Redshirt freshman quarterback Skylar Thompson connected with junior wide receiver Byron Pringle on three passing touchdowns, and Pringle added an 89-yard kickoff return for a touchdown to help Kansas State shock 13th-ranked Oklahoma State, 45-40.
Pringle became the first player in Big 12 history with three touchdown catches and a kickoff return touchdown in the same game.
Saturday’s upset makes Kansas State bowl-eligible for the eighth consecutive year, and the 19th time under Head Coach Bill Snyder.
Thompson spurred the opening possession on his feet, rushing for 65 yards and a 5-yard touchdown rush on the opening drive and totaled a career-high 93 rushing yards in the game. Thompson also had great success through the air, throwing 10-for-13 for 204 yards and three touchdowns.
Pringle hauled in all of Thompson’s passing touchdowns, as the duo connected on a 47-yard touchdown pass in the second quarter, and a 46-yard touchdown pass and a 60-yard touchdown in the third quarter to give Pringle his eighth, ninth and 10th career touchdown receptions and his fourth, fifth and sixth of the year.
Voice of the Kansas State Wildcats Wyatt Thompson joined “In The Zone” on Wednesday to recap the upset and break down K-State basketball.
You can catch Wildcat Weekly with Wyatt every Wednesday at 5:40 pm on Sports Radio 1150 KSAL. The weekly chats are brought to you by Robson Oil.
Hear Wyatt on Sports Radio 1150 KSAL when the Cats take on the Iowa State Cyclones on Saturday. Kickoff is at 2:30 pm with coverage beginning at 11 am on KSAL. Also hear Wyatt broadcast K-State basketball against Arizona State on Thursday.