving: B. Irby (TEX) - 3 REC, 51 YDS, 1 TD

Collin Klein's 2 TDs help Kansas St. slip past Texas 

Associated Press

AUSTIN, Texas -- Collin Klein and Kansas State just keep finding ways to win.

A week after a wild overtime thriller, Klein and the Wildcats survived a dominating performance by the Texas defense for a rugged 17-13 victory despite gaining just 121 total yards.

Klein was clutch when he absolutely had to be.

Klein passed for a touchdown in the final seconds of the first half and capped a short drive in the third quarter with his 25th rushing touchdown of the season.

There weren't many other highlights for Klein and the Wildcats (9-2, 6-2 Big 12), but it was enough for Kansas State's fourth win in a row over the Longhorns. The Wildcats are the only Big 12 team with a winning record over Texas.

"I just love this team," Klein said. "Bottom line is we made some plays."

They didn't make too many.

Klein was sacked five times, held to 4 yards rushing -- he came in averaging 101 -- and completed 9 of 17 passes in an offense that managed just eight first downs. He needs two more rushing touchdowns to tie the Big 12 season record set by Texas running back Ricky Williams in 1998.

"They just beat the tar out of us," Kansas State coach Bill Snyder said of the Texas defense.

Down 17-3 in the third, Texas (6-4, 3-4) had a chance to rally behind backup sophomore Case McCoy, who came in after freshman David Ash threw his second interception. The turnover set up Klein's rushing touchdown.

McCoy led the Longhorns to a touchdown on his first drive, completing all three of his passes and a rollout 36-yard touchdown strike to tight end Blaine Irby.

Texas got within 17-13 on Justin Tucker's second field goal and momentum seemed to be with the Longhorns until their last chance to rally ended at midfield on the final play. Texas snapped the ball as time expired and McCoy ran around for several seconds before throwing a short pass that fell incomplete nowhere near the end zone.

"I really thought we had a chance to win until that last play was over," Texas coach Mack Brown said.

Texas outgained Kansas State 310-121 but the return of running backs Malcolm Brown and Joe Bergeron couldn't provide points. Texas has scored just one touchdown in the last two games. Both were losses that spoiled dominating performances by the defense.

The younger brother of Colt McCoy, who engineered so many rallies for the Longhorns in his career, couldn't muster another one. Case McCoy finished with 80 yards passing and Cody Johnson ran for 61 yards for the Longhorns.

"I was proud of the way we fought," said McCoy, whose play will likely reignite the quarterback debate for Texas' final two games. Ash has started five in a row and is 2-3.

McCoy and Ash could learn a lesson from Klein, who came through with big plays despite getting beaten up most of the night.

After getting sacked for the fourth time, Klein converted a 3rd-and-14 with a 24-yard sideline pass to Sheldon Smith, who barely kept his left foot inbounds. Two plays later, Klein hit Chris Harper with a perfect strike to the corner of the end zone. Texas cornerback Carrington Byndum never turned around on the throw and Harper snagged an easy touchdown to give Kansas State a 10-3 halftime lead.

Ty Zimmerman's interception set up Klein's rushing touchdown and a pass interference penalty against Byndum in the end zone put the Wildcats on the 3. Klein plowed over Texas linebacker Emmanuel Acho to put Kansas State ahead 17-3.

"If you had told me would hold (Klein) to four yards rushing," Brown said, "I would have known that we won the game."

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Team Stat Comparison

 
KSU
TEX
1st Downs815
Total Yards121310
Passing83119
Rushing38191
Penalties2-103-35
3rd Down Conversions4-168-19
4th Down Conversions1-11-3
Turnovers02
Possession28:0032:00

Passing Leaders

Kansas StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Klein9/17834.910
TexasC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
McCoy8/16805.010

Rushing Leaders

Kansas StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Hubert12322.7012
Klein2640.2115
TexasCARYDSAVGTDLG
Johnson46115.3055
Bergeron9404.408

Receiving Leaders

Kansas StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Smith23015.0024
Harper22713.5116
TexasRECYDSAVGTDLG
Irby35117.0136
Davis6335.5010

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERKSUTEX
FG07:10Anthony Cantele 20 Yd 30
SECOND QUARTERKSUTEX
FG10:12Justin Tucker 48 Yd 33
TD00:09Chris Harper 16 Yd Pass From Collin Klein (Anthony Cantele Kick) 103
THIRD QUARTERKSUTEX
TD06:59Collin Klein 3 Yd Run (Anthony Cantele Kick) 173
TD03:43Blaine Irby 36 Yd Pass From Case McCoy (Justin Tucker Kick) 1710
FOURTH QUARTERKSUTEX
FG04:27Justin Tucker 26 Yd 1713

Research Notes

*Texas outrushed K-State by 154 yards, the highest positive differential for Texas in a loss under Mack Brown.
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*The 121 yards allowed to Kansas State are BY FAR the fewest Texas has ever allowed in a loss under Mack Brown.
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*Kansas State is outgained by Texas for the 4th straight time. And for the 4th straight time, Kansas State won the game. Texas outgained the Wildcats by 189 yards tonight in Austin, but still lost 17-13.
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