Aggies suffer 4-OT 53-50 loss to KSU

Texas A&M held a 10-point lead in the fouth quarter, but Kansas St came back to force overtime and Collin Klein scored one of his six touchdowns in a fourth overtime to lead No. 14 Kansas State to a 53-50 win over Texas A&M in Manhattan on Saturday afternoon. Klein passed for 281 yards and 1 TD and rushed for 103 yards and 5 TDs to lead Kansas St. Cyrus Gray rushed for 221 yards and 2 TDs for A&M.

Texas A&M held a 10-point lead in the fouth quarter, but Kansas St came back to force overtime and Collin Klein scored one of his six touchdowns in a fourth overtime to lead No. 14 Kansas State to a 53-50 win over Texas A&M in Manhattan on Saturday afternoon. Klein passed for 281 yards and 1 TD and rushed for 103 yards and 5 TDs to lead Kansas State. Cyrus Gray rushed for 221 yards and 2 TDs for Texas A&M.

After a scoreless first quarter, Texas A&M took a 7-0 lead early in the second quarter on 6-yard TD pass from Ryan Tannehill to Ryan Swope.

Kansas State fumbled on their ensuing possession and Texas A&M recovered at the Kansas State 44-yard line. It took the Aggies 4 plays to drive the 44 yards for a TD, with Jameill Showers scoring on a 3-yard run to take a 14-0 lead with 11:24 left in the second quarter.

On Texas A&M's next possession, a Ryan Tannehill pass was intercepted by intercepted by Kansas State's Nigel Malone who returned it to the Aggie 33-yard line.

Kansas State drove 33 yard in 9 plays with quarterback Collin Klein scoring on a 2 yard run to cut the Aggie lead to 14-7 with 3:45 left in the second quarter.

Kansas State forced an Aggie punt and then drove 70 yards in 5 plays, Klein scoring a touchdown on a 3-yard run to tie the game 14-14, and this would be the halftime score.

Midway through the third quarter, a Collin Klein pass was intercepted by Aggie defensive back Terrence Frederick at the A&M 33-yard line and he returned it 57 yards to the Kansas State 10-yard line. It took the Aggies just one play to convert the interception into a touchdown with Cyrus Gray scoring on a 10-yard run to give the Aggies a 21-14 lead with 3:36 left in the third quarter.

Kansas State responded, driving 87 yards in 8 plays, with Collin Klein scoring on another 2-yard run to tie the game at 21-all early in the fourth quarter.

Kansas State fumbled the ball away on their next possession and Texas A&M recovered at the Kansas State 29-yard line. Cyrus Gray scored his second touchdown of the game on a 7-yard run to give the Aggies a 28-21 lead with 11:09 left in the fourth quarter.

After forcing a Kansas State punt, Texas A&M drove 79 yards to inside the Kansas State 1-yard line but on 4th-and-goal elected to go for the field goal which they converted to take a 31-21 lead with 6:38 left in the game.

Kansas State responded quickly with Collin Klein connecting with Chris Harper connecting with Chris Harper on a 53-yard touchdown pass to pull Kansas State to within 3, 31-28, with 4:49 left in the game.

Kansas State forced an Aggie punt and drove to the Texas A&M 26-yard line before Anthony Cantele kicked a 44-yard field goal to tie the game 31-31 with 2:12 left in regulation.

Texas A&M picked up one first down before having to punt and Kansas State ran out the clock to take the game into overtime.

Kansas State had first possession in the first overtime, and scored a touchdown when a Klein fumble was recovered in the endzone by Tramaine Thompson to give Kansas State a 38-31 lead. The Aggies tied the game at 38 on a 9-yard TD pass from Ryan Tannehill to Jeff Fuller, forcing a second overtime.

In the second overtime, both Texas A&M and Kansas State kicked field goals, making the score 41-41 and forcing a third overtime.

In the third overtime, Kansas State scored easily on a 25-yard Klein run to take 47-41 lead but failed to convert the mandatory 2-point conversion. Texas A&M faced 4th-and-goal from the Kansas State 8-yard line but Tannehill connected with Uzoma Nwachukwu to tie the game. The Aggies' mandatory 2-point conversion attempt that could have won the game failed when a Tannehill pass fell incomplete, forcing a fouth overtime.

Texas A&M got first possession in the fourth overtime but facing 4th-and-1 from the Kansas State elected to kick a 20-yard Randy Bullock field goal to take a 50-47 lead.

Kansas State took advantage of a pass interference penalty on Texas A&M to score a game-winning touchdown on a 1-yard run by Collin Klein to give Kansas State a 53-50 four-overtime win over Texas A&M.

For Kansas State, Collin Klein completed 17 of 27 passes for 281 yards and 1 TD with 1 IN and rushed for 103 yards and 5 TDs on 35 carries.

For Texas A&M, Ryan Tannehill completed 27 of 46 passes for 210 yards and 3 TDs with 1 INT and Cyrus Gray rushed for 221 yards and 2 TDs on 31 carries.


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