MANHATTAN — Kansas State is empty in the second half and gives up a late touchdown to fall 17-10 to Tulane.
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While each team had exactly 336 total yards of offense, Kansas State played and lost one too many times, going 1-of-5 on fourth down and 2-of-15 on third down. Tulane was just 1-of-12 on third down, but their only bet on fourth down paid off, with quarterback Michael Pratt yard wide on his own 24-yard line sealing the win. green wave.
Tulane takes the lead, 17-10
Another failed fourth attempt comes back to bite Kansas State as Tulane drives 52 yards in five plays to come back in front, 17-10, on a 4-yard touchdown pass from Michael Pratt to Tyrick James with 4:27 remaining.
The Green Wave went for 52 yards in five plays after stopping K-State in fourth-and-1, stopping Adrian Martinez for a 4-yard loss. The Wildcats are now 2 of 14 on third down and 1 of 5 on fourth.
K-State and Tulane tied 10-10 after three quarters
Kansas State continues to struggle in short-range situations and returns the ball on downs at Tulane’s 45-yard line. The Green Wave ends the third quarter at the Wildcat’s 49-yard line with a game tied 10-10.
K-State is 2 of 12 on third down and 1 of 4 on fourth down. Tulane is yet to convert its third seven downs.
Tulane strikes first in second half to tie at 10-10
After stopping Kansas State on fourth down at its own 34-yard line, Tulane drove 53 yards to tie the game at 10-10 on a 30-yard field goal from Kriston Esnard.
Quarterback Michael Pratt had a 24-yard rush and a 22-yard completion to Duece Watts on the drive, but stalled after a Felix Anudike-Uzomah sack.
Wildcats take a 10-7 lead at halftime
After doing nothing for most of the first half, Kansas State scored twice in the 2:43 final to lead 10-7 on Chris Tennant’s field goal when time expired.
The Wildcats, who failed to cross midfield in the first quarter, finally showed signs of life late in the half, rushing 75 yards to tie it at 7-7 with 2:43 left on a pass from 21-yard touchdown from Adrian Martinez to Kade. Warner.
As Tulane drove on their next possession, linebacker Daniel Green intercepted quarterback Michael Pratt and returned him 49 yards to the Green Wave 23-yard line. The Wildcats brought him to the 4-yard line, where Tennant threw him for the lead.
Tulane opened the scoring with 3:13 left in the first quarter on a 1-yard run from Tyjae Spears, capping a nine-play, 91-yard drive.
After passing just 46 yards in the first quarter, K-State came back with 144 in the second and held a 190-82 advantage at the break. Martinez was 15 of 19 passing for 110 yards, while Deuce Vaughn rushed for just 36 yards on 13 attempts.
For Tulane, Pratt was 7 of 14 for 110 yards and led the green wave in rushing
Kansas State on the Board
After going empty on the previous four possessions, Kansas State finally gets on the board with 2:43 left in the half on a perfect strike from Adrian Martinez to Kade Warner from 21 yards out.
The Wildcat drive covered 75 yards in eight plays and we’re tied at 7-7.
K MIA State Offense
With 6:06 to go in the first half, K-State trails Tulane 7-0. Wildcats with a total offense of 96 yards.
K-State defense to the rescue
After Kansas State’s first offensive possession went nowhere and Tulane took over at the Wildcat’s 39-yard line, the defense intensified with a quick three-and-out.
The Wildcats will try again from their own 20-yard line with 8:55 left in the first quarter.
K-State wins toss and postpones
Kansas State won the toss for the third straight week and, for the second straight time, postpones.
Tulane will receive the ball first.
Ten minutes from kickoff, the weather looks more promising this week than last, when Missouri’s game start was delayed 15 minutes with an hour delay in the second quarter due to lightning.
Conditions today are 91 degrees, partly cloudy with southerly winds at 17 mph.
More Shawn Robinson
Super-senior Shawn Robinson, a transfer graduate from Missouri who was among the strong linebacker’s likely starters for Game 1 of the season against South Dakota, left before every game for the Wildcats.
After missing each of the first two games and being listed as day-to-day by K-State coaches, he was removed from the Wildcat roster before the Tulane game.
Robinson began his career as a quarterback at TCU and then Missouri, before moving to safety for the Tigers. After transferring to K-State for the spring semester, he moved from safety to linebacker.
Arne Green is based in Salina and covers Kansas State University sports for the Gannett Network. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter at @arnegreen.
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