Boxscore
Kansas State 10, Eastern Kentucky 7
Saturday, September 3, 2011 7:00 PM
Location - Bill Snyder Family Stadium
Attendance - 50292

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Eastern Kentucky 0 0 7 0 7
Kansas State 0 0 0 10 10

Recap


Collin Klein’s 33-yard touchdown pass to Chris Harper with 1:39 left helped Kansas State escape with a 10-7 victory over Eastern Kentucky on Saturday in Manhattan, Kan.

Kansas State overcame five turnovers - including four fumbles - to earn its 22nd straight win in a home opener. The Wildcats trailed 7-3 when they took over at their own 14-yard line with 7:20 left before moving the ball 53 yards on 10 plays to set up the decisive score.

Eastern Kentucky, which finished with only 129 total yards and seven first downs, was intercepted by Nigel Malone near midfield on its final possession.

The win would have been a big one for Eastern Kentucky, an FCS school with a rich tradition. The Colonels' defense controlled the line of scrimmage against the Wildcats, and limited them to 175 yards on 56 carries, a 3.1 average.

Kansas State's John Hubert finished with 91 yards on 17 carries, while Klein, who was 13-of-21 passing for 128 yards, rushed for 78 yards on 25 carries.

Eastern Kentucky quarterback Jared Mcclain scored on a 1-yard run late in the third quarter to give the Colonels a 7-0 lead. The score was set up by Brown's fumble near the Kansas State goal line.

Anthony Cantele’s 36-yard field goal with 10:11 left pulled Kansas State within 7-3.

The Wildcats were particularly sloppy in the first half with three turnovers. Klein was involved in two of them as he threw an interception and failed to control a bad snap. A muffed punt return by Ty Zimmerman represented the third.
SCORING
Scoring Summary
3rd Quarter - 4:12
Eastern Kentucky   TD  Kansas State 0 - Eastern Kentucky 7
4th Quarter - 10:11
Kansas State   FG  Kansas State 3 - Eastern Kentucky 7
4th Quarter - 1:39
Kansas State   TD  Kansas State 10 - Eastern Kentucky 7
TEAMS

Team Records

  Eastern Kentucky Kansas State
W/L 0 - 0 - 0 0 - 0 - 0
Conference 0 - 0 - 0

Team Stats

  Eastern Kentucky Kansas State
Score 7 10
First Downs 7 21
3rd Down Efficiency 3-for-15
20%
7-for-16
44%
4th Down Efficiency 0-for-0
0%
0-for-1
0%
Total Yards 129 303
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 27-10 56-175
Average/Rush 0.4 3.1
Passing
Comp-Att 9-26 13-21
Passing Yards 119 128
Average/Pass Play 4.0 5.6
Penalties-Yards 8-68 7-45
Fumbles-Lost 0-0 5-4
Interceptions Thrown 2 1
Time of Possession 23:17 36:43

PLAYER STATS

Eastern Kentucky (0 - 0)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
No Passing
Kansas State (0 - 0)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
C. Klein 13/21 128 1 1
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
No Rushing
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
J. Hubert 17 91 5.4 0
C. Klein 25 78 3.1 0
B. Brown 3 16 5.3 0
A. Pease 5 11 2.2 0
B. Wilson 2 3 1.5 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
No receiving
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
C. Harper 4 61 15.2 1
T. Lockett 2 25 12.5 0
J. Hubert 3 16 5.3 0
S. Smith 2 15 7.5 0
B. Smith 1 8 8.0 0
B. Brown 1 3 3.0 0
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