NORMAN, Okla. -- Michael Hunnicutt missed a 19-yard field goal late as No. 14 Kansas State held off No. 11 Oklahoma 31-30 on Saturday afternoon.
Oklahoma, trailing by a point in the fourth quarter, drove to the Kansas State 1-yard line, but couldn't punch the ball in. Hunnicutt then missed the short field goal that would have put the Sooners ahead with 3:53 remaining. Kansas State (5-1, 3-0 Big 12) took possession and ran out the clock.
Hunnicutt, touted as an All-America candidate before the season, missed a total of two short field goals and had an extra point blocked.
Jake Waters passed for 225 yards and two touchdowns for the Wildcats, who defeated the Sooners 24-19 two years ago on their previous trip to Norman.
NORMAN, Okla. -- Kansas State stunned the Oklahoma Sooners with a 31-30 victory on the road. Here is what happened:
How the game was won: Michael Hunnicutt, Oklahoma’s all-time leading scorer, missed an extra point and two chip-shot field goal attempts, including a 19-yarder with 5:39 to go. The Sooners had first-and-goal from the K-State 2-yard line before the 19-yard miss, but running back Samaje Perine couldn’t punch it in on three straight carries.
Game ball goes to: Kansas State quarterback Jake Waters, who was sensational with 225 yards passing and 51 yards rushing. He also accounted for three touchdowns despite having to go to the locker room momentarily with an undisclosed injury.
What it means: With two losses in the past three weeks, Oklahoma is out of the playoff conversation, and maybe the Big 12 title chase, too. With its second straight win in Norman, Kansas State is right in the thick of both.
Playoff implications: The Wildcats have replaced the Sooners as a Big 12 possibility for a playoff spot. The Wildcats do have a loss, but it was to Auburn. And though K-State has a tough remaining schedule with trips to Baylor, TCU and West Virginia remaining, those games also offer the Wildcats chances to land more marquee victories.
Best play video embed: Waters got the K-State offense rolling with this 62-yard strike to fullback Glenn Gronkowski, the younger brother of NFL star Rob Gronkowski.
What's next: The Sooners have a week off to lick their wounds before traveling to Iowa State on Nov. 1. The Wildcats face Texas in Manhattan next weekend.