Kansas State football rebound misses the mark in 29-21 misfortune at Oklahoma State

Kansas State football comeback falls short in 29-21 loss at Oklahoma State

STILLWATER, Okla. — The greatest astonishment emerging from Kansas State's 29-21 misfortune to Oklahoma State on Friday night at Boone Pickens Arena was the reality the Wildcats were still in the game until the end.

A plenty of missteps and a deadened exertion on offense left the Wildcats in an early opening, yet they almost moved out.

Subsequent to surrendering a score on an interference to trail 20-7 at halftime, the Wildcats constrained Oklahoma State to agree to handle objectives after the break and pulled inside one score on Will Howard's 6-yard score run with 8:56 leftover.

The Wildcats chose to go for two places, and wide collector Keagan Johnson's pass fell inadequate, leaving them with an eight-point shortfall.

K-State then, at that point, got the ball back and moved into Oklahoma State an area, however linebacker Nickolas Martin captured Will Howard, finishing the danger. It was Howard's third capture attempt of the game.

The Wildcats had another opportunity, however turned the ball over on downs.

For Oklahoma State, quarterback Alan Bowman finished 19 of 35 passes for 235 yards and Ollie Gordon scrambled for 136 yards and a score. The Ranchers had 412 yards of complete offense.

For K-State, Howard was 15 of 34 passing for 152 yards and three captures, however hurried multiple times for 104 yards and a score.

The following are three focus points from a disheartening night for the Wildcats.

First-drive disappointment a terrible sign for K-State

Kansas State scored on its most memorable belonging in every one of the initial four games, so when the Wildcats won the coin throw, it seemed OK that they took the ball.

Just this time the Wildcats went three-and-out, and Oklahoma State replied with a 15-play, 72-yard scoring drive that required 5 minutes, 24 seconds off the clock.

The tone was set, and K-State never drove in the game.

Another game, another pick — and more terrible

As great as Will Howard has been this season, he likewise has would in general be excessively forceful. That is the reason he had a capture attempt in every one of the initial four games.

In any case, he multiplied that up in the primary half alone against Oklahoma State, defrauded the twice by Cowpokes security Cameron Epps.

The first, on a profound ball to Phillip Streams in the primary quarter, didn't cost the Wildcats, however the second unquestionably did.

With the Wildcats following 13-7 in the last moment of the half, Howard tossed an out course to Streams, who slice to the sideline however at that point took action downfield. Epps hopped the out course and ran immaculate to the end zone for a 35-yard score to give OSU a 20-7 halftime advantage.

A third interference, however Nickolas Martin, finished a final quarter drive that might have gotten the Wildcats even.

Howard finished 15 of 34 passes for 152 yards in the game.

Hazardous plays keep on tormenting Wildcats

For the fourth consecutive game, an adversary had no less than one run and one pass play go for 30 or more yards. Oklahoma State required one half to get that going.

The Cattle rustlers got a run of 33 yards in the half from Ollie Gordon and 45-yard pass fruitions from Alan Bowman to both Jaden Bawl and Rashod Owens. Gordon added a 36-yard run in the second from last quarter.

It didn't help that beginning cornerback Jacob Parrish didn't play, nor did he make the excursion to Stillwater. And afterward the other cornerback, Will Lee went down with brief left in the principal half.

Lee was having one of his better games with eight handles in the half. He was supplanted by Equity James, while Keenan Garber began in Parrish's place.