1. QB Jake Waters
He was amazing on third down whether it was a designed run up the middle or a pass to Tyler Lockett. The only time the Texas Tech defense could stop him on third and long was if the offensive line collapsed. The Wildcats finished the night 9-for-15 on third down conversions which amounts to better than 66 percent. Waters also completed 24 of 31 passes for 290 yards and four touchdowns. He also rushed for 123 yards and a score and was the only Kansas State player to rack up over 100 yards rushing.
2. WR Curry Sexton
Kansas State has more than just one receiver and proved it with Sexton. Lockett is Waters go-to receiver. Sexton finished with nine grabs for 18 yards. Sexton used the long reception and yards after catch to provide two touchdowns. Oh, and there was one marvelous one-hand catch he made to help seal the game..
3. WR Tyler Lockett
As great as Sexton played, Lockett played a key role in the victory. If Waters wasn’t gaining first downs by running up the middle, Lockett was receiving a catch to convert on third down. He did contribute two scores in the process. Lockett ended his night with 125 yards on 12 receptions.
1. LB Pete Robertson
Robertson sacked Jake Waters twice and was a key stopping point. Since the resignation of Matt Wallerstedt, the linebackers have played aggressively and shown tremendous improvement. Robertson finished second in the tackles category with 9. Sam Eguaveon finished atop the leaderboard with 10, but had zero sacks.
2. RB Deandre Washington
Since the emergence of Justin Stockton early in the season, Washington has stepped up his game. He is running the ball and mowing over defenders. Washington clearly has something to prove and continues to play like he does. He only racked up 27 yards, but that came on seven attempts. It’s clear he needs more carries.
3. WR Jakeem Grant
Grant continues to rack up both receptions and yards. He scored both touchdowns and led the team with seven receptions for 90 yards. When Davis Webb made good throws, the receiving corps did a good job of catching it. Receptions were made by 10 different Texas Tech receivers. Grant led them all and had three more than the next receiver in line.
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