Trip in Time: 5 years ago, Wildcats down No. 6 Sooners in Norman

No. 15 Wildcats hand OU coach Bob Stoops his first home defeat against ranked foe

Kansas State quarterback Collin Klein carries for a touchdown against Oklahoma in the fourth quarter of an NCAA college football game in Norman, Okla., Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012. Kansas State won 24-19. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

5 YEARS AGO | SEPT. 29, 2012



NORMAN, Okla. — Collin Klein completed 13 of 21 passes for 149 yards and rushed for 79 yards and one touchdown, while John Hubert added 130 yards on 23 carries to pace the No. 15 Wildcats past the No. 6 Sooners at Owen Field.

Oklahoma’s Bob Stoops had won all 14 previous meetings he coached at home against ranked opponents, but a fourth-quarter interception by K-State safety Ty Zimmerman set up a crucial touchdown.

“All wins are important,’’ said K-State coach Bill Snyder, “and when you play somebody as good as Oklahoma is means something special. But it’s not like our players have never been there before. They had confidence going into the ballgame.’’

Toughness too.

The K-State defense made key stops and takeaways, including a fumble recovery Jarell Childs turned into a 1-yard touchdown return early in the second quarter. Justin Tuggle forced the fumble on a third-down sack of OU quarterback Landry Jones.

“We talked all week that if we could put points on the board it would be a big factor to us winning the game,’’ Tuggle said. “I came off the edge to sack Landry and the ball popped out and Jarell jumped on it.’’

Later, the Wildcats made a red zone stop when OU summoned Blake Bell for its goal-line package and the backup quarterback lost a fumbled snap Zimmerman recovered. Tuggle also broke up a two-point conversion attempt by the Sooners with 4:09 remaining and the Wildcats ran out the clock.

“We kind of like to be the underdog,’’ Hubert said. “That gives us the confidence to go out and play hard. We just went out and did what we’re capable of.’’



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