Kansas State 35, North Texas 21

Date - Saturday, September 15, 2012 7:00 PM
Location - Bill Snyder Family Stadium
Attendance - 50290

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
North Texas 7 0 6 8 21
Kansas State 7 7 7 14 35

Recap


No. 14 Kansas State 35, North Texas 21:
Collin Klein threw two touchdown passes to Tramaine Thompson and ran for another as the heavily favored Wildcats struggled before pulling away from the visiting Mean Green.

Kansas State (3-0), which scored 103 points and averaged 306 yards rushing in blowout victories over Missouri State and Miami, led only 14-13 before Klein's second touchdown pass to Thompson - a 21-yarder on third-and-6 with 3:15 left in the third quarter - gave the Wildcats some breathing room. John Hubert's 6-yard touchdown run made it 28-13 with 13:20 to go.

Klein finished 15 of 20 passing for 230 yards and also rushed for a team-high 85 yards, and Thompson finished with 102 yards on five catches. Kansas State's Tyler Lockett returned a kickoff 96 yards to make it 7-7 in the first quarter after Brelan Chancellor had given the Mean Green (1-2) a 7-0 lead with a 6-yard TD run.

Antoinne Jimmerson's 1-yard touchdown run with 7:03 remaining in the third quarter brought the Mean Green to within 14-13, but Zach Olen pulled the extra point wide-right. Olen had a 45-yard field goal attempt blocked by Vai Lutui in the second quarter.

The Mean Green outrushed the Wildcats 145-143, more than double the 67.5 Kansas State was allowing per game. North Texas quarterback Derek Thompson was 25 of 28 passing for 208 yards. His 19-yard touchdown pass to Chancellor with 2:31 left finished the scoring.

GAME NOTEBOOK:
North Texas, which defeated Texas Southern 34-7 last week, hasn't won two straight games since 2004. ... Kansas State is 44-2 in September home games since 1992 under coach Bill Snyder and 65-7 in non-conference games since 1990 under Snyder. ... North Texas coach Dan McCarney, who was 56-85 in 12 seasons at Iowa State, fell to 2-11 against Kansas State.
SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 4:00
North Texas   TD  Kansas State 0 - North Texas 7
1st Quarter - 3:47
Kansas State   TD  Kansas State 7 - North Texas 7
2nd Quarter - 2:24
Kansas State   TD  Kansas State 14 - North Texas 7
3rd Quarter - 7:03
North Texas   TD  Kansas State 14 - North Texas 13
3rd Quarter - 3:15
Kansas State   TD  Kansas State 21 - North Texas 13
4th Quarter - 13:20
Kansas State   TD  Kansas State 28 - North Texas 13
4th Quarter - 6:44
Kansas State   TD  Kansas State 35 - North Texas 13
4th Quarter - 2:31
North Texas   TD  Kansas State 35 - North Texas 21
TEAMS

Team Records

  North Texas Kansas State
W/L 1 - 2 - 0 3 - 0 - 0
Conference 0 - 0 - 0 0 - 0 - 0

Team Stats

  North Texas Kansas State
Score 21 35
First Downs 21 21
3rd Down Efficiency 7-for-15
47%
5-for-7
71%
4th Down Efficiency 1-for-2
50%
0-for-0
0%
Total Yards 358 373
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 40-150 28-143
Average/Rush 3.8 5.1
Passing
Comp-Att 25-28 15-20
Passing Yards 208 230
Average/Pass Play 6.7 11.5
Penalties-Yards 3-35 1-15
Fumbles-Lost 2-1 2-1
Interceptions Thrown 0 1
Time of Possession 37:04 22:56

PLAYER STATS

North Texas (1 - 2)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
D. Thompson 25/28 213 1 0
Kansas State (3 - 0)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
C. Klein 15/20 230 2 1
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
A. Jimmerson 8 68 8.5 1
B. Byrd 19 61 3.2 0
B. Chancellor 5 24 4.8 1
J. Brown 4 5 1.2 0
D. Thompson 4 -8 -2.0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
C. Klein 11 85 7.7 1
J. Hubert 12 38 3.2 1
D. Sams 4 19 4.8 0
B. Wilson 1 1 1.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
I. Delgado 9 86 9.6 0
B. Chancellor 5 33 6.6 1
A. Jimmerson 2 28 14.0 0
B. Byrd 4 23 5.8 0
C. Bynes 2 21 10.5 0
A. Power 2 15 7.5 0
D. Smith 1 7 7.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
T. Thompson 5 102 20.4 2
C. Harper 5 78 15.6 0
B. Wilson 1 23 23.0 0
T. Tannahill 1 13 13.0 0
C. Sexton 2 8 4.0 0
T. Lockett 1 6 6.0 0