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College Football
Oklahoma State 52, Kansas State 45
When: 8:00 PM ET, Saturday, November 5, 2011
Where: Boone Pickens Stadium, Stillwater, Oklahoma
Temperature: 58°
Head Official: Mike Defee
Attendance: 58895

Joseph Randle scored three touchdowns, including the game-winner late in the fourth quarter, and No. 4 Oklahoma State kept its BCS championship hopes alive with a wild 52-45 victory over No. 19 Kansas State on Saturday.

Brandon Weeden threw for a school-record 501 yards and four touchdowns, and with No. 2 Alabama’s loss to No. 1 LSU, the Cowboys (9-0, 6-0 Big 12) will likely move up to second in the BCS rankings.

The Wildcats had a chance to tie it on the game’s final play from the Cowboys' 5, but Collin Klein’s pass was incomplete in the end zone.

The Cowboys took three separate leads in a back-and-forth fourth quarter, but the feisty Wildcats (7-2, 4-2 Big 12) responded almost every time.

Two of Weeden's touchdown passes went to standout wide receiver Justin Blackmon, the second a 54-yard quick slant that gave the Cowboys a 45-38 lead with 4:47 left in the game.

The Wildcats responded only three plays later when Klein scrambled up the middle for a 12-yard touchdown before Oklahoma State ripped off a four-play, 65-yard scoring drive, with Randle giving the Cowboys the lead for good with a 23-yard touchdown burst up the middle with 2:16 to go.

Klein, a junior quarterback, finished with 144 yards rushing and three touchdowns, most of which came in the fourth quarter. He also threw for 231 yards and a score.

Blackmon had 13 receptions for 205 yards for Oklahoma State, which is off to its best since 1945.
Top Game Performances
Kansas State   Oklahoma State
Collin Klein Player Joseph Randle
29 Attempts 16
144 Yards 73
5.0 Avg Yards 4.6
3 Touchdowns 2
0 Long 0
Kansas State   Oklahoma State
Tramaine Thompson Player Justin Blackmon
6 Receptions 13
71 Yards 205
11.8 Avg Yards 15.8
0 Touchdowns 2
0 Long 0
Team Stats Summary
  Yards Scoring Defense
Team Tot Rus Pas TD FG INT Sck FF
Kansas State 507 276 231 5 1 2 0.0 1
Oklahoma State 575 73 502 6 3 1 2.0 1