By JOHN RABY, AP Sports activities Author
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Jarret Doege threw two landing passes, Dylan Tonkery returned an interception for a rating and West Virginia beat No. 16 Kansas State 37-10 on Saturday.
Leddie Brown rushed for 102 yards and a rating because the Mountaineers (4-2, 3-2 Large 12) knocked the Wildcats from their solo perch atop the league standings.
Kansas State freshman Will Howard was intercepted 3 times and the Wildcats (4-2, 4-1) went scoreless after halftime to see their four-game profitable streak snapped.
The Large 12’s high protection held Kansas State to 225 whole yards, together with 73 after halftime.
“I believed our gamers competed. I advised all of them week, that’s the way you’re going to be evaluated: on the way you compete, the way you strained,” West Virginia coach Neal Brown stated. “I believed they simply had a businesslike strategy, actually from the start. For sure, that’s essentially the most full recreation we’ve performed in our two years right here.”
Howard’s quick move went by way of the palms of huge receiver Chabastin Taylor. Tonkery grabbed the carom and went 18 yards for a landing to place West Virginia forward 34-10 halfway by way of the third quarter.
Casey Legg’s 45-yard subject purpose for the Mountaineers early within the fourth handed Kansas State its largest deficit of the season.
Howard managed a 35-yard landing throw simply earlier than halftime however was given little room to do anything towards West Virginia’s swarming protection.
“I believed our effort was good; we didn’t have good execution,” Kansas State coach Chris Klieman stated. “Like I advised the blokes, all of us will take possession on this.”
Brown scored on a 9-yard run within the second quarter and went over 100 speeding yards for the fourth time this season. West Virginia sophomore Bryce Ford-Wheaton caught three passes for 104 yards, marking the primary 100-yard effort of his profession.
Doege completed 22 of 34 for 301 yards.
Each groups let early landing probabilities slip away.
Nicktroy Fortune intercepted Howard on the primary sequence of the sport, however West Virginia missed a subject purpose. On two different drives, the Mountaineers settled for brief subject objectives after twice getting contained in the Kansas State 10. Kansas State kicked a brief subject purpose after it could not attain the top zone from the two on its second sequence.
Kansas State: The Wildcats had been in a position to overcome inefficiencies and miscues in earlier video games. Not this time. Howard completed 19 of 37 for 184 yards. Kansas State was restricted to 41 yards on the bottom.
West Virginia: In a recreation when most every little thing went proper, the Mountaineers gained yards in chunks and received third-down conversions for a change, and dropped passes weren’t a problem this time.
The Wildcats will drop a number of spots when the AP Prime 25 ballot comes out Sunday.
Kansas State hosts No. 6 Oklahoma State subsequent Saturday. The groups have break up their final six conferences.
West Virginia performs at Texas. The Mountaineers have gained on their final two journeys to Austin, Texas.
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