MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Kansas State finally learned what it’s like to play from ahead.
It’s not any easier.
Collin Klein had three touchdowns rushing for the No. 20 Wildcats, who nearly blew a big second-half lead against Missouri before holding on for a 24-17 victory and their first 5-0 start since 2000.
Klein finished with 157 yards of total offense and John Hubert added 126 yards on the ground for the Wildcats, who had lost the last five matchups between the Big 12 rivals.
James Franklin was 19 of 35 for 214 yards passing for the Tigers (2-3), who came into the game averaging more than 500 yards of total offense. They only managed 326 against the Wildcats, most of that coming on a pair of long touchdown drives in the fourth quarter.