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Kansas St beats No. 25 Texas Tech 49-26
KANSAS ST 49, TEXAS TECH 26

By BETSY BLANEY
Associated Press

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) -- Jake Waters had a big day to help Kansas
State run right over No. 25 Texas Tech.

Daniel Sams chipped in too, running for two touchdowns of his
own to lead Kansas State over the Red Raiders 49-26 Saturday.

"As a team, it was one of our best games, especially (offensive)
line running," said Waters, who ran for two touchdowns and
passed for another. "We got that going early with John
(Hubert's) touchdown run. We kind of set the tone of, `Hey, we
can pound the rock against these guys.' That helped us all day.
As a whole (team), I think that was one of our best games."

Sams' TDs came on a 1-yard rush and a 5-yarder, and Waters
scored from 1 yard and 13 yards.

Waters threw a 20-yard touchdown to Tramaine Thompson. John
Hubert, who scored on a 63-yard run early in the game, finished
with 157 yards on 23 carries to lead the Wildcats.

"It was huge. That got everyone going," Waters said of Hubert's
early score.

Ty Zimmerman scored a 43-yard touchdown after intercepting a
pass from Texas Tech backup quarterback Baker Mayfield early in
the fourth quarter.

The win was the third in a row for the Wildcats (5-4, 3-3 Big
12), while the Red Raiders (7-3, 4-3) dropped their third
straight game.

Mayfield, who came in for starter Davis Webb late in the second
quarter, was 34 for 44 for 276 yards and two interceptions.

"We got outcoached," Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury said. "We
got outplayed. It's up to us what we're going to do for the last
two weeks."

Wildcats coach Bill Snyder, who's been coaching longer than
Kingsbury has been alive, said he's content with the progress of
his team.

"I think we've improved a good deal, not as much as I would
like, but we are getting better week in and week out," said
Snyder, who got his 175th career victory. I think we're better
this week than we were a week ago. Probably played as well
today, or better today, collectively. Offense, defense, kicking
game - a lot of things we didn't like but, collectively, I think
we've probably played as well as we have."

Waters was six of nine for 65 yards passing. He rushed for 38
yards on eight carries. Sams finished with 81 yards on 11
carries.

The Wildcats put the game out of reach when Mayfield was
intercepted for the first time at Texas Tech's 43-yard line and
Zimmerman returned it for a score less than a minute after a
previous Kansas State touchdown.

Texas Tech slowed Kansas State's rushing game early in the third
quarter. The Red Raiders, who were shut out in the second
quarter, came away with points on each of their first two
possessions of the second half. Mayfield ran for a 4-yard
touchdown and Ryan Bustin kicked a 31-yard field goal to pull
within 35-19.

Tyler Lockett led the Wildcats in receptions, getting 44 yards
on four receptions.

The Wildcats got just 48 yards rushing in the third quarter and
the bulk of those came on a key third-and-5 at the Red Raiders
30-yard line following an unsuccessful onside kick by Texas
Tech. Sams started right but juked back left and went for 27
yards and a first down. Two plays later, on the first play of
the fourth quarter, Sams scored from a yard out to put the
Wildcats up 42-19.

Kansas State scored touchdowns on all but one of the Wildcats'
six first-half possessions - their lone unsuccessful one when
they took over on downs with a second remaining.

On the Wildcats' second play from scrimmage, Hubert ran left and
scampered untouched along the far sideline for his 63-yard
touchdown.

Eric Ward led Texas Tech with 11 catches for 107 yards.

Red Raiders receiver Jace Amaro, the Big 12's leader in
receptions, continued his streak of games with at least eight
catches. He finished with nine for 67 yards.

Mayfield's interceptions was his sixth and seventh of the season
and Waters converted the backup's fumble into a touchdown when
he found Thompson in the end zone.

Starting Texas Tech quarterback Davis Webb was 13 for 20 for 78
yards and a touchdown before going out.

Kansas State scored touchdowns on all but one of its six
first-half possessions - their only unsuccessful one came when
they took over on downs with a second remaining.

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